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IES: Rabat, Study in Rabat
Rabat, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
African Studies, Arabic, Business/Management/Finance, Chemistry, Communications, Cultural Studies, Economics, Engineering, French, Gender Studies, History, International Relations, Internship, Literature, Management, Marketing, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
Arabic, English, French
Language Requirement:
0 - none
Education Abroad Adviser:
Whitney Strickler
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Africa and Latin America Grant-in-Aid, Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid, Whole World Scholarship
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
 

Program Overview     



Delve into the fascinating layers of this North African nation as you learn Arabic with courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. IES Abroad courses focus on North African and Islamic Studies and introduce you to the many influential forces shaping the history and culture of Morocco. Students can take courses taught in English or in French.

Gain a unique cultural perspective and practical work experience with an internship placement at a local organization, school, or business. Whether learning alongside Moroccan students or sharing a home-cooked meal with your homestay family, you will enjoy regular opportunities to integrate into the community. Coupled with IES Abroad field trips and field study trips that provide first-hand cultural insight, this program will help you to gain a meaningful cultural experience and a deeper knowledge of what it means to be a citizen of the world.

 


Program Quicklinks     


Course Offerings
Pre-Requisites
Housing and Meals
Program Costs
Financial Aid & Scholarships
More Information
How to Apply
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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students may not fulfill GHA (General Health and Activity) general education requirements abroad.

To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the 
IES Rabat Course Equivalency List* Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad. To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.

  • 3.0 Cumulative GPA.
  • Sophmore class standing or higher at time of study

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by IES. You will live either in a homestay, where 3 meals per day are provided, or in a residence hall, where you will be responsible for providing your own meals (kitchen facilities on site).


Program Costs


For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet or Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with IES as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 

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Getting Started
Schedule an Appointment
Academics
Cost & Funding
Health & Safety
Parents & Family



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2014-2015 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 TBA TBA
Fall 2014 01/20/2014
03/15/2014 08/28/2014 12/19/2014
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 02/02/2015 05/23/2015
NOTE: Students taking IES center courses will depart May 23, 3025. Student taking direct enrollment courses will depart in mid-June. Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/01/2015 03/15/2015 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 05/01/2015 06/30/2015 TBA TBA

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