Study Abroad, Explore & Volunteer in Morocco | Qalam wa Lawh

Location: Morocco: Rabat

Term: Throughout the year, Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter, Academic Year

Dates: Year Round

Qalam Center For Arabic Studies

22 Ave. Omar Ibn Alkhattab Agdal Souissi Rabat, Rabat 10000 Morocco


Qalam wa lawh is an institution dedicated to providing academic study abroad program in Rabat, Morocco. Qalam wa Lawh's programs include Arabic courses, area studies courses, volunteer and internship placement opportunities.

Arabic courses taught at Qalam emphasize building a strong foundation in communication skills and are designed to ensure learners are confident using the language they are taught. Courses are offered in Modern Standard Arabic & Colloquial Moroccan Arabic. Elective courses are also offered in Classical Arabic, Media Arabic and Arabic literature. Cultural Excursions to visit various points of interest in Morocco supplement the Arabic training and further enhance the immersion experience.

Qalam wa lawh's programs are taught by full-time Arabic instructors who specialize in teaching Arabic as a foreign language. They hail from some of the most prestigious Universities in Morocco and all hold advanced degrees specializing in Applied Linguistics and foreign language acquisition. They all are native Arabic speakers and many are also fluent in English and French.


Curriculum Highlights:

- Full-time professors specializing in teaching Arabic as a foreign language.
- Area studies courses taught by prominent academics from the Mohammed V University, Ibn Tofail University, Hassan II University, and others.
- Strong Academic focus with a rich cultural program.
- Native-speaking Instructors with experience teaching at distinguished Universities in North America and Morocco
- Average class size 6-8 students
- Guest lectures each week
- 2 guided Rabat cultural excursions each week
- Wide variety of supplemental teaching materials
- Arabic Tutors in the Library available for homework assistance and research 9am-8pm
- Week-end exploration trips to Fes, Meknes, Casablanca, Marrakech, Tangier, Arfoud, Merzouga, Essaouira, and Ouarzazate

Accommodation Highlights:
- Comfortable student residences located within 2 miles of the school
- Arrangement of home stays with reliable and generous host families
- Dedicated student support and housing coordinator team supporting students' needs and concerns
- On-site Breakfast and lunch service including traditional Moroccan cuisine
- Laundry Service
- Security Service
- 24 Hour Assistance
- Free WiFI wireless internet access at the school and student residences.
- Student computers with internet access
- Telephones available to students on campus for international and local calls
- Airport pick-ups and transfers

Degree Level


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Languages Used as a Medium of Teaching
  • Arabic

Cost in US$:

Contact Provider for Cost Details

Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

- Arabic instruction
- Cultural Immersion activities (excursions, lectures, calligraphy, cooking, ...)
- Tutoring and homework assistance
- Registration fees
- Textbooks on loan.

Credit Available


Volunteer Types
  • Community Development
  • Community Centers
This Program is open to

Worldwide Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Dormitory

Participants Travel to Morocco

Independently or in Groups

Application Process Involves
  • Written Application
  • Online Application
Typically The Application Process Time is
2 Days
Year Founded