During this intensive language program, classes meet for several hours a day, a total of 70 contact hours of Modern Standard Arabic and are taught by local faculty at the Qalam Language Center in Rabat. Students in the program live with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families and attend classes at Rabat Qalam Center in the modern "Souissi" area of the city, housed in a spacious villa and enclosed within its own tranquil garden, the school is an ideal place to learn and also offers students plenty of space for quiet study or reflection. Students will gain the advantage of an authentic cultural and linguistic immersion in an Arabic speaking country alongside formal languages classes. Cultural Excursions to visit various points of interest in Morocco supplement the Arabic training and further enhance the immersion experience provided at Qalam.
Arabic (ARAB) 210: Intermediate Arabic
Arabic (ARAB) 250: Gateway to Advanced Arabic
Arabic (ARAB) 375: Study Abroad in the Arab World
This program is open to all undergraduate and graduate students including students who do not attend George Mason University. Non-students are also welcome to participate. Students must have completed ARAB 110: Elementary Arabic before the start of the program.