Hi! My name is Lauren, I’m 18, and I’m from Los Angeles. I’m taking a gap year before going to Harvard in the fall of 2020 where I’m planning to study government or Middle Eastern Studies. For my gap year, I’m incredibly excited to spend my first three months in Morocco! I’m especially excited to start learning Arabic and for all of the new experiences that we’re going to have. I chose this program because I’m really interested in the Middle East, especially the politics in the region, so it seemed like a great opportunity to get a chance to live there. Can’t wait to meet you all and have an amazing three months together!