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World Unite! in Morocco

 
In Morocco, exoticism is very close. The country is just separated from Europe through the Strait of Gibraltar, but it welcomes visitors with the busy life and historical testimonies of the outlandish world of the orient.
 
Our locations in Morocco are the coastal town of Tangier and the picturesque town of Chefchaouen in the Rif mountains.
 
From Europe, the low cost travel to Morocco is unbeatable. If one books early, you even get a round trip flight for 150 Euros.
 
Morocco is considered a safe country. Even as a woman alone, there is no increased security risk, as long as you follow some basic rules. Languages ​​are Arabic (Darija) and French.
 
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Locations in Morocco

 

Tangier

 

See our video about Tangier!

 
The volunteers Muriel and Wiebke show some aspects of Tangier in this video; please notice also a short feature on La Creche and Dragon Tangier youth club. The language teachers Zhor and Khadija are also featured and we see an apartment in the city center of Tangier, for participants to share.
 
 

Tangier

 
Tangier, an attractive location on the Mediterranean coast with views of southern Spain, until 1956 was an "international city" that belonged to no country, but was managed by the French, the Spanish, the British and the Italians. Due to the special legal and tax status for those settled here, the city is not only home to numerous millionaires from around the world who built opulent mansions and buildings on the 7 hills of the city which still stand today, but was also a center of international espionage - two James Bond films are playing in Tangier. The international flair also attracted well-known international writers who helped the city become a cultural melting pot.
 
The English word "Tangerine" by the way is derived from the name of this city.
 
Tangier offers an interesting combination of the Arab-Islamic world - which you will get to see in the old town, in the everyday life of the conservative the Islamic middle class and of course, during your volunteer and internship activities - and European life, because many Europeans (mainly Spanish and French) live in Tangier.
 
Social problems, in the areas where volunteers and interns may work, include lack of care for marginalized groups of society, the problem of unmarried mothers and their illegitimate children, which is denounced by the traditional Islamic society, immigration from Africa to Europe and, increasingly, street children through the decline of family structures.
 

Coordinator in Tangier

 
Our coordinators in Morocco are Souad and her daughter Yasmine.
 

Activities in Tangier

 
Around Tangier there are numerous sandy beaches, both in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean. Here you can not only swim, but also enjoy beautiful sunsets and eat fresh fish.
 
On the breezy hills around Tangier, there are numerous scenic spots. A day trip can include the picturesque town of Chefchaoen in the Rif Mountains, the historic town of Asilah and the "Caves of Hercules".
 
Multi-day trips include visits to the imperial cities of Fez, Meknes, Rabat and Marrakech, centers of Islamic art and culture, as well as a trip to the Sahara to the south of the country.
 
Tangier has a lively nightlife. Along the beach promenade and in the city, there are many restaurants with live music and discos that are filled until the wee hours on weekends. In addition, there are regular cultural events such as the Tanjazz Festival in June each year, the Tanja Latina Festival of Latin American music or Mediterranée Music Festival in July.

Chefchaouen

 
 

Chefchaouen

 
Chefchaouen (auch: Chaouen oder Xauen) liegt in wunderschön malerischer Lage in einem Tal, eingerahmt von hohen Bergen des Rif-Gebirge, etwa zweieinhalb Autostunden von Tanger entfernt.
 
Die Stadt wurde 1492 gegründet, als eine größere Zahl Muslime und Juden von den katholischen Königen aus Andalusien vertrieben wurde und die neue Stadt errichteten. Aus diesem Grund erinnert die mittelalterlische Altstadt, die bis heute nahezu unverändert blieb mit ihren kleinen Gassen und Plätzen an andalusische Bergdörfer. Nahezu alle Häuser sind im Erdgeschoss blau getüncht, was gegen Böses schützen soll. Die „heilige Stadt“ war allen Ausländern versperrt, erst 1932 betrat der erste Christ die Stadt.
 
Heute ist Chefchaouen ein Zentrum des alternativen Tourismus. Während in den vergangenen Jahren die Stadt vorallem kiffende Hippies aus Spanien und Frankreich anzog, bemüht sich die Region Chefchaouen heute, ländlichen und kulturellen Tourismus zu etablieren.
 
Die Altstadt von Chefchaouen hat einen ganz besonderen Flair, dem man sich kaum entziehen kann. Eine Vielzahl von Restaurants, Cafés und Souvenirläden mit günstigen Preisen laden zum Spazieren und Verweilen ein. Die gewebten Stoffe aus Chefchaouen sind einzigartig und auch landesweit kaum zu günstigeren Preisen zu erwerben. Diese werden von örtlichen Kooperativen mit manuellen Webstühlen angefertigt. Hinter jeder Ecke entdeckt man neue, faszinierende Fotomotive.
 
Freizeitaktivitäten in Chefchaouen
 
Das Rif-Gebirge um Chefchaouen glänzt mit dramatischen Landschaften und abgelegenen Bergdörfern der Jibli-Bauern. Hier gibt es viele Möglichkeiten zum Wandern, Mountainbiken, Tiere beobachten etc. In den Dörfern kann man in Landhäusern übernachten und bei traditionellen Tätigkeiten mitwirken, wie Korkschnitzen, Kochen, Töpfern, Weben, Henna-Malen, Brotbacken, Käse herstellen etc.
 
Die Strände der Mittelmeerküste sind innerhalb von einer Stunde erreicht; die Städte Tanger und Tetouane kann man als Tagesausflug besuchen, bis zur Königsstadt Fès sind es 4 Stunden Fahrzeit.
 
Mehrtägige Ausflüge beinhalten Meknès, Rabat und Marrakesch, sowie einen Trip in die Sahara im Süden des Landes.
 

Activities in Morocco

 

Internship & Volunteering

In Tangier and Chefchaouen, we offer a wide range of voluntary work and internships in the areas of Welfare, education, human rights, medicine, nursing, psychology, environmental protection, working with women's groups, economic development, design and much more. You can find all internships and volunteer services in the main menu above in "Internships and Volunteering" and through the Activity Finder.
 

World Learner

Especially popular is the language training in French and Arabic, or the popular Moroccan Darija dialect. Look for the World Learner options in the main menu above ("World Learner") and through the Activity Finder.

Active Travel

We offer attractive Community Tourism - hiking and Cultural Holidays in the Rif mountains.

Academix

We organize Group study tours and Special Interest Programs in Morocco.

Discovering the Country

Almost all of our participants travel around the classic tourist attractions such as Marrakesh, Fes and in the Sahara Desert during their stay in Morocco. We offer some very attractive options in Rural Tourism in the Rif mountains. You will find these options in the main menu above under "Active Travel".

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