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Thank you Azrou Familes and ISP mentors!

On behalf of the instructors and students, we would like to extend a huge shout out to all of the amazing familes and ISP mentors who have graciously hosted us these last few weeks in Azrou. Our time together has been filled with sunsets over the big “rock” that marks Azrou, visits to the local souk, learning how to make local crafts from artisans, and lots and lots of nous nous sitting at Cafe Cedar. We started everyday with a group check in, allowing us to learn more about one another before the students went off for Darija lessons or engaging in their ISP projects. Dashiel worked with a local patisserie making Moroccan sweeties – his baking mentors a family of two brothers and his father. Olivia and Izzy spent hours helping weave large rugs on a loom with a women’s rug making cooperative. Michela took on a different style of weaving on smaller looms, and Sam hand made a stone lamp. Nick and Grayson carefully stitched and cut traditional leather slippers, called babouche. And Julia and Max carved and chizeled away with a father and daughter duo of wood workers – making spoons, labels, and other kitchen tools. As we continue on to Marrakesh and beyond, we will always remember the welcoming hospitality in Azrou!