Fall 2012

December 5, 2012

Goshen’s first Morocco SST is now complete. Only the final grades remain to be tallied, and the final reports filed. The 14 weeks have passed by as…

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November 6, 2012

As the time of formal language and culture study in Meknes came to an end, students prepared to celebrate the Eid – the Festival of Sacrifice (or,…

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October 19, 2012

Taking advantage of a free weekend in the schedule, Morocco SSTers arranged to travel north to the “blue” city of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains. The students…

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October 11, 2012

We had come through the mountains on our way to the desert two weeks ago. But this time the Middle Atlas was our destination. Only an hour’s…

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October 1, 2012

The Sahara

“The sky was as full of motion and change as the desert beneath it was monotonous and still,–and there was so much sky, more than at sea,…

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September 20, 2012

Having settled into our home city of Meknes over the past week and a half, we were ready to explore other important places in Morocco. We started…

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September 14, 2012

This week we started classes. In addition to daily instruction in Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (Darija), there were also three excellent lectures on Moroccan History, Moroccan Culture and…

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September 8, 2012

Orientation Days

Having made our way from the airport in Rabat to Meknes, the group’s first stop was the old city, where they spent their first Moroccan night in…

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September 6, 2012

Students Arrive

The Morocco Unit 2012 arrived today. Flights were on time and we made the bus transfer to Meknes without incident – fortified by sweet Moroccan cookies. We…

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September 6, 2012

Students will soon be on their way from Goshen to Meknes. Though they have studied more than one form of Arabic already, they will encounter the unique…

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