A Week in My Life.

Salam u-alaykum! Now that I’ve been in Rabat for about 4 weeks, I’ve started to develop a routine. I decided that, to give y’all a little taste of the Moroccan lifestyle, I would give an overview of a week. This is the week of September 26- October 3 (Tuesday to Tuesday, because I forgot to…

MY FIRST MONTH (IN PICTURES)

Today (October 8th), marks one month in Rabat! This has been a crazy month, and I have literally over 500 pictures. I thought, why not make an entire post dedicated to pictures! This may be long, but nevertheless, I hope that you enjoy it.     If you made it to the end of this…

Let’s talk about FOOD.

As any exchange student knows, food is one of the best parts of living abroad. I feel like so much of a culture is shown through food. In Morocco, not only is the food delicious, but the hospitality surrounding food tells you a lot about Moroccan culture. I’ll talk through some of the most important…

The First Week (Medinas, Taxis, Bouznika, and More)

Salam! I arrived safely in Morocco a few days ago now. It was a surreal experience, after looking forward to it for so long to actually be here. It is very similar to what I expected, yet also very different. When we first arrived, it was HOT. I don’t think it was actually too hot,…

PDO!!!

Pre-departure Orientation is absolutely amazing. We have crammed literally so much stuff into the past 48ish hours, my brain is buzzing. I don’t even know where to begin, it was crazy. I arrived at the airport in DC after only about 6 hours of travel. Everything was very easy, and there were no major problems….

Packing for a Year (is very difficult)

So recently, I finished packing for my year abroad. It was very difficult, and my bags ended up weighing 40 and 45 pounds. Here is a comprehensive list of every single thing I shoved into my three bags. I’m not sure if this is a smart packing list or not, so take everything I will…

The Countdown Continues… 2 Weeks Left!

14 days seems like a really long time right now, but in reality it’s almost nothing. I spent so many months reading blogs and fantasizing about studying abroad, and now it’s so close! I’ve been doing a lot of predeparture preparations, including a start to packing. I’m a notorious over-packer, and so I was so…

3 Weeks Left!

In 19 days, I will be on a plane to Washington DC for my pre-departure orientation (PDO). This is so crazy to me, it’s all going to quickly! I’m really excited, but also sad. It’s the weirdest mix of emotions. Since I just graduated, I know that even after I come home, things will never…

I went to Canada! (for a day)

Winnipeg, Manitoba is one of my favorite cities. I love going there so much. Thankfully, It’s only about 3.5 hours away from where I live! The other day, my dad, brother, family friend, and I decided to take a day trip to Winnipeg. I thought I should blog about it, just to practice blogging about…

What’s Up?

Hey y’all! I haven’t written a post in a while, but a lot has happened! It’s already June 22, which means only about 2.5 months until I leave for Morocco! That’s crazy, when I found out I was going there were still like 4.5 or something. I graduated from high school, which is great. It’s…

NSLI-Y, CBYX, and YES-Abroad Interview Experiences and Tips.

So I have now interviewed 3 (or 4, depending on how you look at it) times for a Congress/ State Department scholarships. I have interviewed twice for CBYX, once for YES and once for NSLI-Y. My NSLI-Y and YES-Abroad were actually combined though, since I applied the same year. I’ll start with CBYX, since I’ve…

Why I’m Going to Morocco

Exchange will be hard. I think that there will be some times when I will wonder why I am even in Morocco. So that’s why I’m going to make a list of all of the reasons that I want to study abroad, specifically in Rabat, Morocco. So, here we go!   I love learning languages,…