From July 27 to August 11, 2008, twelve educators got the experience of a lifetime by touring six cities and towns in Morocco: Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, Chefchouen, Asilah, and Tangiers. Highlights of the trip included a tour of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca, a visit to the famed Djemaa el-Fna square in Marrakech, a homestay experience in Fez, an herbal/medicinal workshop in Chefchouen, and attending the international culture festival in Asilah.
Zeina Azzam Seikaly, Director of Educational Outreach at CCAS, and Alex Safos, a MAAS alum and director of the Middle East and North Africa programs at Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB) led the trip. Global LAB is an organization that aims to educate and inspire people to become “responsible and committed global citizens” via global travel. It accomplishes this through such endeavors as cultural immersion and community service programs for young adults as well as global studies professional development programs for educators.