Semester and Academic Year Programming


AALIM students often celebrate the end of the semester with henna before AALIM’s closing ceremony and through other planned events with their classes and host families.

Arabic Courses : Study intensive Arabic at your level, with a concentration on your area of interest: literature, media, MSA, Moroccan dialect, politics, or business. Direct enrollment offered to qualified students in Université Moulay Ismail in Meknes.

  • All levels of Modern Standard Arabic (MSA)

  • Media Arabic

  • Darija, Egyptian and Levantine colloquials

  • Conversation Courses

  • Hybrid Courses


Breaks for birthday parties are common at AALIM! Students often plan celebrations for their classmates throughout the semester, incorporating Moroccan birthday traditions and treats into their celebrations!

Other Language Courses: Study intensive French, Spanish, or Tamazight at your level, with a concentration in your area of interest and combine it with Arabic classes if you wish.

  • French

  • Spanish

  • Tamazight

Content Courses : Take content courses in Arabic, a hybrid of Arabic and English, English only, or French. If your level permits, enroll in content courses at AALIM’s partner university, the University of Moulay Ismail in Meknes (UMI), to study with Moroccan students!


Listed below are the start date, end date, and application deadlines for the 2023 – 2024 academic year. Please note these dates are class dates; arrival should be scheduled at least 1-2 days earlier than the start date for orientation and host family move-in. Departure should be scheduled one day later than the end date. Host family accommodations begin the day before classes and end the morning after the last class date. If you need to arrange alternate arrival or departure dates, please consult with AALIM Administration.


Interested ?

It only took me a few weeks here to confirm that AALIM deserves its reputation as the premier program for language immersion in Morocco and one of the best in the Arab world. In addition to teaching top-notch classes that cover topics as diverse as current events, Arabic literature, Islamic culture, and the history of Morocco, my professors have always made themselves available outside class to help me cement new concepts and explore additional interests. The Moroccan students from Moulay Ismail University with whom AALIM connected me to practice Arabic, meanwhile, have become some of my closest friends in Meknes, a city that serves as an excellent introduction to Morocco as a whole. I’ve loved my time at AALIM, and I’d recommend the program to any students of Arabic committed to language immersion.

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