Arabic Language & Community Service Program

The Arabic Language & Community Service Program is designed to take participants on a discovery of Moroccan hospitality and its cultural diversity within ancient cities and in the heart of Berber villages in the Atlas Mountains. The goal of this program is to bring a sense of global social responsibility through community service and interaction with local communities. A core component of this program is an Arabic language class that the participants will attend daily. Throughout the program, participants will also practice speaking Arabic with their host-family members and friends, as well as engage in panel discussions with Moroccan students and guest speakers. In the program, participants will take part in and contribute to a number of community service projects such as building irrigation canals in remote villages, planting trees, and teaching English to low-income students. Service projects will take place in both urban and rural locales with Moroccan students and community leaders. In addition to these leadership activities, a portion of the program will include a variety of captivating excursions and experiences.
  • Meet and engage in community service projects with youth and women’s associations
  • Learn and practice Arabic through language classes & immersion with homestay family members and locals
  • Meet volunteers from the U.S. Peace Corps and CorpsAfrica, discovering living in Morocco through their stories
  • Enjoy the rich variety of Moroccan landscapes and connect with nature in the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Moorish and Jewish heritage in the cities of Casablanca, Fez, and Sefrou
  • Experience traditional Moroccan food and personal connections in a family homestay
  • Experience the unique, vibrant street life of historic medinas in Rabat, Fez, and Sefrou
  • Engage in personal conversations with Moroccan university students

A combination of homestay and guest houses or hotels

For more information, please contact info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com

Summer Program 2020 Dates:
  • Session 1 - May 19 to June 8
  • Session 2 - June 22 to July 13
  • Session 3 - July 27 to August 17
Deadline to apply:
  • March 15, 2020
Program cost:
  • $2,995 USD per student
Included
  • All accommodations (Homestay, guesthouses , and hotels)
  • All transport and transfers by private vehicle in Morocco
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Academic lectures
  • Language classes if applicable
  • 25/7 support staff + Full Time Program Leader
  • Licensed tour guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Excursions and field trips
  • All planned activities
Not Included
  • Airline tickets
  • Health and other personal travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com
MOBT is offering waiver type scholarships in the amount of $1000 to students who are interested to join its summer abroad programs. We are seeking applicants with interest in language learning, community service, and civic engagement.
Who is eligible?
  • U.S. citizens who are 18 years or older
  • College students currently enrolled in school
How to apply? Please send the following essays to info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com and include your full name (First and last name), country of citizenship, and the school you are currently attending.
  • Please describe how your participation would contribute to your academic achievement and career plans in the future (for example: enhanced knowledge/expertise, new curriculum ideas, career advancement, publications, networking opportunities (500 words or less)
  • How might you share your experience with others at home in your community after the completion of the program? (250 words or less)
Application Deadline
  • March 15, 2020
Questions? Please contact us at info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com