For me, it was never a question of whether I would study abroad, but where. Travel has been an extremely important and formative part of my life since age 11, when I lived in Spain with my mum. I grew so much as a person during that year, expanding my horizons and deepening my understanding … Read moreWhy Study Abroad?
As a 22-year-old woman who usually travels solo, harassment has become a fact of life for me, especially unabashed stares and cat calls. Is it unpleasant and frustrating? Yes, of course. But over time I have learned many strategies for dealing with harassment while traveling, and they make a big difference! Basic Tips for Dealing … Read moreDealing with Harassment while Traveling
Initially, I wasn’t sure if I should even visit Rabat. After all, I don’t usually like capitals very much, and there are so many cities to see in Morocco! But I’m happy to report that there are a ton of cool places to visit in Rabat, and in fact, it ended up being one of … Read morePlaces to Visit in Rabat
Menara Gardens & Koutoubia Minaret Marrakech is best known for its labyrinth of markets, but there’s SO much more to do here than shop! When exploring Marrakech this summer, my first stop was the Menara Gardens. There’s a big (artificial) lake, a pavilion, and some small gardens to stroll through. If you go in the … Read moreExploring Marrakech
To be honest, I didn’t actually want to go to Chefchaouen. It’s one of the most touristy places in all of Morocco, and this is further exacerbated by the town’s small size. In the evening, walking through the main streets or plaza is physically challenging because there are SO many tourists! I avoid such places … Read moreHow to Avoid the Crowds in Chefchaouen
Merhaba from Morocco! As some of you may know, I was recently awarded a highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship to spend the summer in Morocco – for free! After an amazing first two weeks, I want to give an update on my experiences with CLS in Tangier. What is CLS? The Critical Language Scholarship is … Read moreCLS in Tangier, Morocco: Part 1
“¡Por el amor de Dios!” I mutter as I sprint barefoot across the scorching white sand. I sigh with relief as my feet reach the water. Even the sea here is warm, but it’s the only escape from the oppressive heat of July in southern Spain. I frolic through the waves (the way only … Read moreThe Day I Was Deported from the EU, on a Boat, to Morocco