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.
You know two things: You keep finding your gaze drift over to the continent of Africa as you search for your next big adventure, and you're certain that teaching English abroad is the way that you want to make your impact. When you teach English in Africa with Cross-Cultural Solutions, you're supporting our partner organizations in their efforts to provide better access to education for children and adults alike. But you may be wondering, "How can I choose between Morocco and Tanzania?" These are the right questions to ask; Africa is a massive and incredibly diverse continent.