bye-bye, Morocco

Welp, I think that this is a goodbye post! I’m back home now and it feels amazing. Leaving Morocco was so hard but I know that I will be back someday. I’m just incredibly grateful for the opportunity because I never thought I would experience something like this at 18. I’m going to stop writing…

May in Pictures

Hello from the good ole USA! This month was a whirlwind of goodbyes and endings, of tears and sadness, but also of hellos and new beginnings. Enjoy my final month in pictures post (until I resurrect this blog during future college study-abroad!).  

Numbers.

Hey y’all! Are you ready for the most cliche study-abroad post you’ve ever read in your life? I know I am. Seriously though, I am flying home on Monday. I don’t have the words to describe all that I am feeling right now, maybe I will try to put it all down in another post…

Morocco Has My Heart

I’m sitting in my desk right now, watching the light slowly fade from the sky. Yet another day has ended and I feel like I am stuck in a bizarre, surreal state of mind. I have never felt this many mixed emotions at one time. I cannot wrap my mind around the fact that this…

My Walk to School

I walk about 6 miles a day and honestly, I love it! I never walk that much in the US, and it’s really refreshing. My walk to school in the morning is about 2 miles/ 40 minutes long. It’s basically my favorite part of the day, so I’m gonna write about the most memorable parts…

April in Pictures

Wow… happy May! How crazy does that sound? I’m terrified for this month…. it’s my last month in Morocco. In 21 days, I will be on my way home. I’m going to try and enjoy all of it, but it’s also very sad. I hope you enjoy these pictures from April, and I hope to…

Meknes, Meski, and Merzouga!

Last week, NSLI-Y and YES Abroad took our last group trip. This time, we went south and east to the Sahara. We visited Meknes, Azrou, Meski, Erfoud, and Merzouga. It was super fun, and I’ve wanted to visit the Sahara ever since I first read Le Petit Prince. Saturday, April 7:  At the ripe hour…

A Note on “Failure”

I had my capstone presentation last week, and it didn’t go at all how I planned. The whole year, we’ve been preparing this huge research project with the ultimate goal of presenting it in front of our friends and host families. Now I like to identify myself as an anxious mess, and I’m not always…

How has Morocco changed me?

I know for a fact that I am a much different person now than when I left Fargo last September. I remember somebody asking me around December how I’d changed, and for some reason I became very annoyed. I think I was having a rough week, and I didn’t want to accept that Morocco had…

March in Pictures

Happy April!!! I have my capstone presentation this week… needless to sayI’ve been preparing myself endlessly. I spent a considerable amount of my time this past month just sitting in cafes researching, writing, and translating. I’m as ready as I’ll ever be, now I just gotta cross my fingers and hope for the best. I…