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Adventures Online: The Colors & Contrasts of Morocco

Experience the sights and sounds of Morocco as you join local experts for virtual explorations of Marrakech, Rabat and Ouazzane on a live, online learning adventure!
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Program No. 24335RJ
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3 days
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349
Online Program

Adventures Online: The Colors & Contrasts of Morocco

Experience the sights and sounds of Morocco as you join local experts for virtual explorations of Marrakech, Rabat and Ouazzane on a live, online learning adventure!
Length
3 days
Starts at
349
Program No. 24335 RJ
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Learn from the comfort of your own home.

At a Glance

Warm people, vibrant marketplaces and ancient cities are just the beginning of what you’ll discover in Morocco. Now, you can make the journey without leaving the comfort of your home during this online learning adventure, live from North Africa! With a local expert, explore the cities of Rabat, Marrakech and Ouazzane during virtual field trips that offer a look at their sacred places, bustling markets, gardens and more. Enjoy a musical session that introduces the melodies and chants of Moroccan music, hear from an artisan and museum curators about the coexistence of modern and ancient crafts, and learn about the role of women in Ouazzane during a group discussion. Enjoy the camaraderie of your fellow Road Scholars as you delve further into the story of Morocco and attend lectures on topics including multiculturalism, modern-day Rabat, religion and spirituality in Morocco.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Explore Morocco’s capital city of Rabat during a virtual field trip that takes you inside the Medina, the Chellah gardens, Mausoleum of the Alaouite kings and more.
  • Discover the world-famous medina of Marrakech and explore the Saadian tombs, Badi palace, Berber Museum and Majorelles Gardens during a virtual field trip.
  • Embark on a virtual field trip to the northern town of Ouazzane to learn about its famous mausoleum, artisan crafts, olive and fig groves and local history.

General Notes

You’ll enjoy 2-3 hours of daily instruction, discussion and/or field trips, which includes sufficient breaks throughout the program. This online program is through Zoom, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. We’ll provide a how-to guide to make sure you’ll have a hassle-free experience. This session is offered live only and will not be available on demand. Please review the daily itinerary for start and end times to ensure you won’t miss a minute of this live experience. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly.
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Farah Cherif D’Ouezzan
Farah Cherif D’Ouezzan is the founder and Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Learning. She has a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and Religion from Mohammed Vth University in Rabat and a degree in Women and Gender Issues from the University of Hanover (Germany). Her academic focus is on comparative religion and Islam from a cross-cultural perspective. Farah has developed and led Road Scholar programs for more than 20 years. She teaches about religion and culture, women and gender issues, Islam, human rights, and Sufism.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Mokhtar Bouba View biography
Dr. Mokhtar Bouba holds a Ph.D. in leadership studies and education from Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. He has more than 20 years of experience designing and facilitating study abroad and experiential learning programs in Morocco, and worked with CCCL in developing and designing Road Scholar programs. He has written and lectured about multiculturalism, Amazigh (Berber) culture, current issues, the arts, and the ethics and politics of representation of the Sahara and its people. He is also an artist, educator, and indigenous methodologist.
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Abdelhay Moudden View biography
Abdelhay Moudden received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Michigan. He has taught political science and international relations at Mohamed V University in Rabat since 1978. A founder of the Center for Cross Cultural Learning, he acts as academic director. He has served on official Moroccan bodies and has lectured on political and cultural issues related to Morocco and the Arab world to audiences in many countries. His recent publications address the Arab Spring, the painful past and reconciliation, and political emotions.
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Farah Cherif D’Ouezzan View biography
Farah Cherif D’Ouezzan is the founder and Director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Learning. She has a Master’s degree in Comparative Literature and Religion from Mohammed Vth University in Rabat and a degree in Women and Gender Issues from the University of Hanover (Germany). Her academic focus is on comparative religion and Islam from a cross-cultural perspective. Farah has developed and led Road Scholar programs for more than 20 years. She teaches about religion and culture, women and gender issues, Islam, human rights, and Sufism.
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Driss Maghraoui View biography
Dr. Driss Maghraoui is Associate Professor of History and International Relations at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane and previously a visiting professor at Yale and the University of California. He teaches courses on North African immigration, modern imperialism and its culture, Arab world history, and 20th century Europe. His numerous publications include “Secularism in Morocco: A Stagnant Word in Motion” and “Northern Africa: Historical Links with Sub-Saharan Africa.” Dr. Maghraoui has taught many classes at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning including Road Scholar programs.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Women of Fes: Ambiguities of Urban Life in Morocco
by Rachel Newcomb
A Morocco Anthology: Travel Writing through the Centuries
by Martin Rose
Andalusian Morocco: A Discovery in Living Art (Islamic Art in the Mediterranean)
by Abdelaziz Touri (Author), Naima El-Khatib Boujibar (Author), Kamal Lakhdar (Author)
Making Morocco: Colonial Intervention and the Politics of Identity
by Jonathan Wyrtzen
Hopes and Dangerous Pursuits
by Laila Lalami
Realm of the Saint: Power and Authority in Moroccan Sufism
by Vincent Cornell
Tangier: From the Romans to The Rolling Stones
by Richard Hamilton
Memories of Absence: How Muslims Remember Jews in Morocco
by Aomar Boum
Time, Migration and Forced Immobility: Sub-Saharan African Migrants in Morocco (Global Migration and Social Change)
by Inka Stock
https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2020/07/23/leila-slimani-family-values/
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The Power of Islam in Morocco: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives
by Mohamed El Mansour
Arts and Crafts of Morocco (Arts & Crafts)
by James Jereb
Globalized Authoritarianism: Megaprojects, Slums, and Class Relations in Urban Morocco
by Koenraad Bogaert





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