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Rabat, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
|Restrictions:||Marquette applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Program Type:||Marquette Program||College of Business Students ONLY:||No|
|Minimum GPA:||3.0||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Number of Credits:||12+||Academic College:||College of Arts and Sciences|
|Language of Instruction:||English, French||Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore|
|Language Prerequisite:||2 semesters Arabic, 2 semesters French||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Program Coordinator:||Brock Price|
THE CITYMorocco is a country where African, Arab, and European cultures intersect. Located at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is the closest point of contact to Europe for Africa as a continent. Morocco is a land of tolerance, a blend of cultures and religions, and a country known for its sincere hospitality. The fascinating mixture of history, art, food, languages, music and architecture makes Morocco an unforgettable destination for study abroad.
Rabat is one of Morocco’s “imperial cities,” and its modern capital. It is home to the country's leading educational institutions and offers students the shops and cafes of the “European” city only a few minutes' walk to the winding alleys and affordable, exciting markets of the old “medina”.
THE UNIVERSITYThe École de Gouvernance et D'Économie de Rabat (EGE Rabat) was founded in 2008 to develop students with in-depth expertise in the political, economic and cultural realities of emerging and developing economies. EGE Rabat uses a comparative approach which advocates the application of the same criteria when studying any subject, so that the African and Arab regions are studied in the same way as any other region of the world.
Marquette students interested in learning about the Middle East or the Arab world, specfically the economics and political development of the region should consider EGE Rabat. This program is a very affordable option for students, especially those interested in being immersed in a new culture. EGE Rabat is a smaller university, of about 300 students, allowing international students a more personalized experience. Courses are taught in English, French, or Arabic.
EGE Rabat Student Handbook [click]
The ideal study abroad student at EGE Rabat will having the following qualities:
- Desire to learn social sciences from a cross cultural perspective
- Strong interest in an cultural immersion experience
- Interest in the North African and/or Middle Eastern region
- French and/or Arabic langauge interest
Orientation is held at Marquette prior to departure. There is also a week-long orientation for international students upon arrival in Rabat. There will be talks on practical information, including health and safety, as well as an “Introduction to Morocco” lecture. Current EGE Rabat students help new international students to get settled and arrange student activities. These local students will be available to introduce international students to life in and around Rabat, including where to find cafés, supermarkets, and information on the cultural aspects of the city.
Throughout the first week, a variety of activities will be set up for both the Moroccan and the international students so that they can get to know one another. These activities include “meet and greets” as well as games and sporting events.
Students take a full semester load of courses, at least 12 credits to stay full time. The majority of courses at EGE Rabat are worth 3 Marquette credits and students normally take 12-15 credits. EGE Rabat courses focus on the areas of political science, government, international affairs, and economics social sciences.
Courses are lectured in English, French, or Arabic. Students are able to take courses in English and will also enroll in at least one language course (either Arabic or French). We recommend students have completed at least two semesters university-level French OR Arabic language to apply for this program.
EGE Rabat General Course List
EGE Course Descriptions 2012-13
HOUSINGAccommodation at EGE Rabat is on a first-come, first-served basis at a nearby student housing complex - less than a quarter mile from the school. This specific students residence is for female students only. Students apply for this housing before they arrive in Rabat and should apply as early as possible to ensure a spot.
EGE Rabat can normally assist students find privately rented apartments as close to the school as possible.
Meals are not provided and students are responsible for their own food. Student housing includes kitchen facilities and the cost living (including food) in Rabat is less expensive than in the US. An average meal in the city can be purchased for approximately $3-$7.
VISA & TRAVELClick on the link below for the visa and travel details specific to Morocco.
Visa and Travel - Morocco