Care & Arabic in Morocco
Short-term Projects for 16-19 Year Olds
- Placement location: Rabat
- Types of placement: Care Centres
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 16-19 years old
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. As the second most widely spoken language, French is also very easy to learn here.
Our Language courses will 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 day care centres 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 and spend a day making a typical Moroccan meal, from shopping in the market, to 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 placement and visit to Morocco, you will have ample opportunity to practise the Arabic or French you are learning. You will live with an Arabic or French speaking host family who will encourage you to practise at home as much as possible.
During the weekend a city trip will be arranged and you will visit the historic sites of Rabat.
This placement is fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure Travel Sector.
Every year, thousands of Short-term Special volunteers actively make a difference around the world. During their time abroad, they contribute towards achieving long-term goals and make a long-lasting positive impact on the communities where they work. If you want to know more about their achievements, read our 2016 Short-term Specials Impact Report.