MOBT designs programs for educational institutions and professional organizations.  These fully customizable programs are designed to meet the needs of students or professionals who want to experience in-depth Moroccan culture, practice Arabic language, and engage in community service projects. Some program options may include: airport pickup/drop off, a welcome orientation, homestay, cultural excursions, historical site visits, informal lectures with University professors and community leaders and a farewell party. Quality support will be provided from our professional staff.

We offer many different activities and local destinations to make your program memorable and rich. The program may include:

  • Historical guided tours in the ancient Medina of Marrakesh, Fez, Meknes and Rabat
  • Hike of the scenic Atlas mountains and Berber villages
  • A day trip to the National Park of Ifrane
  • Connecting with local farmers and female artisans
  • Engage in community service with volunteers from the U.S. Peace Corps
  • Field trip to the Sahara desert
  • Panel discussions with University professors and community leaders:
    • Learn about the successes and challenges of the Moroccan political system
    • Explore Morocco’s progressive work with women’s issues
    • Investigate the issues of water management and land-use
    • Hear about Moroccan government and press, and the effects of tourism across Morocco

 

If your organization or educational institution needs help designing a program, please contact us for more information at: info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com

 

” I visited MOBT in 2015 at their office in Sefrou, Morocco to discuss homestay and service learning options in the area and was impressed with their hospitality and extensive knowledge of the region. The staff members showed me neighborhoods and community centers that I would not have been able to visit on my own without their deep connections in the city. I had great discussions with the staff members about culture, urbanization, tourism, and community service projects. MOBT showed great capacity to develop wonderful service learning ideas for student groups that paired American students and Moroccan youth to complete service projects for the community. MOBT also had wonderful ideas for cultural activities for American students to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Moroccan culture. Each activity was well thought out and presented in a professional manner that outlined the details, purpose, and goal of each activity. Community service projects were outlined with descriptions of the project, educational purpose of the project for the students, and impact on the local community. I very much appreciated their attention to detail and emphasis on student learning. I found working with MOBT to be a pleasure! Communication was easy and staff members had no problem understanding program goals and turning ideas into thoughtful activities and projects geared toward student learning and positive community impact.”

Lisa Devine, Associate Director of Global Programs, Lakeside School