Azrou, Morocco offers adventures an incredible destination to have the trip of a lifetime. From exploring the culture of the local community to indulging in the unique and decadent food items; this trip will create memorable experiences and leave a life-changing, transformative impact. As a town located in the center of Morocco, volunteers have the opportunity to immerse themselves fully in the culture, with plenty of opportunities to travel and explore. We spoke with our In-Country President, Mohamed, to see why volunteers will fall in love with Azrou.
Check out our Rabat-based Program Specialist's (Emma Rinaldi) curated list of things to do in Morocco:
One morning, Dana Whitaker woke up and, before getting out of bed, decided she would journey alone to Morocco. Here's a story about the people she met that changed her perspective on cultural differences and shared humanity.
“I don’t know how I am going to handle this for a month.”
That was Dana Whitaker’s first thought when she arrived at the airport in Morocco.
by Jessica Couture
When I signed up with Cross Cultural Solutions I was afraid. Not of the program but rather of growing up. Volunteering for four weeks in Morocco was my way of avoiding the “real world”. I was a college senior who had spent the past 3.5 years working towards a degree in a field I suddenly didn’t care about.
I will never forget the moment I stepped off the plane and into Mohammed V International Airport in Casablanca. Jet lag seemed to be dragging my body into the floor beneath me and I struggled to read the signs around me.
This was my first trip overseas, the first time I would ever travel on my own. All I had ever known were big American cities like Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC. I think that was part of what drew me to Morocco – it was so different from anything I had ever known.
We had left luggage at the Home-Base and so went to retrieve it.
And here was the surprise. When we arrived at the Home Base in Rabat it felt so comfortable, so familiar. We were home!
After six weeks volunteering with Cross-Cultural Solutions in Morocco, Hannah had learned so much about herself and about the world around her. Read this excerpt from Hannah's blog to find out what she learned at each of her three volunteer assignments.
During a recent, inspiring volunteer abroad experience with Cross-Cultural Solutions, I had the privilege of teaching advanced English to adults in Rabat, Morocco. As a communications and marketing executive, I had never taught anyone before this volunteer experience. So I knew this experience was pushing boundaries for me. Big boundaries.