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Arabic or French Summer in Morocco
Rabat, Morocco (Study Abroad Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Budget Sheets Summer
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Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy
Program Director:
Taoutel, Jean-Pierre
Housing Options: Homestay Cumulative GPA: 2.5
ISU Course:
INST 395A Language of Instruction: Arabic, French
Host Country Language: Arabic, French Online Course Catalog Available: No
Iowa State
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Program Description:

Arabic or French Summer in Morocco

New location for 2015!! The predominant languages are Colloquial Moroccan Arabic, Modern Standard Arabic, and French.


Academic Program


Students take two courses for a total of 8 credit hours. In the first week, students will study Colloquial Moroccan Arabic, culturecity, and society. For the remaining five weeks, students study Modern Standard Arabic at an appropriate level. There are approximately 22 hours of classes each week, Monday-Friday. Two afternoons per week, students meet with conversation partners (Moroccan students who attend the AMIDEAST in Rabat). Grading is based on oral and written work, exams, and the final paper. Instruction is provided by AMIDEAST in Rabat. 

Pre-requisites: Students must have one year of Arabic study or two semesters at the college level (Arabic 101 & 102).

Students take four courses for a total of 8 credit hours at the 200-level or above. French students will not take Colloquial Arabic, only six weeks of French.

Pre-requisites: Must be at the 200-level and completed at least two years of college-level French, or the equivalent in high school (4 years).


Students stay in a hotel the first night. Then, students live with carefully chosen Moroccan families that provide living accommodations and two meals daily (breakfast and dinner). Lunch is taken close to the location of classes at AMIDEAST. Usually two students are placed with each family.



Students arrange their own transportation to Casablanca; those who do not have extensive experience traveling internationally are encouraged to book the same flights. A bus will transport students from Casablanca to Rabat.



The course fee for Summer 2015 is estimated at $4,650 for all students. Additional study abroad fees will also be assessed. The program fee includes instruction, lodging, insurance, two meals daily, and the required excursions. The fee does not include incidentals or transportation to and from Morocco. The estimated cost of a round-trip flight from Cedar Rapids or Des Moines to Casablanca is $2,000.


Financial Aid & Scholarshipscity

In general, financial aid received to attend the Iowa State University may be applied toward the cost of studying abroad. Aid eligibility is adjusted to reflect the total cost of participating in the program. In addition, students are encouraged to apply for need- and merit-based scholarships awarded by their college and the Study Abroad Center. (See Affording to Go on the Study Abroad Center website here.)



The program is open to all students who have a 2.5 GPA and the appropriate level of Arabic or French (see pre-requisites above).


Program Descriptioncity

The ISU Arabic and French Summer Program in Morocco is a six-week intensive language program. The program begins with on-site orientation to familiarize participants with Moroccan culture. Living with a Moroccan family and studying Modern Standard Arabic or French language as well as Moroccan culture helps you build skills you could never gain in a regular classroom in the U.S. Students earn 8 s.h. resident credits in either Arabic or French.


This program offers students a unique learning experience living with a Moroccan family, studying with native professors, and acquiring enormous cultural competency during their stay in Morocco.



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This program is currently not accepting applications.