Four Day Program - Itinerary Example

Attention: all our programs will have similar intercultural activities but will travel on different routes, depending on the place of departure.

All times are approximate! Hey, we are in Africa!


9:00 Boat journey across the Mediterranean Sea from Algeciras, Spain to Tangier, Morocco

9:30 Visit of the women's center DARNA and informal conversation with Moroccan students

about cultural diversity, education and woman's rights in Morocco

12:00 Lunch at women's center DARNA


13:30 Drive to Asilah along the Atlantic coast

15:00 Walk through the Medina (old town) of Asilah

16:00 Drive to Rabat (3 hours)


19:00 Meeting of the home stay families (Three students will stay with one family.)

20:00 Walk through the Medina of Rabat in small groups

20:30 Dinner with home stay families

Individual Time (showing pictures, visiting other families, going to a cafe, etc.)


8:00 Breakfast

9:30 Facilitated discussion “West and Islamic worlds - images about each other”

11:30 Visit of the Roman ruins Chellah and the Mausoleum of King Mohammed V


13:30 Lunch with families

15:30 Exploration of Rabat's Andalusian houses in the Kashba and the street life in the medina market. Individual options: to spend time in the art museum or gallery, at the ocean or in the gardens of the castle. (This afternoon will be spent in small groups to create space for authentic experiences of the place and for personal connections. Two American students will be accompanied by one or two Moroccan students from AMIDEAST/Rabat University. )

18:30 Meeting of all students at the Oudaia gate


19:00 Conversation with a Peace Corps Volunteer about living in Morocco

20:30 Optional hammam (traditional baths)

22:00 Dinner with family


7:30 Breakfast

8:00 Drive to Rif Mountains

12:00 Walk in the Rif Mountains to a family in a mountain village (approx. 30 minutes)

Afternoon: (This is a personal visit: we will keep an eye on time AND be flexible for experiences.)

Lunch in the house of a family and conversation about education, simplicity of life

and economic challenges of rural areas in Morocco.

17:30 Drive to Chefchaouen

18:30 Short walk through the medina of Chefchaouen with some background information about its

Moorish and Jewish inhabitants and its historic link to Al Andalus.

19:00 Settle in hostal

Individual time for exploring the Medina (We will experience both how beautiful

Chefchaouen is and how damaging tourism can be.)


20:30 Special celebration dinner in the Medina of Chefchaouen

22:00 Social time on the roof terrace: to share images and thoughts from our journey. (30 min)


7:00 Optional: Walk through the Medina / looking down at Chefchaouen from outside the city gate

8:00 Drive through mountains, fields and cities to Ceuta (2 hours)

Breakfast on the way

11:00 Crossing the Moroccan - Spanish border

14:15 Boat journey across the Strait of Gibraltar (1or 2 hour time difference)

15:30 Good bye in Algeciras, Spain