We offer many options for accommodation in Rabat. It is MCAS policy to set up accommodation for all of our students, interns or volunteers with local Moroccan families. However there are also options for students if they wish to have more privacy while living in Rabat. We encourage staying with a family, as this unveils Moroccan culture more deeply to the student as well as offering an arena of Arabic communication not otherwise found. We have a selection process for the families and you can be assured that your Moroccan ‘family’ will provide you with a hospitable, safe and educational environment.
If, however, you prefer private accommodation, that is single or double occupancy, then MCAS will help you secure a safe and local abode, yet we kindly ask our applicants to specify that option while filling out the application.
Some of the options of housing and accommodations that we offer our applicants while being enrolled in our programs here in Rabat are as follows:
Staying with host families:
This is a very highly recommended option because students can have a very close understanding of what Moroccan family life is like. This allows students a chance to use their Arabic with their family members. Most of these families are close to our center and are no more than 5 minutes walk to get to our center.
The services that students get from staying with host families include three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Laundry and Shower can be available in some houses; if not students staying in the old medina can go to the Hammam: a modern yet traditional style Moroccan bath house. This option also involves your own room as well as access to wireless internet.
A second option that our applicants can also consider is a single or double occupancy choice in our residence halls. We usually take into consideration that our applicants would appreciate to have their own privacy or might like to share a room with one of our students, interns or volunteers. This option includes cleaning, access to internet, a kitchen with a refrigerator and a stove plus a shower.
If you wish to register for a one of these options, please make sure you specify that in our online applications.