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Scenes in-transit to Azrou

Instructor Team, Instructor

The group departed Moulay Idriss for Azrou today! They were greeted with bluebird skies and a snowy ground underfoot....Read More

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Yak 2/12/18

Shane Cole, Participant

From when we left the airport to right now has felt like the longest days of my life. To put it in context the jet lag plus the amount of Moroccan culture we have experienced in these past two days has been grand. The town we stayed in for the first......Read More

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Town of MoulayIdriss

Sylvia, Participant

Hello! Yesterday we explored the town in groups and it started to feel like we are in Morocco. As foreigners we definitely stood out in crowds and a person started to speak both Japanese and Mandarin to me it was funny. With the very LIMITED Arabic......Read More

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Thank you for updates

Heidi, Participant

It is great to see your smiling faces.  While we get our days started here in Colorado you all are winding yours down.  Continue having a great time as it will pass so quickly....Read More

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Morocco Day Two

Emile Soden, Participant

Hello from Morocco! Today we started the day with a delicious Moroccan breakfast with the best orange juice I’ve ever had. Later we had a lesson in Arabic. We learned some important phases for us to know. Then we learned some basics about the......Read More

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A Brave New World

Julian Nisonoff, Participant

After roughly a day and a half of arduous travel that included 3 flights, 2 trains, and a grand taxi, we have finally made it to our first stop in Morocco. That being the Islamic-recognized holy town of Moulay Idriss. Found at the base of Mt.......Read More

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The journey begins!

Shino + Cara, Instructor

The adventure has begun! We started the day with some lovely intro games for the Dragons instructors to get to know the group in Casa. We then took a 4-hour train to Meknes. Students and teachers were troupers after so much travel! Students engaged......Read More

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Arrived

Shino Yoshen, Participant

I write from the train. Everyone has arrived safely and seems to be in good spirits despite the long travel. We are en route to Moulay Idriss, where we will stay for orientation. More soon! – Shino, Course Instructor  ...Read More

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Final Update on Packing and Weather

Cara, Instructor

Hello VMS Students! Shino and I have arrived in Morocco and are busy making final preparations before your arrival. This Yak is a final reminder of some packing advice as well as an update on what the weather is like. I spent the last couple days in......Read More

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Introduction

Shane Cole, Participant

Hi! My name is Shane and I am a Junior at VMS. I’m so sorry for posting my Yak so late, but here it is. For this trip to Morocco, I am excited to learn about Islam without the lense that many Americans view it through. With the stigma in our......Read More

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Exercise & Electronics while in Morocco

Cara, Instructor

Hello VMS Students, In just a few days Shino and I will depart for Morocco to make final arrangements for the program. Before we leave, we wanted to post a note about exercise in-country and about electronics. We imagine that many of you are quite......Read More

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Answers to Questions

Morocco Instructors , Instructor

Hello Sylvia, Thanks for your questions! We are very glad that you are using this forum get answers. 1. A security belt is not a “must-have” however it is highly recommended. We will be traveling in some busy cities, and the benefit......Read More

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Malia Introduction

Malia, Participant

Hi, my name is Malia, I am a senior at VMS and will be going to Loyola University in Chicago next fall. I am really excited to experience Morocco because I really haven’t travelled out of the country very much and love experiencing new things.......Read More

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Indroduction

Emile Soden, Participant

I am a sophomore at VMS, I am very excited to go to Morocco because I will be able to learn about a new culture, as well I will get to see a new part of the world I have never been to. I speak French and hope I will be able to practice while in......Read More

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Questions

Sylvia Shi, Participant

Hi! I just have a few questions regarding my packing list: 1, Is a security belt a “must-have” for the trip? If I just bring a secure wallet, will it be fine also? 2, How much hiking will we have? In other words, what level of sweating......Read More