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Student Spotlight - Elizabeth Ross, New Lasting Friendships

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

I think friendship has a different meaning depending on who you're asking and what season of their life they are in. The dictionary defines friendship as “the emotions or conduct... keep reading

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Week 2: Food, Leadership, Casablanca, Darija, and more food!

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

Week two has been full of surprises and fun, and it's almost over! Thursday was especially interesting as we learned so many new things and visited Casablanca! With Madiha, our... keep reading

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Discovering Rabat

By Doug LeBert at CIEE

After taking some time over the weekend to rest and recuperate after our first week, as well as spending some time with our host families and engaging in some homestay... keep reading

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Student Spotlight - Katherina De Leon, Living the Moroccan Way

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

Mohammedia has a community that is warm and beautiful. On the first day, my host family and I walked through the neighborhood holding hands, and they introduced us to Moroccan... keep reading

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Week One Complete! Ready for What's Next

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

Our first week is almost over, and we can't believe how quickly it's flown by! We've already settled into Mohammedia, learned so much from our host families, and picked up... keep reading

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Let the adventure begin!

By Doug LeBert at CIEE

We had quite a journey traveling to Morocco with our delay; however, our group hit it off from the start! Everyone came together and broke the ice very quickly while... keep reading

Mohammedia Landmarks

By Angelina M.

This past Saturday, for our first weekend in Mohammedia Morocco, we went to Sofia Beach with the program group. Accompanied by three of our program leaders, Yahya, Rihane, and Ami... keep reading

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Ethical Volunteering: Breaking Stereotypes and Creating Connections

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

In the realm of leadership and service, our Global Navigators embarked on a thought-provoking journey during their Highschool Summer Abroad program in Mohammedia, Morocco. They delved into an engaging session... keep reading

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Connections, Orientation, and Service Unveiled

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

Sunday marked the much-anticipated arrival of our Global Navigators in the country of Morocco, with Mohammedia as their host city. Embracing them with open arms, their homestay families eagerly awaited... keep reading

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A Journey of Memories and Lasting Friendships: Session I Goodbyes

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

The time had come for our Global Navigators, the ambassadors of our Leadership and Service for Youth Development program, to bid farewell to their Moroccan host city, Mohammedia, and embark... keep reading

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Exploring Geographical and Cultural Diversity in Chefchaouen, Morocco

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

As part of our Leadership and Service for Youth Development program, our Global Navigators embarked on an excursion to Chefchaouen, the mesmerizing "blue pearl" of Morocco. Nestled in the Rif... keep reading

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Personal Reflections on Eid Al-Adha

By Ashlyn Thomas at CIEE

Eid Al-Adha (“Feast of the Sacrifice”) is the second and most important of the two main holidays in Islam. The first Eid takes place two months before the second and... keep reading

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Student Spotlight - Mateo Sanguinetti Zelikow, A Love Letter to Doukkala

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

My first weekend in Morocco was spent in Al Jadida, a small coastal city in the Doukkala-Abda region. We started off our Saturday by going to the beach, where we... keep reading

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Student Spotlight - Miriam Berry, On Fridays, We Eat Couscous

By Ashlyn Thomas at CIEE

Couscous is a traditional Moroccan dish, eaten on Fridays - the day of congregational prayer. Huge groups gather around one big table a eat the dish together, normally by hand... keep reading

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First Day of Service: A Remarkable Beginning

By Rihane Zoubairi at CIEE

Our global navigators’ first day of service kicked off with immense enthusiasm as they joined forces with the remarkable Mercy Association for Development and Environment (جمعية الرحمة للتنمية والبيئة). This... keep reading