For thousands of years, Morocco has benefited from the cross-cultural exchange of Berber, Arab, African, and European peoples, and their customs, learning, and gastronomy.
Today, Morocco is home to 34 million, and is one of the most stable and moderate constitutional monarchies in the Arab World. By Moroccan standards, Rabat is a fairly young city, having been established in 1146.
Located 150 miles south of Morocco's northern tip, where the Bou Regreg river meets the Atlantic Ocean, Rabat is the nation’s capital and home to just over 1 million Maghariba (Moroccans). Our host site, Mohammed V University, was founded in 1957 as the first modern university in Morocco.
This program is designed for students with proficiency in Arabic, who can adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge® while studying abroad. The Pledge shows a commitment to linguistic immersion and is the key to students' successful language development and cultural integration.