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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Arabic, Business, French, Media Studies, Politics
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, French Housing Options: Homestay
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Internship Available: No
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 +, 3, 6, 9 Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Program Description:


Arab American Language Institute
in Morocco



In today’s complex world, Arabic has become a key and critical language in the effort to achieve worldwide peace and understanding. In addition, the Arabic language has a long and rich linguistic history. AALIM strives to convey the fundamental beauty of the language while responding to the practical communication needs of today’s students, who may plan work in diplomacy, government, NGOs, or private business.
Arab American Language Institute in Morocco has a communicative, interactive teaching style, and its proficiency-based program achieves outstanding results. Students experience daily progress. AALIM also offers an outstanding and innovative Moroccan dialect course, and excellent advanced and very advanced Modern Standard Arabic programs. AALIM’s goal is to see each and every student make significant advances toward their personal language goals. The Institute limits class size to provide individual attention to each student, and staff members are available outside class time to help students in their studies.


Academics & Curriculum

Students who wish to study abroad in Meknes have the option of participating in a semester program or the summer program. In the spring or fall, students enroll in 17 credits, while students going to Meknes in the summer can earn 3, 6, or 9 credits. AALIM classes are small, allowing for a great deal of individual attention. From the beginning level, language classes are conducted in Arabic. Content courses may be taught in either English or Arabic, depending on the course. Students studying abroad in the fall or spring take 4 courses:

  • Arabic language (8 credits)

  • 3 Area studies courses (3 credits each)

For each 4-week session during the summer, students enroll in an 80-hour Arabic language class. Students interested in learning more about course offerings and descriptions can find information here.

Accommodation & Meals

Students in Meknes, Morocco live in homestays. All families are chosen by AALIM and have experience hosting foreign students. By staying with a family, students take advantage of learning time in Morocco, practicing their language skills, becoming immersed in the culture and often enjoying opportunities to participate in activities (weddings, family holidays, etc.). Every student receives two meals per day and laundry service from their his/her host family. Rooms may be single or double; there is an additional fee for students requesting to live in a single room. Some, but not all, of the families will have internet service available.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2019 03/01/2019
Rolling Admission 06/05/2019 07/04/2019
NOTE: This program offers multiple summer sessions. Students interested in later sessions should consult the AALIM website.
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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