Our study abroad group is in Agadir working with a small NGO: Dar Si Hmad for Development, Education, and Culture. Through their Ethnographic Field School, WGEI developed the study abroad program that we’re experiencing.
Students spent all day on Thursday in orientation at the NGO offices. They played some games and did icebreakers, learned about the work Dar Si Hmad does and met our staff, talked about surface culture and deep culture, Moroccan customs and traditions, their fears and hopes for the program, prepared for their homestays, wrote a group constituion, and played more games! It was a big day and despite being jet-lagged the students were focused and engaged. Of course, they also ate their first tagine!
Below are the students writing their own group constitution: