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Student Photo Gallery: Morocco

There is an allure to Morocco. Perhaps it is the beautiful Moorish designs in its buildings and mosaic tiles that add a splash of color to the cities, or the flavorful dishes cooked in earthen tagines or the fragrant oils —orange blossom, lavender and rose—or the ridiculously sweet, fresh squeezed orange juice from the stands or the sticky-sweet dates. For many SAS students, there was nothing like the experience of riding a camel to a remote desert campsite and then sitting around a campfire, drinking some mint tea and listening to Moroccan drums playing while gazing at the stars. For others it was the ancient medina of Fes with its many winding paths and hidden nooks and lanes and the blend of African and French influences. SAS students captured many aspects of Morocco’s allure in their photos during the Fall 2013 voyage’s stop in this North African country.

Amanda Jean Roberge, a theater major at NYU, enjoys the traditional Moroccan mint tea during a morning in the Sahara Desert. Photo by Jackie Robertson from Boston University
The art of dying leather is a centuries old tradition still practiced today in the cement vats and dying centers in Fes and other parts of Morocco. At right, a camel gets cheeky with the camera.On Left: Photo by Hannah Mendoza from the University of California Santa Barbara. On Right: Photo by Kaitlyn Squanda from Alma College
Berber men, in their traditional outfits, led many groups of SAS students on camel treks through the Sahara. Photo by Sarah Bond from Pennsylvania State University
Small villages, like this one, are numerous in various areas throughout the High Atlas Mountains between Marrakesh and the Sahara. Photo by Kaitlyn Squanda from Alma College
Students had a keen fascination with the camels of the Sahara. Many may be surprised to learn a few facts about camels. Fact #1: Camels can sense water from up to 3km (4.8 miles) away. Photo by Ryan Tibbitts from the University of Colorado at Boulder
Dusk comes in Marrakesh. Note the roof-installed satellite dishes. Every home has at least one, as citizens of every class value access to telecommunications. Photo by Laura Pastores from Westminster College Missouri
Camel fact #2: Their milk naturally contains an insulin-type protein that can be used to treat diabetes. Photo by Dani Ferraro from the University of Miami
Built right on the sea, Casablanca’s Hassan II Mosque, houses 100,000 worshippers (25,000 inside, 75,000 on the square). At right, two women gaze outward at the ocean from inside the mosque. On Left: Photo by Ashley Lushinsky from University of North Dakota Grand Forks On Right: Tiffany Daly from Iowa State University, photo class b
An older Moroccan woman peers from a great wooden entrance way. Photo by Cody Varela from Pace University
Argan nuts are gathered in a bowl waiting to be ground into argan oil, which has both culinary and cosmetic uses. Photo by Jackie Robertson from Boston University
A welder adds to his collection of lanterns. At right, a finished product, aglow. On Left: Photo by Cody Rappaport from the University of Oregon, On Right: Photo by Lauren Deleo from Syracuse University
A woman wanders down a quiet Moroccan street. Usually, these streets are bustling with vendors and craftsmen. Photo by Brian McGuffog from New York University
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