Deadline to apply: MCAS has multiple deadlines in March, please visit their website for more information
MCAS is a leading Arabic language center committed to teaching Arabic as a foreign language in order to open a window to the culture of any Arabic-speaking country. MCAS is also the most-trusted program provider for volunteering and internships in many areas. MCAS is dedicated to offering a quality and customized program through which we connect talented volunteers with those in need.
Our mission is to expand opportunities through education, empowering our students to speak and use the language confidently with ease. Through engaging in immersive courses in modern standard Arabic, media, and Moroccan colloquial Arabic, students gain significant insight into Moroccan society, politics, literature, and religion, as well as Morocco’s relationships with the West and within the Arab world. We equip our students with the prerequisite skills to deepen their understanding not only of Morocco but of the wider Arab world.
In addition to Arabic courses, MCAS offers volunteering and internship opportunities to students who wish to learn first-hand about contemporary Moroccan culture and gain real-world experience through active community involvement. We link our students with Rabat’s most dynamic schools, orphanages, media outlets, and non-governmental organizations committed to Morocco’s development. Immersing our students in modern Moroccan society while helping them develop the skills to understand it, MCAS offers a sturdy and trustworthy bridge to the Arab world.
Deadline to apply: March 15
An innovative curriculum includes a two-year sequence of reading and research seminars, interdisciplinary electives, and intensive foreign language training. Esteemed faculty provide our students with new frameworks and the tools to understand the transnational forces that have shaped our world. At the heart of the program is the two-year dissertation, an original scholarly work based on empirical research and analysis.
Students spend the first year at Columbia University in the City of New York and the second year at the London School of Economics, and receive degrees from both institutions. Immersed in the vibrant intellectual communities of two of the world’s great cities, graduates are prepared for careers in government, journalism, think tanks, NGOs, and academia.
The world is more interconnected than ever. Join leading historians to study how we arrived here. Prospective applicants are encouraged to read our section on eligibility for information on how to apply.