With an intricate and diverse history, Morocco is a multi-cultural, Mediterranean mosaic. The country's unique geography encompasses everything from majestic mountains to sun-drenched deserts.
Women's Development & Vocational Training Foundations
Oct 29 - Nov 26, 2022
Excursions to Merzouga and Fes el-Bali
Help local women gain economic independence
Access to ISA by WorldStrides Study Center
Stay with a Moroccan host family
The second of the sessions in Morocco allows students to engage with UN SDG’s 4 and 5 with students volunteering with these foundations. They assist Moroccan women of all economic levels to complete their education. Many of the educational courses teach artisan skills (embroidery, calligraphy, literacy, cooking, and hair dressing) to increase employment opportunities and/or assist the women in starting their own businesses. Participant opportunities may include organizing logistics, preparing lesson plans, and teaching English to the women. Additional help may be needed with fundraising, marketing, or creating a social media presence or website development to help the women sell their products.
Included Excursions: Merzouga and Fes el-Bali
Ride a camel through the sweeping desert of Merzouga to spend a festive evening under the stars. If you rise before dawn, you'll see the sun transform the Sahara into a striking landscape of reds and oranges. You’ll also travel to Fes el-Bali, one of the largest and best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Walk among the bustling bazaars (watch out for donkeys!) and drop in on the workshops of Medina’s world-famous leather tanners.
Host: ISA by WorldStrides Meknes Study Center
Located in the modern and dynamic district of Hamria, the ISA Meknes Study Center offers first-rate courses taught by both local and visiting professors. Community organizations that promote human rights, social equality, and economic development are housed in the same facility, which provides an exciting atmosphere for students as they attend classes.
For a fully immersive experience, you'll live with a Moroccan family. Each host family has been carefully selected by WorldStrides resident staff to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable living situation. Homestays provide breakfast seven days a week, dinner five days a week, and laundry service once a week. You'll typically share a room with another GAP student (roommates are of the same gender).
Now that you've explored all the locations and plotted the perfect course for your adventure abroad, all that's left to do is make it a reality by securing your spot for this life changing program.
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