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Summer in Morocco

International University of Rabat

About the Program

The 2019 UIR summer school is a 4-week intensive program taking place from July 1 to July 26. The program offers two main components:

1. Summer Arabic Program (SPA):

The Summer Arabic program aims to significantly increase students’ learning and fluency in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and enhance their ability to communicate with confidence. Classes in darija “Moroccan Spoken Arabic” are offered to help students with everyday interactions with locals on- and off- campus. Students will have opportunities to put their language skills to use through community services, workshop interactions, sports activities, and class presentations.

2. Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Area Studies:

The MENA Area Studies Program aims to introduce international students to the region through a cross-cultural study of its history, society, literature, and politics. Students make their course selection from the following areas:

· Street Ethnographies: Narrating the City

· History of the Arab World

· Moorish Art and Islamic Architecture

· International Politics of the Mediterranean and the Maghreb

Quick Facts

• UIR is the first State/Private higher education partnership in Morocco.

• Enrollment for 2018-2019: 4100

• 67-acre campus

• First programs offered in 2007

More than 60 percent of the campus is dedicated to green spaces, with 3000 trees and a rainwater basin. The campus also has a state-of-the-art solar farm which generates 327 KWc of power.

Dates/TermSummer 2019
Arrival Date June 29, 2019
Classes Begin July 1, 2019
Classes End July 26, 2019
Final Exams July 20-27, 2019
Departure Date July 27, 2019
Deadline to Apply April 26, 2019


Students earn 2 to 6 US credit hours at UIR.


Students may live in on-campus housing or opt for a homestay. Housing is guaranteed for students who meet the deadlines and other application requirements, such as a housing deposit. For details on housing options, click here.


Summer 2019

Tuition and fees:

TrackCost (converted from MAD 12/18)Credits
MSA only$11503
MSA and darija$15705
MSA and one or two courses from MENA Area StudiesMSA and 1 MENA Course: $1675
MSA and 2 mediNA Courses: $2210
Darija and one or two courses from the MENA Area Studies1 Darija course and 1 MENA course: $1255
1 Darija course and 2 MENA courses: $1780
Up to 3 courses from the MediNA Area Studies1 course: $790
2 courses: $1360
3 courses: $1885

Student Housing and meals: $3200

Meal plan is not offered on campus, but students have kitchen facilities in their housing and there are three restaurants on campus. Meals are provided in for students who select the homestay option.

Health and liability Insurance: Not provided by UIR

Transportation to and from the airport: Not provided by UIR

Passport and visa fees: Not included

** A nonrefundable 10% of Summer Program payment is due upon acceptance.


• Sophomore standing or above

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at beginning of program
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Good standing with OCU

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • 10%: Early bird registration
  • 50% UIR President’s Scholarship (based on Merit)

    Contacts at UIR

    Primary Student Contact: Ms. Balkis Boum


    UIR's website is being updated and English functionality may not be available. In the meantime, please review the 2019 Summer Brochure for additional information.

    Phone: +212530104157

    • Students in Business School atrium at UIR

      Through the living, learning, and excursions offered by UIR, OCU students can interact with other study abroad students and local Moroccan students.

    • Computer Lab

      UIR facilities have been designed to enhance its mission to offer high-quality educational opportunities with a global perspective.

    • UIR campus
    • UIR student campus event

      Student events offer social activities on campus.

    Contact the Study Abroad Office