The Muslim world has always been a mystery to me. The fact that the events of Sept. 11, 2001, changed our country’s view on Muslims for the worse triggered my interest even more.
I felt like it was important, being an American citizen, to explore the culture of Islam and I found the perfect program through the Academic Exchange and Study Abroad Office’s AHA-International. Six weeks in Fes, Morocco learning Arabic? Sign me up! I decided to take advantage of Morocco’s excellent location for some extracurricular travel.