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The ALC in Mohammedia is said to be the nicest center in all of Morocco, so I am lucky to teach there! The center has changed so much since we arrived in September! There is a new light-up sign, basketball court, scoreboard, stage and recreational area, disco lights in the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
When applying for a teaching position in Morocco through CIEE, you will be placed in an American Language Center or ALC. The ALCs are a branch of the American Cultural Association which is a branch of the U.S. Embassy. They have a partnership with the Moroccan government that facilitates cultural... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
My first semester teaching was certainly a learning curve. My first day of teaching here in Morocco was my first time teaching anyone...ever! There were hurdles and stumbles, but I've got my balance moving forward into the second semester. Here is what I learned my first semester that I am... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
At this point, I've been living in Morocco for about 3 months and I've noticed so many similarities, but I've also noticed differences; some good, some bad. So, here it goes. Family Oriented. Moroccan families are traditionally very close-knit and they do everything together. They know a lot about each... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
Traveling within Morocco has proven to be easier than I thought it was going to be. The main train line goes so many places and is pretty inexpensive. I've used the train line countless times, not always without fail, but it has gotten me to where I needed to be.... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
Knock, Knock. Moroccan students will knock on an open door as a way of announcing that they are entering the classroom and will even sometimes wait for you to acknowledge and motion for them to come in before they enter the room. At first, I was really confused, but I've... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
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Happy Friendsgiving! This was my second Thanksgiving abroad so I knew I was going to need to get creative! All the CIEE teachers (the 7 of us) got together and each signed up to bring a dish or two. Here's what we were able to duplicate and what we had... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
I am a few months into teaching at this point and there are some things that I wish I would have brought with me that I think would have made my introduction to teaching a little smoother. The school does provides paper for tests, an occasional stapler, a paper cutter,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
Moroccan Bank Account You cannot set up a Moroccan bank account until you have your residence card, which takes over 6 months if everything goes perfectly. So, you’ll be unable to put money in your U.S. bank account until you return after the end of your contract. So, be sure... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
Those $3 Old Navy flip flops These always come in handy as shower shoes while traveling, but are great to slip on to wear around the house. Dr. Bronner’s Soap It's great to have around! It can be used as shampoo, body wash, and even for cleaning laundry when traveling.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
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There is no heat. Beware and prepare! During the winter, our apartment is routinely between 45 degrees and 60 degrees. Dust. It appears more quickly than you can imagine and it seemingly comes out of nowhere. We invested in microfiber clothes to take care of this one. Hot water is... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
I did what I thought was the normal thing to do...I researched Morocco intently even before I initially applied to CIEE's Teach Abroad program. I looked at weather patterns and even added the location of the school to the Weather app on my iPhone home screen. I researched the currency... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
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We are finally in-country! I flew into Casablanca on a warm September morning just as the sun was rising. It was beautiful and I just couldn't wait to get my feet on the ground and start getting settled in my new home! I got off the plane and found the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
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Hi there! My name is Elizabeth Mann. I am 23 and lived in Maryland before moving, here, to Morocco last September. I graduated from college in 2016 with a B.A. in Sociology with minors in Psychology and Urban & Community Studies. I took the summer off to celebrate graduation and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2018 at Teach Abroad Morocco | CIEE
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