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    Where There Be Dragons: Morocco Semester

    Where There Be Dragons: Morocco Semester


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Destinations: Morocco
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Credit Awarded: College
    • Program Length: Semester
    • Start Month: February, September
    • Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
    • Selective: Yes
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 17, 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Homestay
    • Accreditation: Gap Year Association - Program
    • Minimum Cost: $10,000 - $20,000
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    From forested mountains to the Sahara desert, study the languages, faiths, and diversity of culture that make up the western-most outpost of the Arab world. Suggested for ages 17-22, with college credit available.


    • Build fluency in Moroccan Arabic (Darija) with interactive formal and conversational classes 2-3 times per week.
    • Trek through the stunning Atlas Mountains, camping out under the stars while learning the importance of expedition behaviour and leave no trace principles.
    • Try your hand at rug weaving, shoemaking and stone or wood carving with the masters and students at the Artisan Centre in Azrou.
    • Explore the breathtaking Imperial Cities such as Fes and Marrakesh, losing yourself in the sights and smells of these ancient wonders.
    • Swim and relax on white-sand beaches taking in beautiful sunsets over the North Atlantic Ocean.