23 January 2019

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences study trip to Morocco


A group of students from Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands, school of healthcare studies came on a study trip, from the 12th to the 17th November, to Morocco to discover the country, its culture and to learn more about its healthcare system.


At their arrival to the NIMAR on Tuesday 13th the group was welcomed with some Moroccan cookies before having a presentation about Morocco and its diversity. Afterwards Pr. Zakaria Rhani delivered a lecture entitled: “Popular traditions of healing in Morocco” where he displayed the other aspects of cure and treatment among a certain category of Moroccans.


In the afternoon and after having a traditional Moroccan lunch the students went off to explore the city of Rabat and dived more into the culture of the country.


During this pleasant day, the students have learned many new interesting aspects about the country, and were very motivated for the rest of their trip.

On the Next day, Wednesday 14th, the group had a visit to the ISPITS Rabat (Instituts Supérieurs des Professions Infirmières et Techniques de Santé) where the Dutch students met their fellow Moroccans. At first, few presentations were given about the nursing schooling system in both countries followed by an informal interaction between both students in which they have learnt many new informations concerning the healthcare system in their respective countries. Before ending our visit, the group was invited to have a tour around the different departments of the school.


On Thursday 15th, the students had a short stop in Casablanca where they have visited the Hassan II mosque, then headed to Marrakech where they have spent the rest of their study trip.

It was a very special experience for the students in which they have combined learning and having fun. This video is a contribution of one of the students, gathering the main highlights of their successful study trip to Morocco.