The Latest from Morocco

Oct 14 11:08am
Rabat

A Bee in a Beehive

by Brianna

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 and residential area, it's much like describing the hustle & bustle of a beehive.

Sep 29 8:46am
Rabat

Getting in Rhythm

by Brianna

I'm finally getting into the rhythm of life in Rabat and am enjoying classes and excursions with the IES Abroad Program.

Sep 9 4:17am
Rabat

Living in my Discomfort Zone

by Brianna

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.

Aug 25 11:41am
Rabat

Yalla (Let’s go)!

by Brianna

Even though I'm nervous about leaving family, there's so much more to be excited about with my upcoming adventures in Morocco!

Jul 18 4:15pm
Rabat

IES Abroad 2018-19 Correspondent of the Year Interview

by Katya

IES Abroad: Tell us a bit about yourself and your study abroad blog.

Katya Schwenk (KS): I grew up in Vermont and Massachusetts, and am now living in D.C., where I'm a senior at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, I've studied government, creative writing, Arabic, and Spanish; outside of that, though, I'm a writer and reporter, focusing on longform journalism. Other interests of mine include the mountains, radio, and distance running.