Worcester State University

2013 Morocco Trip

Worcester State University students Kayla Shea, Casandra Kelleher, Patrick Hartmann, Joseph Rockwood, Victoria Zayas, Olivia Saisa, Omar Hakkaoui, Beth Riley, Christopher Lippmann, Timothy Kontos, Meaghan Dowd and Andrew Bonina traveled to Morocco in May 2013 with World Languages Instructor Mohamed Brahimi. Annual trips are an ongoing peace project and chances for new East-West rapports and authentic dialogue. Morocco sits at the northwest tip of Africa, making it the crossroads of the world and allowing it to absorb elements of European, Sub-Saharan African, Muslim and Arab cultures in its quest for identity. Its culture, history, religion, art, and politics are a mélange that gives it uniqueness among nations. Students go on guided excursions to places carefully picked to enhance their learning experiences and expose them to Islam, Arab culture, and contemporary political issues in the region. The next trip is scheduled for May 24 - June 3, 2014.

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