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Ibn Battuta Scholarship Award Announcement - Summer 2020

It is our pleasure to announce the recipients of the Ibn Battuta scholarship award for Summer 2020 . These awardees demonstrated a strong passion for the study of the Arabic language and a desire to promote peace and intercultural understanding.

Arabic students during a trip to the Merzouga Desert in Morocco
Arabic students during a trip to the Merzouga Desert in Morocco

Program Details

  • Program: Summer 2020 Intensive Program (Session 4)

  • Study Dates: 03 Aug - 28 Aug 2020

  • Duration: 4 Weeks

  • Location: Qalam wa Lawh Arabic Language Center, Rabat Morocco

List of Scholarship Recipients

  • Chloe-Kate Abel, University of St. Andrews, USA

  • Eka Chaduneli, Tbilisi State University, Georgia

  • Elisa Speziali, Qalam Wa Lawh, Italy

  • Gulnoza Saidova, Tashkent Islamic University, Uzbekistan

  • Iñigo Almela, University of Granada, Spain

  • Ivan Robles Menendez, University of Salamanca , Spain

  • John Dieck, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, USA

  • Lorenza Santarelli, University of Manchester, Italy

  • Marco Frassine, Università per Stranieri di Siena, Italy

  • Morgan Mamon, Central European University, USA

  • ******* ********. Université de Strasbourg, France

  • Ruqayya Azhari, University of Yarmouk, Malaysia

  • Salamatun Nafi'ah, State Islamic Institute of Kudus, Indonesia

  • Simona Zupanc, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, Slovenia

  • Walter Macagnino , Universidad de Càdiz, Italy


Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarship for Peace and Diplomacy

The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language. Prospective students may apply to either one of the semester programs (fall, spring) or else to the winter and summer programs.

Please join us in congratulating the awardees and thanking the applicants.

For more information about the Ibn Battuta Scholarship, please visit


Why study Arabic at the Qalam wa Lawh Arabic Language Center in Rabat, Morocco

Studying Arabic at the Qalam wa Lawh Center in Rabat Morocco offers students not only the opportunity to practice daily with native speakers, but also to immerse themselves in a rich, colorful culture in the historic city of Rabat. A thriving coastal town only a couple of hours away from most major Moroccan cities, Rabat is the ideal location for any and all Arabic students.

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