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Marching through Morocco

August 3, 2013

Morocco - visualMorocco is a beautiful country filled with vast deserts and gorgeous coastal views of the Atlantic Ocean and is also home to rich tradition, culture and historical marvels. Here are a few interesting facts about Morocco:

  • The largest desert in the world, the Sahara Desert, engulfs all of Morocco. However, vegetated fields cover the Atlantic coast of Morocco. These differing terrains make up Morocco’s unique but beautiful landscape.
  • Casablanca is the largest city in Morocco, with a population of about three million people. Because of the city’s large seaports and fertile land, Casablanca is a great industrial resource for the country of Morocco.
  • At one time, it used to be illegal to sell a date tree in Morocco. Because date trees were used as a source of food for families, they were considered sacred in a way.

These interesting facts about Morocco do not begin to describe the rich Moroccan culture and tradition. The most beneficial way to learn more about Morocco is to host a Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (YES) student from Morocco, such as Amal who loves to meet new people and communicate with pen pals.

During her year in Iowa, Amal wants to help others learn about her country’s dedication to tradition. She also looks forward to taking advantage of all the adventures and discoveries that her year in the United States has to offer her.

Hosting a YES student is a fulfilling opportunity that allows the whole family to experience a different lifestyle and learn about another country. Hosting an international high school student also allows your communities to look at a different country in a new perspective.

If you would like to inquire about our YES program or the hosting experience, please feel free to contact us!

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