Weave your way through the final towering peaks of the High Atlas Mountains before arriving in Marrakech. Explore its bustling souqs full of fascinating wares—everything from magic boxes to ostrich eggs and whale vertebrae. Visit Ben Youssef Madrasa, Bahia Palace, and an authentic spice shop. Conclude your day with dinner in Jamaa El-Fna square and weaving through the stands to find a good seat and enjoy a warm bowl of soup, skewers, and mint tea.
At the end of each program, students reflect on their experiences and the issues they engaged with, and talk about how to apply this new understanding to their own worlds. During or after their closing discussion, groups participate in Rustic Ties, a unique and powerful activity that allows students to capture the memories and learning moments of their program to process and share with their communities back home.