Travel & Language in Morocco (TA’LIM) is an initiative of Legacy International to introduce US high school students to Morocco. It is an unforgettable four-week language and cultural immersion in the heart of North Africa.  

Travel & Language in Morocco (TA’LIM)  emphasizes language absorption (basic Modern Standard Arabic and conversational Derija, the local dialect),  cultural excursions, and a home stay with Moroccan families. By the end of the program, participants will have achieved progress in language acquisition and gained a deeper understanding of the host country culture.   These experiences take place in a warm, compassionate, caring and safe Marrakesh learning center.

Legacy International has delivered high quality experiences as part of the NSLI-Y initiatives of the U.S. Department of State for 11 years, now we want to make sure those who want to travel without that competitive process get the chance.  Our partner is the Center for Language & Culture in Marrakesh. 

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Travel Dates:

Student Arrival & Pre-Departure orientation in Washington DC – June 22-25th , 2018

Departure to Morocco – June 25th, 2018

Return from Morocco – July 23rd, 2018 to home states

 Costs – Approximately $5500 for 4 week program in Morocco plus international airfare and domestic travel to and from gateway city of Washington DC

 Program Highlights

  • 50 hours language instruction in the classroom
  • Service opportunities
  • Homestays
  • Cultural Programming and around Marrakesh
  • Weekend excursions

Super language instructors and well-trained staff for great supervision.

Legacy has provided programming in partnership with the Center for Language and Culture to US high school youth since 2007  to deliver high quality language and cultural programs for hundreds of US high school students. CLC has participated in several programs aimed at educating Americans about Morocco, its language and its culture. Throughout the 1990s, this included Maymester programs with students from Williams College, St. Olaf’s College, and Duke University. From 2001 to 2016, CLC Marrakesh has administered the 6-week Maymester Program with the University of Georgia at Athens. For the past 8 years, CLC has also offered formal instruction in Arabic for its visiting teachers from the United States, as well as locally stationed Fulbright scholars. 

Read participant testimonials.

 Program Slideshow

A letter from U.S. high school student, Holly Ratcliffe, who attended Legacy’s NSLI-Y program, shows the impact of these “life changing” programs on participants.

Letter from Alumni Tyler Jones, NSLI-Y 2008, 3 years later reflects on what he learned from his experience in Morocco.