MOROCCO sits at the crossroads between Africa, Europe and the Middle East. A multi-lingual, multi-ethnic society, Morocco draws from the many influences which has shaped its history, culture and geography. From the modern business center of Casablanca to the ancient city centers or medinas of Rabat, from the cool lush Mediterranean coast to the hot Saharan desert sands, from quiet Berber villages to the exuberant music of the markets of Marrakesh, Morocco has a vast array of experiences to offer.
SAGE OFFERS incredibly unique experiences in Morocco. Visit the World Heritage sandstone forts, grandiose palaces, and ancient mosques in the imperial cities of Fez, Rabat, and Marrakesh. Students will marvel at the carnival-like atmosphere of Djemma el-Fna in Marrakesh where snake charmers, Gnawa musicians, belly dancers and open air performers entertain the crowds. Meander through the intricate alleys and narrow street souks of Fez's ancient medinas. Ride camel-back through the vast Sahara Desert and meet nomadic indigenous Berber traders. Visit a true desert oasis or watch the sunrise along one of the spectacular treks in the High Atlas Mountains. Stay overnight in a traditional "riad" home and experience the importance of family values while working on a community service project.