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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/10/2018 07/07/2018

** 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.
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 Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Host Family Program Lead Faculty: Mohamed Elayyadi
Program Advisor: Cory Smith
Program Description:
Program OverviewMorocco2  


Program Overview

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.

Program Flier.docx

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Students will visit the Moroccan cities of Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Volubilis, Chefchaouen, and Tangier.

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Who Can Participate?Morocco5

  • Freshmen
  • Sophomores
  • Juniors
  • Seniors
  • Graduate Students
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

All students in this program are required to enroll in ARAB1010-001 (3 credits) for the summer term. In order to receive credit for ARAB1001-005 (5 credits) from the host institution, students will also have to register for MLTI3000 for the summer term.
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

Students will be staying with host families.

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Getting There

Students will be taking flights into Morocco.

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Program Costs

2018 Program Cost: TBD
2017 Program Cost:  $2,680

Included in Program Cost:Morocco4
  • 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, and Tangier…)
  • Welcome Ceremony / Orientation  & Farewell Ceremony / Graduation
  • Casablanca Airport Transfer (Pick-up and Drop-Off) 
  • In-country transportation for program-planned activities
  • International emergency and evacuation insurance
  • ISIC Card ($25) 
Not Included in Program Cost:
  • Tuition – (at your standard tuition rate)
  • MLTI3000 ($200)
  • International Airfare
  • Passport application/renewal fees (~$165)
  • Recommended/required immunization/vaccination fees (~$)
  • Some meals (~$)
  • Personal spending/souvenirs (~$)
This program has been awarded an $200 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, it's best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see 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 this information is via the US Department of State’s webpage at:

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 know and address the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a 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

While UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad, traveling UC faculty, students and staff are the individuals making decisions overseas and therefore play a key role in their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS, a company that provides medical and security advice. UC's member ID 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 through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to help the U.S. Embassy contact you in an emergency.

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
728E Old Chemistry Building

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