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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2023 10/15/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Anthropology, Arabic, Business Administration, Cultural Studies, Economics, History, International Studies, Liberal Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, French
Language Requirement: 3 College Terms of Language Study Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Undergraduate GPA: 2.50 Click here for a definition of this term Previous Coursework Required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Host Country Language: Arabic Housing: Apartment, Homestay
Special Scholarship/Funding Available: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing Eligibility: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Post-Baccalaureate
Program Description:

Program OverviewCIEE Rabat

Rabat, Morocco's capital and second largest city, has a population of 3 million people. Rabat hosts Morocco's most prestigious universities and many international governmental and non-governmental institutions such as UNESCO and the World Bank. The city is a mixture of modern and traditional and provides a good range of cultural opportunities through art exhibits, music, and theater. Central Rabat has a modern infrastructure with large office buildings, palm tree-lined boulevards, cafes, restaurants, and shopping centers.

Program Focus

This program is appropriate for students with a background in Arabic or French who have a strong interest in developing their Arabic language skills while learning firsthand about contemporary Morocco. Through a combination of Arabic language and area studies courses taught in English and French, students gain significant insight into Moroccan society, politics, literature, and religion, and Morocco's relationships with the West and within the Arab world. The program is designed for a wide array of academic disciplines including Arabic language, Francophone studies, African studies, comparative literature, religion, and international relations.

The summer program will allow students to take modern standard and colloquial Arabic courses, then head out into the city to give their newly developed skills a whirl. From bargaining in the medina to visiting fascinating ruins and colonial architecture, taking part in activities like cooking classes to living with a Moroccan family, CIEE helps students experience it all.



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Program Dates

Current CIEE Calendar

Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Arabic
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Foreign Languages
  • French
  • International Studies
  • Literature
  • Middle East Studies
  • Political Science

Capstone Option

Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters


Fall:  Students enroll in 24 - 26 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 - 26 quarter credits
Academic Year:  Students enroll in 48 - 51 quarter credits
Summer:  Students enroll in 15 quarter credit

Language of Instruction 

English, Arabic, French

Host Country Language 

English, Arabic, French

Housing Homestay

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate

Minimum GPA Requirements


Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Requirements

1 year college level French or Arabic (no language requirement for summer)

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account.