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Overview of Study Abroad Programs in Morocco

Studying abroad in Morocco offers a captivating fusion of academic exploration, cultural immersion, and historical richness. Nestled at the crossroads of Africa and Europe, Morocco boasts a diverse array of educational opportunities. Beyond academics, Morocco’s vibrant culture, intricate architecture, and bustling markets create a vibrant tapestry for personal growth. From the bustling medinas of Marrakech to the serene landscapes of the Sahara Desert, students have the chance to experience a country with a rich history that spans centuries of trade, art, and diplomacy.

Engaging with Moroccan hospitality, practicing Arabic, and participating in traditional customs enhances cultural understanding. With its juxtaposition of ancient traditions and contemporary dynamics, studying in Morocco promises a captivating journey that extends beyond the classroom, fostering a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity and a transformative exploration of North African heritage.

WHY STUDY IN MOROCCO

Study abroad in Morocco offers a unique and enriching experience for several compelling reasons. From exploring the labyrinthine streets of Marrakech’s medina to visiting ancient cities like Fez, you’ll be immersed in a vibrant blend of Arabic, Berber, and European influences that shape Morocco’s unique identity.

Morocco’s strategic location at the intersection of Africa and Europe offers the opportunity to explore neighboring countries and cultures. With its rich history, dynamic landscapes ranging from the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara Desert, and a hospitable environment, studying in Morocco not only deepens your education but also broadens your worldview. Study in Morocco to expand your cultural horizons and enhance your academics through a wide range of courses. Put yourself out there by studying in Morocco!

HIGHLIGHTS OF STUDYING IN MOROCCO

Here are just a few of the best things about studying in Morocco:

  • Engage with the warm hospitality of locals, fostering meaningful connections and gaining insights into Moroccan daily life.
  • Immerse yourself in the intricate designs of mosques, palaces, and medinas, appreciating the profound influence of Islamic art.
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey to the Sahara Desert, experiencing camel treks, stargazing, and the magic of the desert landscape.
  • Participate in vibrant festivals like Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr, and the Fez Festival of World Sacred Music, offering insights into Moroccan traditions.

Our Morocco Study Abroad Programs

Browse all of our opportunities to study in Morocco below. If you can’t find a suitable program, check out our main program finder to continue your study abroad search beyond Morocco.

Location

About Ifrane

Ifrane, a picturesque Moroccan town nestled in the Middle Atlas mountains, is renowned for its pristine beauty. It’s a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering hiking, hunting, and fishing opportunities. The cityscape is adorned with stunning fir and maple trees that transform into a vibrant autumnal display. The iconic Lion d’Ifrane graces the heart of the city, surrounded by stylish cafes and eateries near the Palais Royal.

Dates & costs

Our study abroad programs dates vary based on the particular university you’ll be placed in and the costs vary based on how long you intend to study as well as what your course load will be.

To learn more about the costs and dates available, please select an individual study abroad program from the list above, or Request a Call and one of our team members will get in contact with you.

Semester Study in Morocco (Al Akhawayn University) | $13,390

Eligibility

  • World Endeavors study abroad participants should be 18 years or older (in most cases).
  • Have a passport valid for at least 6 months from the start of their program.
  • Keep in mind that all countries have different visa restrictions for varying types of passports.
  • Must have completed high school (or equivalent)
  • While some programs have minimum GPA requirements and require that applicants be currently enrolled in a college or university, others are open to all participants regardless of age or student status.

See individual study abroad program pages for more details, or contact a World Endeavors advisor.

Housing

Students live in residence halls on the university campus with shared rooms split by gender. There are also shared bathrooms, kitchens and lounge areas. All rooms are heated and furnished with a bed, mattress, desk, chair, closet and dresser. Rooms are typically shared by 2 to 3 people.

The residential complex provides easy access to university facilities including the restaurant, the health center, the gymnasium, the activities center, and the academic and administrative services departments. Accommodations are chosen to ensure students’ safety and convenience.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN MOROCCO

In your spare time in Morocco, there are plenty of enjoyable activities and experiences to pursue. Here are some suggestions:

  • Explore the Medina: Wander through the narrow streets of the medinas (old town) and discover bustling souks, historic landmarks, and vibrant local culture.
  • Experience the Sahara Desert: Take a desert excursion, where you can ride camels, watch stunning sunsets over the dunes, and stargaze under the clear night sky.
  • Try Moroccan Cuisine: Indulge in delicious Moroccan dishes like tagine, couscous, pastilla, and Moroccan mint tea at local restaurants and cafes.
  • Trek in the Atlas Mountains: Explore picturesque valleys, traditional Berber villages, and stunning mountain landscapes.

