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Majeda Hourani
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This past weekend, my study aboard family and I endured a 4 hour bus ride ,on Morocco's windest roads, to the beautiful ( جميلة ) city of Chefchaoun. Chefchaouen is what the natives call it, while I consider it to be Smurf City because it is a beautiful blue (... Continue reading
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By: Qiama Williams I started off this amazing day on the Rabat Tram with my roommate. We arrived shortly before class started and soon began our daily energizer game which today was "Zip Zap Zop" facilitated by Jamie. We finished the energizer after about 10 minutes with Maria being the... Continue reading
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Yesterday morning , The classes went on with the study of script and irregular verbs interrupted by games of charades and Simon says (or Haddou gla, as the case may be). With the afternoon activity, the day took an exciting turn. Hopping on the tour bus right after lunch, we... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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On Wednesday, the CIEE High School Study Abroad-ers packed into our favorite boiling hot mini bus and headed across the river to Sale, Morocco. We knew there was plenty of cool stuff in store, but little did we know we were en route to the first private museum in all... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Another great day in Morocco! Today in our Darija class we learned our directional phrases and how to apply them in actual situations. After we learned some more Darijia we hit the streets of Agdal on a scavenger hunt in groups with the volunteer buddies. The students were required to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Another terrific day was spent in Rabat yesterday. School was a perfect preparation for our afternoon activity in the Medina. We learned the proper phrases to be used while bargaining, for example "nqs taman šwiya" which means "lower the price" and "bzzaf 3liya" which means "too much for me". I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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"This past Saturday was one that was long but amazing. As we say in Darija, it was "Zweena Bizaf". We started bright and early that Saturday morning with a four hour bus ride to the lively city of Tangier. Though we slept almost the entire trip on the bus, the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today was such a long and good day for all of us! :) we all started off with delicious breakfasts from our family's and then off to school we went. Today we learned our numbers and how to order food/ buy food at the store. VERY important information for us!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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June 16th, 2015 Starting at 10:00 a.m all of us students gathered to learn the beautiful Darija (Arabic) language. In class we learned many things from etiquette sessions with Moroccan peers to learning simple but effective things like, "Wesh bgiti n awnk ?" Which simply means,"Do you want me to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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Today I woke up at 8:30 and had breakfast with my host family. Another day with bread (which I quickly learned comes with each meal) and butter. School started at 10:00 so we had to take the tram(bus) we made it on time, but the doors close quickly and with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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This is our fist week here in Rabat. Everyone has arrived safely, and have already moved in with their new Moroccan families! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2015 at High School Summer Abroad Blog | CIEE
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