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Two Programs & One Lost Backpack

Morocco was not the only study abroad I was able to participate in this summer. I also had the opportunity to do the Scotland: Youth Engagement in Agriculture. The Morocco study abroad program ran from May 14 to 28, and the Scotland program ran from June 4 to the 18….
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Sahara Desert, Morocco

My name is Catrina Chamberlain. I am majoring in Agricultural Communications. I decided to participate in the Morocco: Agriculture, Organizational and Community Development Maymester because I have always dreamed about traveling to Morocco and experiencing all the beautiful scenery. When I committed to studying abroad in Morocco, I was most…
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Moroccan Culture

    Other than the food (which is always one of my favorite things to do throughout the day), I really enjoyed talking with the young farmer today and touring his farm. An identity that stood out to me today within Moroccon culture was their support for the community. As he shared his experience…
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An Element of Social Status in Morocco

Something that we all have viewed during our stay in Morocco is beggars. We all are familiar with the social standing of beggers, “amongst the most vulnerable group in our society” as they are at the lowest point of the socioeconomic “scale” (Menka et al., 2014). We are also aware…
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Moroccan Religion/Belief Systems

Being in a predominantly Muslim part of the world when we come from a predominantly Christian country, it is not hard to recognize these as differing identities. A particular aspect of our tour in Medina that piqued my interest was the cleaning ritual (Wudhu or Wudu) that Muslims partake in…
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