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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Direct Enroll
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior Areas of Study: Arabic
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Credits: 3, 6, 9
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic Housing Options: Homestay
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: Yes
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 in the summer can earn 3, 6, or 9 credits. AALIM classes are small, allowing for a great deal of individual attention. For each 4-week session during the summer, students enroll in an 80-hour Arabic language class and earn 6 credits. Students interested in learning more about course offerings and descriptions can find information here.


Catholic University students applying to this program may also be interested in the following scholarships:
Additional scholarship options are listed on the Office of Education Abroad's scholarships website.

Housing 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 enjoy opportunities to participate in activities (weddings, family holidays, etc.). Every student receives two meals per day and laundry service from 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
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** 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.