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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: IES 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Arabic, English, French Housing options: Homestay
Areas of study: African Studies, Arabic, Cultural Studies, French, Gender and Women's Studies, Geography, History, International Relations, Internships, Islamic Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Direct enrollment, Hybrid GPA: 2.75
Program Description:
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Rabat - Study in Rabat

Program Overview

As you walk the boulevards of Rabat, it's hard not to be enchanted by the mystery and tradition of this timeless city. From the bustling souqs and energizing atmosphere of the city to the serenity of the surrounding mountains and sea, Rabat is an ideal place to learn about the languages, cultures, and religions of North Africa and the Arab world.

Delve into the fascinating layers of this North African nation as you learn Modern Standard Arabic with courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learn Colloquial Moroccan Arabic to communicate with local Moroccans, and if you have already taken advanced French, you can take French-taught area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center or local universities. Our area studies courses focus on North African and Islamic Studies and introduce you to the many influential forces shaping the history and culture of Morocco.

Visit www.IESabroad.org for complete program details.

Why Rabat?

Chances are you're craving a new way of learning—a new way of seeing the world. Consider studying somewhere exotic, somewhere with a melting pot of cultures and influences; somewhere that's located close to ancient ruins, the beach and the mountains; somewhere with a rich history, but definitely a modern flair, too. You can have all of this and so much more when you study abroad in Rabat.

Student Life

We strive to make sure you feel safe, cared for, and at home while you’re away from home. Whether it’s the orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, the cultural events that make it easy and fun to meet other international and local students, or the field trips and walking tours that take you to places tourists don’t usually see—we’re all about our student service. Learn more about the day-to-day studying abroad on this program. From field trips to housing, it’s all on IES Abroad’s website.

Scholarships & Aid

IES Abroad firmly believes that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad program. That's why we commit $5 million in study abroad scholarships and aid, all offered through one quick and easy application. Check out all of our scholarship options at www.IESabroad.org/aid.

Aid Application Deadlines:
Summer – April 1
Fall/Academic Year – May 1
Spring/Calendar Year – November 1

The IES Abroad Difference

We can say that our academic standards are completely unmatched, our partnerships with more than 500 global universities and colleges speak to the quality of our programs, and our health and safety practices have set the standards for the entire field of study abroad. And all of that would be true…. But what really sets us apart is our commitment to you. As a not-for-profit study abroad and internship provider, you are our bottom line. Your success is our success. And in today’s world, that’s a pretty extraordinary thing.

  • 135+ Award-Winning Study Abroad and Internship Programs
  • 33 Global Locations
  • Advising & Student Support from predeparture to after you return home
  • Strong Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
  • $5+ Million in Aid and Scholarships
  • Passionate, Mission-Focused Staff and Faculty from our headquarters in Chicago to our Centers around the world
  • 70 Years of Experience

About IES Abroad

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a not-for-profit academic consortium of more than 260 top-tier American colleges and universities, with more than 240 additional partner universities worldwide. IES Abroad provides premier study abroad and internship programs around the world through IES Abroad, IES Internships, IES Abroad Customized & Faculty-Led Programs, and The Study Abroad Foundation. With more than 400 study abroad programs in 85 locations worldwide, the organization creates authentic global education opportunities for thousands of students annually. IES Abroad has nearly 140,000 alumni who have benefited from studying in IES Abroad programs since its inception. Discover more about what we offer with all of our programs.

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Academic Program

Students at IES Rabat start with an Intensive Introduction to colloquial Moroccan Arabic (required, 0.25 Pomona credits) during orientation. During the semester, students are required to take Modern Standard Arabic (1.5 Pomona credits) and elective courses, with options including Colloquial Moroccan Arabic, English- or French-taught IES Abroad area studies courses, French- or Arabic-taught courses at the Université Mohammed V (for students with advanced language proficiency), and an Internship/Social Action Seminar.

Students enroll in 16 to 19 IES semester credits to earn 4 to 4.75 Pomona credits.

Students are required to take at least one course with significant focus on Morocco.

Students may take only one IES course on a CR/NC basis. Students may not take a required language course on a CR/NC basis.

Living Arrangements
Students live with a local family in the Medina within walking distance of the IES Center and experience Moroccan traditions, family life, and cuisine. Students will receive three meals daily. Students may request to live with another IES Abroad student in the homestay. 

Host Institutions
IES Abroad
Université Mohammed V

Student Experiences
Read about student experiences on the IES Rabat program.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 09/08/2024 10/04/2024 02/01/2025 05/17/2025