Morocco

Stories from Morocco

Every Peace Corps Volunteer has a story to tell. Read stories from Volunteers about what it's like to live and work in Morocco.

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Reda Dihimine and Peace Corps Volunteer Samir.

When I was 14, I heard that an American Peace Corps Volunteer was teaching English classes in my town, Amizmiz, situated in the high Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

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The craft activity at my daughter’s school when I was teaching the kids about Moroccan culture and the holiday of Ramadan. The kids had to find their name in Arabic letters (which go from right to left) before gluing mosaic tiles on their picture frame to represent Moroccan zellij (tilework).

When my husband, JK, and I were Peace Corps Volunteers in Morocco, we quickly became immersed in the routines and traditions that go with living in a Muslim country. 

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VIDEO: Hospitality in Morocco

Volunteer Matthew Rogers shares the tradition of tea in Morocco as key to hospitality.

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VIDEO: Highlighting hospitality in Morocco

Volunteer Young Kwon shares traditions of Moroccan hospitality.

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Nathan Chaput, Nepal

As a Peace Corps Volunteer, you'll likely have the chance to learn a new language during service — and you never know where that will lead you.

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How to make Moroccan mint tea

My first experience with Moroccan mint tea (atay bil naânaâ in Darija, or Moroccan Arabic) came not when I first arrived in Morocco, but when I first dined at a Moroccan restaurant some number of years ago.

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Discovering community: Aisha and Eid Al Fitr

During my first year and a half as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Settat, Morocco, I had an apartment on the southern edge of the city, not far from the highway that wound its way south along the long plateau to Marrakesh, about two hours away. 

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Morocco White House

A shock, a dream, a once in a lifetime opportunity for anyone, let alone for 44 girls from Morocco and Liberia. 

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Let Girls Learn in Morocco

There are some things we take for granted. 

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