Academics in Morocco
Positioned in the northwestern corner of Africa, Morocco is a gateway between Europe, Africa, and the Arab world. As a result of its diverse cultural history, the country has evolved to form a complex identity and society. Within the confines of its borders, one can meet people from all backgrounds: Berber, Arab, Jewish, Muslim, African, and European. As part of the focus on Mediterranean Studies, programs in Morocco examine challenges that face Morocco and the Arab world today as well as the country’s relationship to its Western European neighbors. An emphasis is placed on Arabic language studies, religion, politics, and cultural diversity.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
This six-week summer program in Rabat is led by IAU's Dean of Business and International Relations, Professor Aboubakr Jamai, MBA. Students enroll in courses ranging from Moroccan culture to Arabic language, foreign politics, international journalism, and much more. Included is a week-long field study throughout Europe, local site visits and cultural activities, and an optional homestay experience.
January Term Seminars
Select IAU January Term Programs
IAU hosts short-term and customized programming options for students in Rabat, Marrakesh, and Fez. Semester programs and internships are available on a case-by-case basis. Please contact IAU for more details.