In this semester/academic year program in Rabat, Morocco, students will take 12-17 credits per semester and have the option of both Arabic and Area Studies courses. Students live with host families in Rabat. There will be multiple excursions per semester, such as to Fez or Marrakech. The fall semester starts in late August and runs until mid-December. The spring semester beings in mid-January and runs until early May.
- Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (3 credits) - required
- Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits) - recommended
- Elective Area Studies Courses taught in English, including a Community-based Learning option. Recent courses have been drawn from Middle East & North African Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Amazigh Studies.
Rabat is one of Morocco's "imperial cities," as well as its political capital. It is home to the leading educational institutions in the country and offers students opportunities to move from the shops and cafes of the "European" city to the winding alleys and exciting markets of the old medina in a few minutes' walk. Students attend their classes at AMIDEAST's facilities in the bustling Agdal area of Rabat, near the Royal Palace.
To be considered for this program, students must submit an application for both UWM and AMIDEAST by their respective deadlines. To start a UWM application, click on "Apply Now" button on the top of this page. Visit the AMIDEAST website to apply.
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
The program fee is set by AMIDEAST. AMIDEAST will invoice UWM for the program fee and this fee will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the AMIDEAST website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session to learn about study abroad costs and budgets and how financial aid can be used for study abroad, as well as general information on how to search for scholarships and other funding resources.
Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage. We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.
Are you a Pell Grant recipient? Check out the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.
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