Care & Arabic in Morocco for Teens
- Project Info
- What are High School Specials?
- Community Service Credit
- High School Specials Impact Report
- Placement location: Rabat
- Types of placements: Care Centers
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
- Arrival Airport: Casablanca (CMN) or Rabat (RBA)
- Local Languages: Arabic, French & Tamazight
Although geographically Morocco lies closer to Europe, culturally, politically, and economically it has far more in common with the Middle East. Arabic is the official language of the country, giving you an ideal opportunity to make real progress as you are immersed both inside and outside the classroom.
Our language courses provide you with 20 hours of classroom time with a skilled language professional. Alongside these classes, you and your fellow volunteers will work on vital community projects in one of our partner care centers in Rabat. Daily tasks include playing games with the children and helping them with basic education.
You will also have the chance to spend a day learning some traditional Moroccan artisan skills, shopping in the market, and making a typical Moroccan meal, preparing the food in a riad house. You'll then get to sample your culinary efforts while being serenaded by a Moroccan quartet!
Throughout your time in Morocco, you will have ample opportunity to practice the Arabic you're learning. You will live with an Arabic speaking family who will encourage you to practice at home as much as possible.
On the weekend a city trip will be arranged and you will visit the historic sites of Rabat, Morocco's capital city.
You can read more detailed information about the aims of the project in our Morocco Care Management Plan.
Overall, this experience has provided me with an insight into a different way of life and I have enjoyed every minute of it and taken all I could out of it! You are able to sense the vibrant nature of Morocco and its people in that they are lively, sociable and hospitable and this project is a perfect way to appreciate that as well as make some friends for life. Read more...