The Contemporary Maghreb

Learn Arabic and study this compelling region in sunny Rabat, Morocco.

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Delve into a rich civilization at the nexus of Mediterranean, African, European and Middle Eastern influences: the Moroccan capital city of Rabat. Whether a beginner or a more advanced speaker of Arabic, at the end of six weeks, students will have been challenged to improve their language skills and refine their understanding of North African history and politics in coursework taught in English. Homestay, cultural performances and site visits provide full cultural immersion for a well-rounded and memorable summer abroad.

Complement the six-week immersion with an optional two weeks of community engagement at a local NGO.

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At A Glance


  • 3.0 GPA
  • Sophomore+ standing


  • Summer 2023
  • Dates: May 31 - July 16, 2023 (6.5 weeks)
  • May 31 - July 30, 2023 (with 2 week extension)

Estimated Cost

  • Six Weeks: $6,100
  • Two-Week Extension: TBA

Language of Instruction

  • English
  • Arabic (Beginner - Advanced)
I loved my host family. It can be sometimes difficult because of the cultural differences, but they truly want you to be happy. Great food and great integration--I felt like a member of the family.

Steven, George Washington University

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