Montana State University

Morocco: Sustainable Community Development

Country:      MOROCCO  

Project Coordinates:   31◦ 50’ 16.90” N, 6◦ 06’ 38.72” W

Tentative Itinerary:

Spring-2013- Pre-sojourn classes:

There will be five evening classes during the spring semester of 2013 to be held at MSU or via video conference for out of town students.

May 9 – June 13, 2012

In Morocco there is a saying that “nothing goes as planned but everything works out.” Schedules are especially prone to this. Please be aware of this if you are making plans with anyone outside of the program (I.E. meeting up somewhere).

Day 1

Arrive in Marrakech, Morocco and meet with instructors and the rest of the students. Airport transfer to the hotel will be organized for you.

Day 2

Tour Marrakech’s historic landmarks including Djemaa El-Fna, Jardin Majorelle, Ali Ben Yusuf Medersa, Marrakech Museum, and the medina (medieval marketplace).

Day 3

Travel overland through the plains of Marrakech and foothills of the Atlas Mountains to Zawiya Ahansal. Lunch at Cascades d’Ouzoud.

Day 4 – Day 12

Zawiya Ahansal. Focused area of study field work.

Day 13 – Day 15

Trek in Atlas Mountains.

Day 16 – Day 31

Zawiya Ahansal.

Day 32

Travel to the Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira.

Day 33 – Day 34

Visit locally owned and operated cooperatives and microfinance projects in and near Essaouira. Final reflection exercises and trip wrap-up. Relax and enjoy the beach.

Day 35

Travel to Marrakech for shopping and farewell dinner.

Day 36

Depart Marrakech.

Packing Recommendations

Advice about what to pack for your time abroad


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