Negina Pirzad

Negina Pirzad

“The idea of waking up every morning in Marrakesh, Morocco continues to blow my mind.  Many mornings I need to remind myself of where I am, why I am here, and I constantly feel the need to take the chance to just appreciate everything I have right now. With a powerful religion and a unique society, Morocco’s culture has opened my eyes to a place other than America and has really influenced the way I see and interpret things now, and hopefully will continue to do so once I return home. (Read more)

 

Holly Ratcliff

Holly Ratcliff“Having the opportunity this summer to attend the program in Morocco had a profound impact on my understanding of the language, culture, and the course of my future studies.  The knowledge that I gained during this program could not have been matched anywhere else.  The collaboration between the Department of State, American Councils, Legacy International, and the center for Language and Culture in Morocco created an unparalleled learning experience…I recognize the investment that has been made in me and can assure you of dividends to come.”

“I believe the wisest path to a better world is cross-cultural communication, education and understanding. I thank you again for the tools you have given me to be a leader on that path.” (Read more)

Catherine Haslam

Catherine Haslam

Not only did my Arabic improve significantly through the intensive study and structure of the  [ALI] Morocco program, but my understanding of Islam and Muslim culture. Within my host family, there were women who wore hijabs, women who didn’t, a very conservative uncle and a more liberal father, and teenagers who reminded me of my friends in America. I was able to achieve the intermediate Arabic certificate from the Center for Language and Culture, Marrakesh, and with it, an improved sense of diplomacy and awareness when speaking to the Moroccans. I developed the curiosity and drive to perfect my Arabic and learn as much as possible in the fields of international relations and the Middle East. …[it] stirred more curiosity that will take me through my goals in diplomacy and government, but most importantly, understanding. Oh, and it was SO MUCH FUN.”  (Read more)

Tyler Jones

Tyler Jones

I just want to thank you for the experience you provided me 3 years ago. It is still paying dividends today….The connections that Legacy helped me foster are still very strong today. Perhaps even more important than the language, Legacy gave me a second home, situated very nicely in Jamaa al-Fna. (Read more)