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If you have ever searched Morocco on Instagram or Pinterest, you have undoubtedly seen photos of the washed out blue buildings and the majestic landscape inChefchaouen.Known as Morocco’s “Blue City,” Chefchaouen is hidden in the Rif Mountains of northwest Morocco. It is a small, conservative town that is a bit... Continue reading
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A few weekends ago we packed our bags and headed off to Fes. To the dismay of my sleep schedule we left Rabat at 8:30am. After a four-hour bus ride and many snacks in between, we arrived at our Hotel in Fes. We set down our bags and then were... Continue reading
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Last week, week we had the opportunity to explore Tangier and Asilah. These two lovely cities in the north of Morocco offer much to delight the senses. Gorgeous scenery and a Mediterranean atmosphere combine to pique ones curiosity. Despite the rainy day, we explored the winding, wonderful souqs of Tangier.... Continue reading
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Salaam from Rabat! Today marks three weeks since I landed in Morocco. It still amazes me how at home I already feel here. In the first two weeks, we went through orientation and intensive Darija classes. Five long hours spent learning a new language was tough but I think we’d... Continue reading
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As I’m sitting here writing in my bed, I can hardly fathom that only one month has gone by since I first touched down in Rabat. Between trips to Tangiers, Casablanca, Fes and Ifrane, settling into a Moroccan family and beginning to fall into a rhythm here at school, it’s... Continue reading
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A-Salamu Alaykum from Rabat! We’ve been here for almost a month but I think most people would say it feels like we’ve known one another for years (others might say it feels like they’ve been eating Moroccan food for years, but kif-kif). There are 23 smart, funny, and interesting people... Continue reading
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It gets to you eventually. You can try to avoid it; shelter yourself or stick to sterile pre-packaged versions of the real thing. But after a while, it doesn't matter how hard you try to steer clear of it all: you'll have to deal with them and struggle through whatever... Continue reading
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After a series of grueling flights, I finally arrived in Morocco last Monday. I came with no expectations, and its safe to say that I was more than pleasantly surprised. Through my jet lag-induced stupor, I was able to enjoy all Rabat (and Casablanca) has to offer. The Food Morocco... Continue reading
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We arrived Thursday afternoon to Chefchaouen, the Blue City of Morocco, and began our trip with an amazing lunch at Saaed's organic restaurant. Once the restaurant owner started bringing out food, he wouldn’t stop. In no time, the table was full of salads and olives and bread and vegetables- and... Continue reading
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Author : Austin McCleery Birds, Rain, and Greek Mythology Last weekend we packed up our bags and set off to explore Merja Zerga, Assilah, and Tangiers. Heading north our first stop was Merja Zerga. Turns out most people in Rabat do not know where or what Merja Zerga is. If... Continue reading
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Author: Erin Hayes First Weekend Our time in Morocco thus far has been a blur…it is hard to believe that a full month has gone by! Our group has managed to pack a lot of adventure into our first four weeks together. We hit the ground running the first weekend... Continue reading
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Author: Nicole Ditolla “Wouldn't you know we're riding on the Marrakesh Express,” is a line from the song Marrakesh Express sung by Crosby, Stills and Nash. But in all honesty, it could very well be the name of our bus! While we were in the midst of our travels, some... Continue reading
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Author: James Harrington الكاتب: جيمس هرينتن العيش في الرباط فرصة رائعة تمنح للطلاب الأمريكيين عيش تجربة مدينة مختلفة وثقافة تختلف كثيرا عن أي ولاية من الولايات المتحدة. لدي وجهة نظر لا تصدق لأنّني أعيش مع عائلة مغربية تتيح لي المشاركة في المناسبات العائلية مثل الاحتفال بالأعياد، والقيام بزيارات لأفراد الأسرة،... Continue reading
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By Rachel Von Kannon on October 24, 2016 Chefchaouen—Morocco’s blue pearl—gets its name from the fusion of two Moroccan languages, Arabic and Tamazight, and translates to ‘see the mountain peaks.’ As one can thus gather, Chefchaouen is a town nestled in the Riff Mountains in Northern Morocco. What is truly... Continue reading
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Author: Bridget McWaid After a long nine-hour drive though the night, on a warm and crammed bus, all seventeen of us arrived safe and sound to Merzouga. I think it is safe to say that we all would go on that bus ride many a time again to experience our... Continue reading
Exploring Rabat By Maryam Baig The Amazing CIEE Staff I would like to begin by expressing my gratitude towards the genuine staff at the CIEE center in Morocco. From the resident director Madiha Chafik DeRosa, the Program Assistant, Oumaima Farik and also the Program Assistant/ Darija Professor Haddou Elbour, thank... Continue reading
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Rabat CIEE scene by Reyanna Blank FOURTH OF JULY No fireworks, but Rabat really is our home away from home! We combined Iftar and a Fourth of July celebration with the Moroccan teachers, "buddies," and American students. JORDAN AND ISRAEL July 6—11, 2016 In addition to visiting other cities within... Continue reading
Author: Huda Khwaja Prior to coming to Morocco, I had no exposure at all to Darija. My assumption coming in was that it would just be a small twist on Modern Standard Arabic. It turns out I was wrong. It is far more different that I was expecting, and definitely... Continue reading
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CIEE SCENE / Rabat / 1 June 20166 The students arrived to Rabat on Monday, May 23. They immediately started to experience Moroccan culture on the first day of their arrival as they were being transferred from the airport to their host families. The orientation sessions started on Tuesday and... Continue reading
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Authors: Abigail McMillan, Rawnag Abdelaziz, Deja Monet Baskerville and Haddou El Bour This past weekend we set off on our last group trip of the semester, to Fez and Ifrane. We had a relaxing (but fun!) time together seeing the sights, and said a bittersweet goodbye to our much-loved bus... Continue reading
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CIEE Scene ~Chefchaouen ~ 7 April 2016 Author: Ellis Robert Maxwell (Max) On April 7, we embarked on a weekend trip to the beautiful blue city of Chefchaouen. After a scenic bus ride with our always reliable and kindly driver Abedrahim, we arrived at our Riad for the weekend. It... Continue reading
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CIEE Scene ~ Rabat, Morocco ~ 5 April 2016 (Author: Catriona Craven-Matthews) On the evening of Thursday, March 17, the end of Darija class marked the beginning of spring break, the unofficial halfway point of the CIEE semester in Rabat. Vacation plans were as diverse as the students themselves. Many... Continue reading
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