CAS '20 Emmanuel Foltz

SA: AMIDEAST Rabat: Regional Studies in French

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): AMIDEAST Rabat: Regional Studies in French

Ask me about...

  • Developing a community during my time abroad

  • Taking classes in a foreign language abroad

  • Studying outside of Europe

  • Living with a host family

  • Completing an internship during my time abroad

My Experience Abroad:

During my time abroad, I had the opportunity to interact with Sub-Saharan African refugees who were experiencing Morocco as either a short-term living option or as a place of residence until further notice. In this way, it was the real-world application of the migration patterns that I've been learning and following during my time at Penn.

Other Highlights:

  • Spending a weekend with Tamazight (Berber) people in Zaouiat Ahansal, a town in the Moroccan Middle Atlas mountains

  • Living with a generous, hilarious, hospitable, understanding, selfless, helpful host family

  • Having a Moroccan "language partner" who attended the Faculté des Sciences de Rabat, a university of mostly Moroccans, with whom I was able to spend time and from whom I learned a lot

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