Larry in Morocco

Larry is a junior majoring in political science and history, with a minor in Arabic, in Dedman College. A recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, he is studying with SMU-in-Morocco during summer 2011 as part of an intensive five-week course dedicated to intermediate-level Arabic. He is staying in the city of Meknes and plans to take excursions to Tangiers and Spain.

A few hang-ups

All right, we made it through week two, but we did have some hang-ups. Bryce got sick going into the first weekend in Morocco, then our beloved teacher fell ill as well, with Kevin to follow. We had a short class Friday because of Liljana being under the weather. We made it through our first exam, and overall everybody did well, I think.  Bravo on Kevin for scoring the highest in the class. After week two I think that we are officially back on the horse as far as Arabic is concerned.  Wednesday we took a scenic tour around Meknes via horse-drawn carriage.  Very nice.  We then ended the week going to Volubilis and the city of Moulay Idriss.  So much [...]

2011-06-29T19:55:52+00:00 June 19th, 2011|Larry in Morocco|

Touring Fez

Well we got through the week, boys and girls. Had a short class Friday and finished our first lesson. So what does that mean? It means new lessons and lots of homework, which includes new vocabulary. WHAT?! That's right, words that will take me forever to remember:) Actually not too bad - I got cracking on the homework right away. That also means we have a test coming up, in Arabic. First one, eehhh. I hope I do well. So what did we do this weekend? Our first excursion was to the city of Fez. Wow, I love Fez. Right: The old quarter of Fez. When I say old, I mean centuries old. Left: Our tour guide. Didn't I say [...]

2011-06-29T19:55:58+00:00 June 14th, 2011|Larry in Morocco|

Morocco: We made it – finally

Larry is a junior majoring in political science and history, with a minor in Arabic, in Dedman College. A recipient of a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, he is studying with SMU-in-Morocco during summer 2011 as part of an intensive five-week course dedicated to intermediate-level Arabic. He is staying in the city of Meknes and plans to take excursions to Tangiers and Spain.

2011-06-29T19:56:32+00:00 June 9th, 2011|Larry in Morocco|