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  • Locations: Fes, Morocco; Meknes, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco; Tangier, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/05/2019
Rolling Admission 06/09/2019 07/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Faculty-Led Program Program Type General: Faculty-Led
Level of Study: Graduate, Undergraduate Academic Theme: Language, Culture, and Humanities
Credit Offered: UC Credit Click here for a definition of this term Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 2.0 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Lead Faculty: Mohamed Elayyadi
Program Advisor: Bene Khoury
Program Description:
Program OverviewMorocco2  


Program Overview

Come learn Arabic in magic Morocco! Arabic in Rabat Morocco is a 4 weeks Language and Culture program offering 8 Credit Hours. Learn Arabic Language and culture in Rabat Morocco with students from around the world at “Qalam Wa Lawh” Institute.

June 1 - June 27, 2020

2019 UC Arabic Summer Program in Rabat Morocco Updated.docx

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Rabat, Morocco. Students will also visit Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and the Sahara.

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Who Can Participate?Morocco5

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Graduate Students
Minimum 2.0 GPA required.

If you are a non-UC student, please review the below form.
Faculty Led_Non UC Student Applicant Form.pdf

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Academic Program and Course Information

Come learn Arabic in magic Morocco! 4 weeks Language and Culture program offering 8 Credit Hours. Learn Arabic Language and culture in Rabat Morocco with students from around the world at “Qalam Wa Lawh” Institute

All students in this program are required to enroll in Arab 1010 Arabic Culture (3 Credits) for the summer 2020 term.

Additionally, all students are required to be registered in MLTI 3000 (variable credit) for the summer 2020 term to allow for the Arabic language transfer credit earned at language school abroad. The UC International Office will register students for MLTI3000.

In order for UC International to enroll you in MLTI3000 for the proper amount of credit hours, please have a Academic-Credit-Approval-Form.pdf completed and signed by Grace Thome ( in the Romance Languages department. 

Tuition and fees are assessed based on total enrolled hours for a term. This includes the hours associated with the study abroad class. Students who enroll for more than 18 hours for the term will be assessed additional per credit hour fees over and above the flat fees associated with being enrolled full-time (for most students full-time is 12-18 hours).
Co-op students selected to participate in this program are required to enroll in the course during the designated term, regardless of when the student may be on co-op.  If the course is during a term when the student is on co-op, tuition and fees will be charged per a student’s residency status and college, based on the part-time per credit hour rate.
A student can see his/her full and part time tuition rates and college fees here (use left-side navigation menu to click into the relevant academic year):

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Mohamed Elayyadi is an instructor in Arabic Language and Culture here at UC.

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Living Arrangements

Housing: Dorm or Host Family Accommodations (Single room, breakfast and dinner / Lunch (School lunch)) 

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Getting There

Students need to purchase their own flights for this program. Students will fly into Morocco (into either Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA) / Rabat City or Mohammed V International Airport (CMN) / Casablanca City) and need to arrive by June 1st. 2020. 

Airport Transfer (Pick-up and Drop-Off) will be provided for students from both Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA)  and  (CMN) / Casablanca City Airport.


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Program Costs

2020 Program Cost TBD

Included in Above Program Cost:Morocco4
  • Fees for language and culture courses in Rabat, Morocco
  • Housing: Host Family Accommodations  (Single room, breakfast and dinner / Lunch (School lunch))
  • Cultural Immersion Activities, Calligraphy, Workshops, Lectures
  • 3 Weekend Trips & several Local Excursions (Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, Tangier, and the Sahara)
  • Welcome Ceremony / Orientation  & Farewell Ceremony / Graduation
  • Casablanca/Rabat Airport Transfer for students (Pick-up and Drop-Off) 
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • ISIC Card ($25) 
Not Included in Above Program Cost:
  • UC Tuition for ARAB1010-001  – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • MLTI3000 fee ($200)
  • International Airfare (prices can vary and typically cost around $1200 for a round trip)
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded an xxx UC International Scholarship (matriculated, UC degree-seeking students only). UC International scholarship requires a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that both program charges and UC International scholarship will be posted separately on a student’s OneStop bill on the semester in which the course for the study abroad experience is given.  Program charges are posted shortly after students commit to the program through the online application process.  Scholarships are posted after all students 1) register for the course connected to the study abroad experience, and 2) complete all study abroad online paperwork.

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Mohamed Elayyadi
Adj Instructor

A&S-Romance Lang & Lit
2855 Campus Way
Cincinnati OH 45221-0377
Tel: (513)556-3317
Fax: (513)556-2577

Grace Thome

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This program is currently not accepting applications.