Beginner through advanced Arabic language instruction is available in BCA’s summer Arabic language program in Tetouan. A small Moroccan city nestled between Tangier, Morocco and Algeciras, Spain, Tetouan offers cultural immersion and exciting glimpses of Moroccan life. Nature enthusiasts will also enjoy beautiful beaches that are some of the most noteworthy in the Mediterranean area and are only a few kilometers from the city, and the sprawling Rif mountain range that spreads more than 500 kilometers from Tetouan. With a small, coastal feel and local, cultural hotspots, Tetouan is a welcoming treasure for visitors and students.
- Tetouan’s ancient medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
- From the 8th century onward, Tetouan served as the point of connection between Morocco and Andalusia.
- Live with a host family, become immersed in local culture and experience famous Moroccan hospitality first hand!
- Explore Tetouan’s ancient medina, a UNESCO World Heritage site!
- Learn about Moroccan culture through program activities and demonstrations about things like Moroccan music, pastries, calligraphy and henna.
- Study and live in a city known for its long relationship with Andalusia and its Hispano-
Credits Earned: 6 Credits
Language of Instruction: Arabic and English
GPA Requirement: 2.6 or higher
Housing: Host Family
You will live with host families and breakfast and dinner will be provided, however, lunch will be on your responsibility. In the host family’s home, you will either have a single room or a shared room with another Dar Loughat student or family member of similar age. Bathrooms are shared with the families. The main mode of transportation during your time in Morocco will be walking. However, you may also take public buses or taxis to travel around Tetouan or between the school and your host family. Dar Loughat has free Wi-Fi connection during school hours for students who bring their laptops.
Throughout the program BCA Study Abroad students travel together on educational excursions and cultural visits, which may include the following destinations:
After WWII, Tangier became an International Zone that attracted eccentric foreigners, artists, spies and hippies and this unique history is still evident in the culture today.
Considered one of the most picturesque towns in all of Morocco and known as the “Blue Pearl” for it’s blue-washed buildings, this small mountain village is situation in the beautiful Rif mountain range.
Northeast of Tetouan is Martil, a sea resort on the Mediterranean Sea offering beautiful beaches, clear-blue water and breathtaking views of the Moroccan coast.
Royal Artisan School: See age-old techniques for painting, woodwork, metalwork, ceramics, stucco carving and textiles, among others.
On this program you will take:
- Arabic Language (4 credits)
- Human Rights in Islam (2 credits)
You do not need any prior Arabic study to participate on this program. Students with prior Arabic language study will take a placement exam upon arrival and be placed in the appropriate level based on the results.
Dar Loughat Cross-Cultural Language Center is a professional language center in Morocco providing intensive courses in all levels of Modern Standard Arabic and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic. At Dar Loughat, you benefit from small-sized classes of between three and eight students (maximum) and a wide range of excursions as well as social and cultural activities allowing you to get the most out of your international experience. The school welcomes a diverse and international student body. Students from all parts of the world come to Dar Loughat to learn Arabic and discover Morocco’s rich and unique cultural legacy.
TETOUAN RESIDENT DIRECTOR: DRIS EL AATTAR
I am delighted that you are considering studying in Morocco and becoming a part of BCA’s ever-expanding global family. At Dar Loughat, you will find that both our teachers and students have diverse educational backgrounds and specialties, including politics, Islam, history, Middle Eastern or North African studies, and world languages and cultures. We are all united, however, by our interest in cross-cultural communication thereby transcending cultural, racial, and religious borders. I invite you to join us. I am confident that you will find the time you spend studying Arabic and learning about Moroccan culture immensely productive and tremendously rewarding.
Dris EL AATTAR
On-site support staff help you adjust to life in your new community and will be your cultural guide through the program.
DATES & FEES
BCA Study Abroad offers a wide variety of services and activities as part of our comprehensive fee, including:
- Some meals with host family (breakfast and dinner)
- Airport Transfers (if arriving with the group flight)
- On-site group activities
- Cultural and host institution orientation
- Pre-departure orientation
- Academic transcript
- International medical insurance and emergency evacuation services
Other costs not covered by BCA fee (estimates only):
- Airfare: $1700 – 2000
- Passport: $110
- Meals: $400 – 500
- Additional personal expenses: $200 – 300
Upon acceptance into a BCA program, you will be billed a $250 confirmation deposit through the online system for accepted students. This deposit is non-refundable and reserves your place in the program.
BCA works closely with more than 100 colleges and universities, so we may already know your school’s financial procedure. Please feel free to address financial questions to BCA’s Chief Financial Officer at Finance@BCAStudyAbroad.org or 717-361-6602.
Fees billed to students directly are due prior to departure. If you must defer payment until financial aid disbursement, please contact Finance@BCAStudyAbroad.org. You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:
BCA Study Abroad
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
BCA charges an administrative fee of $20 for any returned check. We will not release your academic transcripts until all fees (including any additional charges for damages or obligations to the overseas university) are paid in full.
|Summer Program||March 15|
|Summer 2019||TBD (Typically Late May – Late June)|
Dates are tentative and subject to change.
Prices subject to change without notice.
Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus, so we recommend that you get in touch with your study abroad advisor or financial aid office to determine your school’s financial aid policies for study abroad.
All independent travel expenses are incurred by the student and are not included in estimated personal expenses.
BCA strives to make studying abroad transparent and affordable for all students. The following budget sheet outlines program costs, as well as estimated additional expenses associated with your participation.