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Contemporary Challenges Credits
Language Immersion

AMIDEAST: Area & Arabic Language Studies (Morocco)

Rabat, Morocco

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Fall 2020
Aug 31, 2020
Dec 23, 2020
Mar 01, 2020
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
TBA
TBA
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
Arabic
English
Yes
No
No
Class Standing
First semester Sophomore
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3.0 | 3.3 for 1st Semester Sophomores
Credits

14-17

Program Advisor

The Program

Study in Rabat, Morocco for a semester or a whole academic year!

Students have the opportunity to study both Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. In addition to academics, students benefit from an opportunity to live with a Moroccan family. Students also have the option of taking a community-based learning course, which includes placement at local partner agencies.

Program Location

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Rabat, Morocco

Morocco

Rabat

Rabat, the capital of Morocco, is perched on the Atlantic Ocean, in proximity to Gibraltar, Spain, and Portugal. Its white buildings, shimmering against the blue sky and sea, make a dazzling impression. In the 12th and 13th centuries Rabat became the key fortified center of the Almohad Empire, and imposing monuments and ruins of this age remain to this day. The Moroccan royal family still resides there in a splendid palace complex. The oldest quarter of the city (the “medina”) is a maze of shops, with a plethora of items on sale, including pottery, leather goods, fabrics, jewelry, antiques, and the most beautiful vegetables in the world! Here, you will also find traditional coffee and tea houses.

Academics

 

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the AMIDEAST Morocco website.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to AMIDEAST and Rutgers University. That means that you will need to take 14-17 credits while abroad. The credit translation system between AMIDEAST and Rutgers University is 1:1, meaning a 3-credit course at AMIDEAST will also be a 3-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript.  It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.

Academic Calendar

 

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the AMIDEAST Morocco web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed. 

Fall Semester

Late August

Late December

Spring Semester

Mid-January

Mid-June

Housing and Meals

 

Students enrolled in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat, Morocco have a choice of living arrangements and meal plans.

Homestay – students who select this option will live with a Moroccan family that has been carefully screened by AMIDEAST from a database of qualified applicants. Students usually are placed with a roommate from the AMIDEAST program into families who have previous experience hosting American students through AMIDEAST. Most host family members speak Arabic as a first language and also speak French; a small number of family members also speak Spanish or Amazigh (Berber) as well. Students living with host families will be given a stipend for lunch, as often class schedules prohibit students from returning to their host families for lunch.

Student residence with a Moroccan roommate – students who select this option will live in a private Moroccan student residence hall that opened in 2007. Each double room has a private bathroom and toilet, small refrigerator and cooking facilities and internet access. There are separate buildings for male and female students and strict gender segregation is enforced at all times, as well as a curfew before midnight. The residence hall is located in the university quarter of the city and students living there should expect to take public transportation to and from classes. A student cafeteria with limited options is located across the street and students may eat there, prepare their own meals in their rooms, or eat in restaurants. Please note that the availability of residence hall rooms is limited; therefore, AMIDEAST cannot guarantee that students who select this option can be placed there. Students who are not assigned a residence hall room will be placed with host families.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,990
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Most meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $14
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $1,200
Total $4,314.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per semester $18,885
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Most meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $800
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $14
Books and Classroom Materials $200
Local Transportation $1,600
Personal Expenses $2,400
Total $6,814.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $19,990
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition
•    Housing
•    Most meals (for homestay option)
•    Program excursions
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,800
Meals $400
Visa (Estimate is for US Citizens) $14
Books and Classroom Materials $100
Local Transportation $800
Personal Expenses $1,200
Total $4,314.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to all students participating in a Center for Global Education AMIDEAST program.  For more information and application instructions please visit the AMIDEAST website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.

Student Spotlight

Nazish Zara

"Morocco was one of the few countries left that still taught Arabic, and I knew I had to seize the opportunity while I could. Learning the language of a country opens a whole host of learning to be taking place. The mind understands things differently in different languages, and understanding that allows the person to grasp the history and people of a place a lot better."