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Other Program Information


Upon arrival in Rabat, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program students participate in a one and a half day orientation designed to introduce them to Moroccan culture and daily life and familiarize them with the logistics of the program. The orientation combines structured informational sessions with organized activities. Topics such as safety and health, family life in Morocco, cultural adjustment, program regulations, participant responsibilities and other essential information are all discussed during orientation.

Accommodation and Meals

Students in the AMIDEAST Moroccan Language and Culture Program in Rabat live with Moroccan families that have been carefully screened by AMIDEAST/Morocco from a database of qualified applicants. Students usually are placed with families who have previous experience hosting foreign students through AMIDEAST. Most host family members speak Arabic as a first language and also speak at least some French; a minority speak Spanish or Amazigh (Berber) as well.

AMIDEAST matches students with host families using a variety of criteria. While all placement preferences may not be met in every case, AMIDEAST will strive to make the best match to ensure a rewarding and pleasant living experience. In the event of a problem, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program staff members will be available either to mediate or to arrange a new host family placement.  Students will be provided with all meals by their host families but may find that some days it is not possible to return to the family for lunch because of class schedules.


AMIDEAST/Morocco organizes one day trip to a different part of Morocco during the program. See the Academic Calendar for the specific location of this excursion. In addition, students can travel independently on free weekends.

Health & Safety

With AMIDEAST’s more than 60-year presence in the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs are able to draw on AMIDEAST’s long-term experience in the region, strong local connections, and deep understanding of the intercultural, health, safety, and security issues inherent to study in the Arab world.

As part of the program fee, AMIDEAST provides medical and accident insurance for all students through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). In addition to medical insurance, AMIDEAST education abroad students are provided with security and natural disaster evacuation services through CISI. AMIDEAST has also contracted with an intelligence provider to assist with monitoring, protecting against, and responding to security issues in the region.

For more information on AMIDEAST's approach to Health and Safety, please click HERE.

The AMIDEAST Advantage

Guided by an Academic Consortium that represents a cross-section of U.S. higher education, AMIDEAST programs are designed to provide academic excellence. AMIDEAST programs also include ample opportunities to interact with local university students and to reflect on intercultural encounters in structured settings.

Grade Reports and Transcripts

Please click HERE to learn more about how students receive grades for academic work completed on an AMIDEAST Education Abroad program.

Rabat Addresses

Street and Mailing Address:
35, Zanqat Oukaimeden
Agdal, Rabat, Morocco