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Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Reflections on hospitality, community and...

Emma Shepherd, Participant

Hospitality: The hospitality in Morocco is like nothing I have ever experienced before. The locals are genuinely happy you are there, and they want to help you in any way that they can. I have experienced this in homestay through Fatia (my homestay......Read More

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Photo Update from the Trek

Cara, Dragons Admin

Hello Family and Friends, I have received a few photos and an update from the Morocco course instructors letting me know that the first couple days of trekking have been going well. I hope you enjoy the attached photos of the trek and the......Read More

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Learning by doing

ISMAIL BAHALLOU, Participant

Salam u3alaykum from the I-team in Morocco and all our students who are having a good time learning and experiencing the real Moroccan life and diving in its culture.This Yak is being posting from Imouzzeer where we are having the home stay for 5......Read More

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Dueling with Darija

Meredith and Braiden, Participant

Hey friends and family, Braiden and Meredith here; we wanted to give you a little update on what we have been doing in Immouzzer Kandar! This week we are the designated scribe and translators for the group, so we organized a game of pictionary with......Read More

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Fez on the Beaten Path

Courtney, Participant

It has been a bit since we returned from Fez, but it was a much-anticipated city for me after the hoardes of people at home asked if I would visit there on this trip. Fez is wholly romanticized as the religious, historical heart of Morocco, but it......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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hospitality

Ava Jones, Participant

During my homestay in Immouzer Kandar I have expirenced Moroccan hospitality. My homestay family has only opened up their home and they have truly made me the 13th member of their family. For instance, on the first day they gave me a new name Malek,......Read More

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Connection through Song

Foster Hawkins, Instructor

Okay, so this Yak is a shwiya (little) late, but we had to do some online research before posting. On a short adventure in Moulay Idriss to buy local hlwa (candy) for our homestay families in Immouzer Kandar, we met a local crooner. Now, he......Read More

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Pics from Recent Days

Cara, Dragons Admin

Attached are a few photos from recent days in Moulay Idriss and Fez. Yesterday, the group began their homestay in a small town in the Middle Atlas Mountains and we look forward to hearing updates from their experience in the coming days!  ......Read More

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4 Days In

Nikki, Stefan, & Alisa, Participant

Hey everyone, welcome to the fourth and best yak post of the day! Today marks our last day in Moulay Idriss, bringing to a close four days of nonstop excitement, and we’d love to tell you about it. When we first arrived to our host, the......Read More

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Moroccan Mishaps

Courtney, Henry, Meredith, Participant

Salam Alaykum! Sitting here in le cibercafe in Moulay Idriss, we are recovering from our disastrous attempt to follow directions to ask shopkeepers the price of several items; instead, we purchased a child’s hat and a pair of knockoff flip......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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a day out

Abril, Ava, and Braiden, Participant

today AVA, BRAIDENN, AND I  went on a scavenger hunt in moulay idriss.  these computers are different and we are having some trouble typing, but this is super fun. we bargained for some  shoes and a cool hat. we are having a good time. everyone......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Adventures in Moulay Idriss

Melanie, Jackson, and Emma , Participant

We are really enjoying our first few days in Morocco. Orientation classes have been fun and visiting the stores in the souk was an amazing experience. The souk has all sorts of food and we bought a watermelon to share as a group. We are really......Read More