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MES Arabic LSA+ Rabat

Rabat, Morocco

Program At a Glance

Terms Offered



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Middle Eastern Studies


The Middle Eastern Studies Department offers a language study abroad program in Rabat, Morocco. Classes take place at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL). Students live in the old city with local homestay families and take three courses at CCCL: two courses in Arabic language (intermediate or advanced) and the director's seminar, "Modern Morocco: Literature, Culture, and Society." Students participate in a wide arrange of extra-curricular activities such as calligraphy workshops, NGO visits, and meetings with Moroccan novelists and filmmakers. In addition, students will visit a variety of cities and regions, such as Fez, Tangier, Marrakech, and the Atlas Mountains.



Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.


Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds.  If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term. 

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, contacting the Financial Aid office is often advisable.  

Financing your program | Financial Aid | Scholarships | Budgeting & Costs


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