<p>I am a rising junior studying Linguistics, Government, French, and Spanish at Georgetown University. If all goes right my my life, I would love to devote my career to diplomacy and peace studies or to preserving endangered languages. I am a proud Chicago native and a huge foodie who loves to swim and do bikram yoga. At school, I am a writing consultant specializing in humanities papers, blogs, op-eds, and presentations, and I also sing as a soprano in the Gospel Choir. It is a privilege to be studying abroad in Morocco, and I greatly look forward to my time in Rabat!</p>
Blogs by Brianna Gist
Reflecting on Rabat: Re-Acclimating to Life in America
I reflect on my study abroad in Morocco and write about my transition back into life back home, telling others about my experiences and observing new aspects of...
Sisters in Womanhood
One of the most beautiful aspects of life in Rabat is the silent uptake and support exchanged between women in everyday life. Here, I delve into the historical...
Thanksgiving À La Español: Observations in Madrid
Thanksgiving in Spain - what a surprise! You won't believe what I observed in Madrid after having been in Rabat, it truly opened my eyes to previously...
A Bee in a Beehive
When I try to describe my neighborhood to friends and family back home, they have trouble conceptualizing "the medina" and its character. As a permanent market...
Getting in Rhythm
I'm finally getting into the rhythm of life in Rabat and am enjoying classes and excursions with the IES Abroad Program.
Living in my Discomfort Zone
Our orientation in Meknès was full of exciting and enriching events, and I experienced my first wave of culture shock as I ventured outside of my comfort zone.
Yalla (Let’s go)!
Even though I'm nervous about leaving family, there's so much more to be excited about with my upcoming adventures in Morocco!