The Contemporary Maghreb

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

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Morocco's scenic locations, artisanal crafts and traditions, and artistic scene are not to be missed! APA organizes a cultural calendar thoughtfully built to highlight the various components that make up the Moroccan heritage.

Weekend Excursion

  • Fez and Volubilis: The “Athens of Africa”, Fez is Morocco’s unofficial cultural capital of the country. Its long and storied history can be seen throughout the medina, tanneries, forts, and kasbahs. On the way back to Rabat, visit Volubilis, the ancient Roman and Berber city ruins. Both locales are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Tangier and Chefchaouen: Travel to the northwest part of the country to visit the city of Tangier, nestled on the African side of the strait of Gibraltar and the “Pearl of the North”, Chefchaouen, known for its photogenic blue buildings.

Cultural Activities

  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Music workshop
  • Ceramics painting


Depending on what is happening in the city, two to three events will be on the calendar. These could be:

  • Concerts
  • Theater
  • Dance
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