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The Morocco Capstone

The year abroad program in Morocco is rightly named a capstone experience. Here students put all of the skills they have learned to use during three phases, with most of them achieving superior-level proficiency.

Summer Program

From June to August students live in the homes of Moroccan families near to the host institute, the Arab-American Language Institute in Morocco. During this time they get their first taste of Morocco while studying with other Flagship students from across the nation.

Community Engagement

From September to December students continue their studies at AALIM, enroll in a class of their choice at Moulay Ismail University, and carry out a community engagement project. They also participate in numerous excursions with their Flagship cohort to see the variety of Moroccan culture and perform community service.

Professional Internship

From January to May students continue studying but also participate in an internship specific to the student’s field of interest. Starting before departure and continuing through the first part of the capstone, each student explores options and arranges for a culturally and linguistically immersive work experience in Morocco. Internships are vetted through BYU faculty and in collaboration with American Councils, who administers the Flagship program in Morocco.