Our location in the heart of the medina of Rabat offers an authentic setting for the study of Arabic in Morocco. Students will be immersed in centuries of tradition and experience North Africa’s renowned friendliness and hospitality while pursuing your studies. In 2011, Rabat was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO. Here, tradition meets modernity, East meets West.

The Moroccan Center for Arabic Studies offers language courses in Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (known as Darija), and French.  We also offer academic university-level, subject courses.  Our affiliation with Mohammed V University in Rabat means courses can be accredited by your home institution. Our language and subject courses are taught by highly-qualified teachers and academics with many years experience.

Our subject courses have included:

  • Culture and History of Morocco
  • The Arab Spring in the MENA Region
  • Gender and Society
  • Human Rights and Migration
  • Islam and the West
  • Amazigh Movements in Morocco
  • Sufism in Morocco
morrocan traditional architecture

Our courses are offered in semesters, can be taken in the Fall, Spring and Summer, and  last from 2 to 14 weeks. Shorter courses can be taken in the summer or tailored to meet the needs of study abroad programs. We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced levels of study for language courses. Private classes are also available and may be useful in fulfilling specific requirements for your studies.


  • Pre-departure guidebook
  • In-country support and orientation
  • Resident coordinator
  • Language study partner
  • Internships and volunteering projects
  • Cooking classes
  • Sightseeing and weekend excursions
  • Riad accommodation or a local host family
  • 2 traditional Moroccan meals a day (special diets catered for)
  • Airport transfers
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