How to choose the best Study Abroad program

Selecting the perfect study abroad program can be easy! Follow these steps to find the program that will help you achieve your goals.

Earn Credit Toward Your Degree

Studying abroad offers a great opportunity to explore your academic interests in an international context! Use our Program Finder tool to search by field of study and take classes toward your major.

Choose Your Dream Destination 

Combine education and exploration of your dream destination! Evaluate which program countries align with your interests and academic objectives.

Improve your Language Skills

Immersing yourself in a language-rich environment is the ultimate method for developing fluency. If language-learning is your goal, favor destinations that use your language of choice.

Fit Your Budget

Explore scholarships and financial aid to determine if these may impact your destination options. Consider the overall cost of the program and cost of living in-country to identify the optimal match.

The Time is Right

Explore programs offered in just the right window of opportunity. We offer semesters in the fall or spring, full academic year programs, or shorter summer study programs.

Try our program finder to filter based on your choices.

SEARCH

Academic Credit

World Endeavors study abroad programs take place at top accredited universities and schools around the world. World Endeavors program advisors assist students with the process of credit approvals, transcripts, and credit transfers. We work with students’ academic advisors and universities to ensure that the process goes smoothly, allowing students to focus on the cultural and academic experience of studying abroad.

Have a specific course or requirement to fill? Contact a World Endeavors advisor to see what programs will be the best fit.

ACADEMIC CREDIT INFORMATION

Recent Morocco Testimonials

Kristin MInternship in Morocco

Interning abroad through World Endeavors was a life-changing experience. The staff are amazing, and they truly care about making your time abroad the best it can be.

Lindsey CIntern in Morocco

My personal goals related to cultural immersion were very much fulfilled. I learned so much through weekend excursions and quality time with my host family. Working with World Endeavors was a very smooth process and I enjoyed my conversations with my coordinator - she was hugely helpful in customizing my experience, and I appreciated her check-ins throughout the program.

Lydia MIntern in Morocco

I had a wonderful internship and the most incredible host family experience. My French language ability soared and I learned so much about Moroccan culture

Asseyah WIntern in Morocco

I had a wonderful time. World Endeavors organized everything. I was able to have clear communication to get picked up from the airport. The local coordinators made it easy meeting my host family and helping us get adjusted during the first week. I would definitely recommend going to Morocco. The people are hospitable. I felt safe as a woman. We were able to easily explore other cities. I learned more Arabic and practiced my skills on a daily basis.

Morocco FAQs

Is Morocco a Muslim Country?

Yes, Morocco is predominately Muslim, with 99.9% identifying as Sunni Muslim.

What Should You Wear in Morocco?

In Morocco, opt for modest and respectful clothing, particularly in traditional and rural areas. Choose loose-fitting clothes that cover shoulders, cleavage, and knees for women; men should also avoid revealing attire. Pack layers for varying climates, comfortable shoes, and consider a scarf for head coverings at religious sites. In beach areas, swimwear is acceptable, but remember to cover up outside those areas. Adapting to local customs and wearing traditional clothing is appreciated, and be mindful of cultural sensitivity.

How Far is Morocco from Spain?

Morocco is located on the northwest coast of Africa and is separated from Spain by the Strait of Gibraltar. The distance between the two countries is approximately 8 miles.

When is the Best Time to Visit Morocco?

The best time to visit Morocco is usually between March and May or September to November. These months offer the best combination of pleasant temperatures and lower rainfall. This is also when the country is least crowded, meaning you’ll be able to experience the full beauty of Morocco without the hustle and bustle of the peak tourist season. However, Morrocco has much to offer throughout the year.

Is Morocco Safe?

Morocco is generally safe for tourists. Watch for petty theft in crowded areas, respect local customs, and use reputable transportation. Be cautious of scams and stay informed about travel advisories and health precautions.

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World Endeavors offers study abroad programs in several destinations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, and Oceania. Our programs are located in a variety of sites, including urban and rural, English-speaking and non-English speaking. Semester, year-long, and summer programs are all available. Our wide range of options means you can find the program which is just right for you.

How to apply for a Study Abroad Program

You’ve decided to study abroad – congratulations! Applying for your World Endeavors program is easy and stress-free. Get ready to CHANGE YOUR WORLD!

STEP 1
EXPLORE & ASK

Research and compare. If you can’t decide on a program, we can guide you toward the best fit.

STEP 2
SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION

Fill out our online application form to share all your relevant details with our team.

STEP 3
ENROLL & PREPARE

Receive your official acceptance and enroll. We’ll give you all the info you need to get ready!

STEP 4
START YOUR ADVENTURE!

You’ve researched, planned and saved. Now you’re ready to study and explore like never before!