Europe has its usual, deserving suspects — Prague, Paris, Greece, Rome. There are so many places to see on the mainland that many students studying abroad in Europe never leave the Continent. But just beyond European shores lies a country that, tragically, receives only a handful of study abroad students — Morocco.
Taking an organized student trip to Morocco, you’ll be blown away by the overwhelming generosity of students and host families to share their cultural identities. They let us into their homes and culture, and openly discuss the stereotypes and prejudices faced by Muslims, commonly perpetuated by American mainstream media. Being able to talk with them about religion, culture, and social practices gets rid of the confusion or fear you might have about entering an Islamic country. Simply put, it’s impossible not to gain a new meaning of Islam and understanding of daily life in a developing country. Even a brief trip to Morocco can be an eye-opening experience for study-abroad students.