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Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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BREAD

GABE, Participant

Hadija wakes up earlier than the rest of the family. In the kitchen she gathers the ingredients she needs: flour, water, salt, yeast, and arranges them in a semi-circle around a large mixing bowl on the kitchen floor. She washes her hands and sits......Read More

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MY MOROCCO: A MUSEUM

Lauren, Participant

Yak of the Week

During the group’s mini x-phase, a visit to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum was planned. Michelle was given the task of creating an assignment for the group related to our visit there. Here it is: The exhibit at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum......Read More

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Team in Marrakesh

Jessica, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you know that the team are now safe and sound in Marrakesh after a few weeks of being remote. The students will have opportunities to jump online to check their emails or contact home if needed over the coming days.......Read More

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Sketching Morocco

Badr Allouche, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Salam Yak. This Badr, the third instructor for the 2019 Morocco fall semester. I may not have been posting on yak under my name, but that’s because I am someone who likes to express himself and his feeling in a non-writing way. This fall, my......Read More

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FEATURING GABE

GABRIEL, Participant

Salam! This is Gabriel writing to you from Bougamez – half way into our journey here in Morocco. Although the days feel full and fulfilling, the weeks are flying by. The first week in Moulay Idriss was relaxing and informative. We spent time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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Communication expectations

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, The team are now settled in their second rural homestay in the Bougamez Valley. While the instructors do have cell service, their 3G is limited/patchy, so I just wanted to let you all know to expect less comms from the students for the......Read More

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SILVER LINING

Eliza, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello all! If you have been keeping up with the Yak board, I’m sure some of you will recognize my name and remember my aforementioned foot injury. An awkward landing on my right foot after coming down some stairs led me to the Azrou clinic, where......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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My Azrou Family

Bautista, Participant

I never expected to have family in Morocco until I met Fatima, Hicham, and Samira. Fatima, my host mother is an incredibly selfless and cheery woman who loves laughing and making others feel warm inside. I began to forget what hunger felt like......Read More

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ACE YOUR TREK

Sally, Participant

-Ace Your Trek By: Sally   Leave space to set your own pace So you don’t fall on your face Or trip on your shoelace This is not a race There is no one giving chase And I don’t think I’m off base If I also make the case That if you leave a......Read More

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5 DAY TREK COMPLETE

Kristen, Instructor

Our 5 day trek through the M’Goun Valley is complete! Our experience taking on uphill hikes, river crossings, passing through villages in the mountains, and camping under a moonlit sky was truly amazing. I’ll let the students share more......Read More