The westernmost country in the Arab World, Morocco is known as al-Maghrib in Arabic (the west, or the place of sunset). With an intricate and diverse history, Morocco today is a multi-cultural, Mediterranean mosaic. The country's incredible diversity extends to its unique geography as well, encompassing everything from majestic mountains to sun-drenched deserts. Morocco's natural beauty and cultural richness make it the ultimate location to study abroad.
What Our Students are Saying
"Morocco is a wonderful place for many different kinds of people. I chose to study in Meknes because I wanted to experience life that was vastly different from the one I grew up in- not necessarily in the sense of money or food, but in culture and lifestyle. What I found here was a culture that I enjoyed and wanted to immerse myself in, but also had issues that I fundamentally disagreed with. That was the most valuable part of my study abroad experience: learning that life can exist in many different ways, that there are problems in every society, and that it's important not to judge a culture from within the confines of your own."
Alexandra L.University of Massachusetts, Amherst
"If you are interested in Arabic language, Islamic culture, and good food, then hands down go to Morocco! This program is so great and I had a blast touring the country, speaking the language, and being immersed in the culture! One of the best decisions I have made!"
Ben L. Elon University
"Studying abroad through ISA gives you the best of both worlds; you have the freedom and independence to move around on your own and explore the country at your leisure, but you also have a friendly, dedicated support system to help you navigate the new culture and get the most out of your time abroad."
Jasmine G.University of South Florida
"I knew I wanted to study abroad, and I'm so thankful I found ISA. Between the ISA Resident Directors, my fellow students, the locals, and my homestay family, I could not have asked for a better experience. My five weeks in Meknes flew by, and I hope someday I'll be able to go back!"
Logan T.University of Michigan
"Morocco is the only country where you could be on top of North Africa the same day you got lost in a medina and went swimming at a beach! Morocco really makes you ask, 'what adventure's next'?"
Matthew C.Rollins College
"My time abroad has honestly been the highlight of my life so far. I’m so happy that I chose to go abroad in Morocco and that ISA helped me to do so. It has been an experience that will shape me throughout my lifetime."
Megan D.University of Alabama at Birmingham