Testimonials

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...

Timo

student about his experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
My experience studying and living in Rabat, MoroccoAs part of my stay at the Netherlands Institute in Morocco (NIMAR) I get the beautiful opportunity to live in one of the oldest neighborhoods of Moro...

Niv

student about his experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
Start of my own adventureThe moment we have all been waiting for has finally come- the start of our own anthropological research as a part of the minor "culture and society in Morocco". Exciting as it...

Tom

student about his experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
Tourist stuffI'm currently sitting in one of the most beautiful places in Rabat, as I write this blog in my little book. I hid myself in a corner in the shade, while the wind blows the ash of my cigar...

Lena

student about her experiences of the Nimar-Minor:
SkouraAfter 12 hours of driving we finally arrive in Oulad Merzouk (Skoura), a little oasis in the South of Morocco. This might sound like a long time, but accompanied by a guitar and a darbukah (a li...