Testimonials

Jet, 14/11/2017

Learning Moroccan Arabic on the Streets of Rabat
Without speaking a word of Moroccan Arabic, also known as Darija, I arrived in Rabat. Perceiving the language as rather difficult, I thought communicating with Moroccans would be impossible. Nonethele...

Laura, 03/04/2018

Berberweek at the NIMAR
After five intensive college weeks and a lot of Arabic, a completely different element of Morocco came up: the Berbers. For a week we were lectured by Professor Maarten Kossmann, a specialist in the f...

Bridging Gaps, Hülya Uslu

The "Moroccan model".Last October, under the direction of Professor Leon Buskens, Professor of Law and Culture in Islamic Societies at the University of Leiden, I went on an eight-day study trip to Mo...

Katharina, 08/12/2017

Activities in Rabat besides studying   Rabat Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its second largest city with a population of approximately 5800,000. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at ...

Aoife, 20/09/2017

First impressions
First impressions: a ceremonious dayThe day before I left to Rabat, I realised I would arrive on the eve of what is considered the holiest festival in the Islamic calendar, Eid al-Adha. Its other name...

Isabel

about her first week studying Arabic in Rabat
Lasting First Impressions When I started my BA Islamic and Arabic Studies at Utrecht University, it was clear to me from the beginning that I wanted to spend time abroad. Not only because traveling is...

Saida en Rumeysa

students about their experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
Exploring Morocco by taxi Getting around in local public transport has always been an adventure for us during our stay in Morocco. Getting lost was something we experienced on a daily basis, but these...

Tessa

student about her experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
Looking at Morocco in a scientific contextDoing anthropological research is a fundamental part of the minor Culture & Society in Morocco by the NIMAR institute. As the research topics have a focus on ...

Zensa

student about her experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
Language BarrierMy blog assignment was due in de week of my Darija exams. Even though I knew from the beginning what I wanted to write about, but I postponed the actual writing. I wish I could look ba...