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Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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Goodbye students!

I-Team, Instructor

Hello! The students have gone through security at the Casablanca airport, and will be on their ways back to the states shortly. As we sit here in the airport, waiting for our own flights, we are unsettled by the quietness that has fallen upon us. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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A Reflection on the Present

Dashiel Bove, Participant

Yesterday, as everyone was, for the first and thus far only time, furiously typing away on the Chromebook, assembling each part of the personal conclusion Yak, I was reflecting. I’d just written my part – a long and rather overly wordy......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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FINAL YAK

Student Group, Participant

Yak of the Week

In Morocco I…   In Morocco I lived in the mountains, the desert, and by the sea. I was welcomed into two families who fed me tajine, couscous, tea, and bread. I learned about the history of this country, about colonialism, religion, and......Read More

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Greetings from Sidi Kaouki

Kevin Witkow, Instructor

Salaam from Transference! Its been a while, and apologies for my personal silence on the yak board. We’re currently wrapping up our time in Morocco in the sleepy surf-town of Sidi Kaouki. Its beautiful here, and an ideal spot to reflect upon......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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Dribble Castles

Julia Taylor, Participant

We’re on our way up to the coast from a fantastic few days on the edges (and a couple of nights in) the Sahara. Some of you might know that the word ‘sahara’ means ‘desert’. And a desert it is. But in Morocco, indoors......Read More

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Some recent pictures

Parker, Instructor

Photo 1: Said demonstrates how the potters make, glaze, and fire the famous green pottery/ceramics of Tamegroute. Photo 2: Students in the oldest and one of the largest kasbahs (“castles”) in Morocco made in the 1550s. Thirty families cohabitate......Read More

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A Life of Abundance

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Evidence of transition surrounded us Deep within the valley, the land illuminated what we had been feeling all along The desire to let go, the willingness to cultivate And then the vulnerability to be still Because after all, we realized that we are......Read More

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Pre-trek Antics

Michela, Participant

Hello everyone, Michela here again, we’ve just finished up our midcourse in Oozoud and are about to embark upon our trek in the High Atlas mountains, but before we move out, we are stopping in the quiet village of Timit in the Bougames Valley......Read More