National Security Language Initiative for Youth in Morocco

DONE BY: Caila | High School '16 | Georgetown U.

HOW OPPORTUNITY WAS FOUND: 

I did the summer-long program with NSLI-Y, and reapplied for the year. (nsliforyouth.org)

LENGTH: 8 months

LOCATION: Marrakech, Morocco

FUN: ★★★★★

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

  • Breakfast
  • 3-hour Arabic class
  • Second breakfast
  • Homework
  • Lunch
  • Electives/NGO work
  • Exploring the city/cafe/shopping/free time
  • Dinner with my host family, hanging out/watching tv/going out with my family

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Studying Arabic
  • Exploring the city
  • Sight seeing
  • Hiking in the mountains
  • Surfing/beaching, shopping
  • Talking to shopkeepers
  • Walking
  • Interning at NGOs
  • Playing instruments
  • Learning calligraphy

HOW MANY HOURS OF VOLUNTEER WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 8; completely optional in my program, however

TOP TIPS: 

Apply online to NSLI-Y (apps open every fall)!

 

 

 

Jiyoung Jeong