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Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam

Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam

Dive deep into the belief system surrounding Islamic faith in Morocco. By taking a look at global issues as they are lived on-the-ground, students will further develop skills sets like critical analysis, creative problem solving, collaboration, and empathy––all essential capabilities for future leaders innovators, social entrepreneurs, and peacemakers.

Islam is often misunderstood in media and politics, leading to polarization and fear surrounding this belief system. Join us in Morocco to explore the roots of stereotypes in an effort to promote peace and build empathy by engaging with Muslims in Morocco. Engage in high level conversations, ready to stand against hate and carry your newly recognized change making skills into your community. This is a program for change makers with curious spirits who believe we can change the world through positive engagement and understanding cultural and religious differences.

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Program Profile

No-Stress Travel Guarantee!

With our No-Stress Travel Guarantee, you may cancel for any reason up until the day of travel, and escrow 100% of the program fees for up to two years from the cancellation date.
Program Profile
Peace, Wonder, and Understanding Islam was undoubtedly one of the most transformative and meaningful experiences of my life. It was an absolute privilege to be part of such an extraordinary initiative to promote understanding and empathy. I found the speakers enlightening, all the activities worthwhile, and was hugely impressed with the excellent organization. Not a minute was wasted. PWUI is a well thought out program which blends academics and culture beautifully. I hugely appreciated the diversity of activities, and the inspiring coursework. I feel prepared to tackle any misconception about Islam, and will continue to hold memories of this program close to my heart.

Quote by: Josie Rey Cape Town, South Africa

Packing the right gear (and the right amounts) is the first step to an incredible travel experience. Follow these tips to pack like a pro:

Travel light. Pack only the essentials. You’ll need less than you think!
Bring the right clothes. Pack clothes that are culturally appropriate for your destination and acceptable for service projects. This means bringing lightweight pants/capris, t-shirts with sleeves to cover shoulders, and appropriate footwear. Shorts and leggings are not acceptable in Morocco.
Leave your valuables behind. While traveling, it’s easier for things to get lost, stolen, or damaged. Keep any prized possessions safe at home.
Check with TSA. Make sure your luggage complies with TSA regulations, especially your carry-on. Useful tip: Pack an empty water bottle and fill it up after security.
Extra paperwork? If you need additional forms filled out to get credit for your service hours, no problem! Bring these forms with you so they can be completed in-country.

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Carry-On

A school backpack is ideal as it will be used for day trips.

  • Passport
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Wallet/money
  • Book and/or journal
  • Pen
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Chargers
  • Change of clothes
  • Water bottle (mandatory)
  • Medication
  • Additional community service forms
  • Visa documentation (if applicable)
  • Camera
  • Ear buds
  • Outlet power converter
  • Consent to Travel form
  • Rustic Pathways emergency contacts
Check Luggage

A 50-70 Liter duffel bag or backpack is ideal.

Clothes

  • Socks (7-8)
  • Underwear (15)
  • Lightweight pants/capris (3-5)
  • Jeans (1)
  • Long skirt
  • T-shirts (6-8)
  • Long-sleeved shirt (1-2)
  • Fleece/hoodie
  • Pajamas
  • Swimsuit (ONE PIECE)
  • Quick dry towel
  • Soft shell jacket
  • Strappy sandals (like Tevas or Chacos)
  • Sneakers or hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Headlamp/flashlight

Toiletries

(Travel size bottles in Ziploc bags)

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Face wash
  • Toothbrush
  • Tooth paste
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Contacts
  • Contacts solution
  • Foam ear plugs
  • Personal med kit
  • Deodorant
  • Wet Wipes
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Tissues

Optional

  • Donations
  • Portable games (Bananagrams, cards, etc.)
  • Arabic phrasebook
Important Information
  • Morocco is an Islamic country and its citizens dress conservatively. It is not necessary for our female travelers to wear headscarves, but to be respectful of their culture please leave tight clothing, two-piece bathing suits, miniskirts, shorts and shirts that bare your shoulders at home.
  • Most of the toilets in Morocco will not have toilet paper available, so please bring a travel-size roll of toilet paper or some tissues that you can carry in your bag.