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Category: Culture

Mount Zalagh: A Man, Sheep, and Meloui

My friends and I decided to go hike Mount Zalagh. We wanted to end our second to last evening in Morocco taking in the...
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The Blue City—Yes, It’s Literally Blue

Chefchaouen, also known as the Blue City, is a city in the mountains of northwest Morocco which—as you must have guessed already—is washed in...
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Couscous Friday

“It’s couscous Friday!” my friends and I would proclaim when we started to think about what we would be having for lunch on a...
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Sand, Camels, and Bliss

As I rode on a camel in the Sahara Desert and took in the serene view, I was overwhelmed by the desert’s beauty. The...
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Greetings: Moroccan Kisses

When Moroccan women (I’ve seen men do this, too) greet each other, the greeting typically involves a 3-part kiss. The Moroccan woman will brush...
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Not Europe

Upon sharing my plans to study abroad in Morocco, most reactions consisted of something like “Wow!” “You chose a great country,” and “You’ll have...
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The Eiffel Tower, Champs-Élysées, and Chicken McNuggets?

Rachael Goldberg, Study Abroad ’19, Northwestern ’20 Economics, French Leading up to my study abroad experience in Paris, I constantly daydreamed about what it...
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Exploring bits of Argentina

I landed in Buenos Aires on one of the last warm mornings of the summer of 2020. Without knowing that there was a three-week...
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How we went from a “virus” to COVID1984

While in Argentina, each day brought an increasing amount of updates that we could barely foresee the day before. In a sense, it felt...
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Moving to a new country two weeks before a pandemic hits (Coronavirus 1/2)

The news of a spreading virus escalated at an unpredictable pace. I can clearly recall packing for my study abroad experience in late february...
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