A Journey to Morocco
By Kaitlin Gillespie
In spring semester 2012, WSU junior Katie Gillespie embarked on her first overseas excursion: a study-abroad journey to Morocco. She posted regularly about her experience to her blog, excerpted, along with her photos, on the interactive map above.
Katie will be an intern with WSM summer 2012, and starting fall 2012, Katie will be editor of The Daily Evergreen.
Posted on January 18, 2012 at Katie’s blog
...This has been a year-long process and I’m finally about to leave. There’s been ticket buying, packing, scholarship applications, internship applications, making summer plans, reading about Morocco, working with the study abroad office and, in the last couple days, a significant amount of freaking out. But, freaking out or not, it’s finally here.
I know I’m scared, and I’d love to go into details about exactly what, but I don’t know what I’m getting into. This is all so new, my first plane ride, my first trip out of the country, my first time being this far from home.
But I’m excited. I can’t believe I get to live somewhere like Morocco for as long as I do, especially when I really dream about working in the Middle East. This is a trip of goals for me. I want to come out of this trip a stronger, wiser person. I want to be semi fluent in French, maybe even conversational in Arabic. I want to come out of this trip being in love with a culture so very different from what I’m used to.
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