Trips, excursions and immersion activities
At Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute, we believe that extra-curricular activities are an important part of the students’ experience. Beyond the classroom, we organize tours, trips and excursions and create immersion cultural activities and events that give our students the opportunity to practice the language, interact with the locals and immerse in the Moroccan culture. Participating in these activities is free of charge, except for trips and excursions. Below is a brief description of some of these activities.
Trips, excursions and tours: Morocco is a country where you can find high mountains, beautiful beaches and fascinating imperial and medieval cities. Students will have the opportunity to travel to the Atlas Mountains, tour on Fez Medina, travel to various cities such as Meknes, Marrakesh; Rabat and Casablanca as well as the Roman city of Volubilis and the fascinating Moroccan Sahara in addition to Chefchaouen. It is important to mention that we organize one day trips to the Atlas Mountains and another to Meknes, Moulay Idriss and Volubilis; other long trips are on demand and depend on the number of interested students.
Calligraphy workshops: Calligraphy remains the most widespread art form in the Arab world and a fascinating means of expression through image and words. We invite an expert in calligraphy to conduct series of workshops which give an overview on the origin and development of this art and get students to practice writing letters in one of the calligraphy styles with the purpose of writing their names.
N.B. You can contact us for the possibility of a full course or a series of workshops in calligraphy.
Cultural sessions: we offer few cultural sessions which introduce some aspects of the Moroccan culture such as cuisine, customs, celebrations, media, clothing, music … etc.
Guest Lectures: We invite professors and civil society activists to give lectures on various topics such as Moroccan history and culture, Islamic civilization and other contemporary issues in Morocco and the Arab world.
Moroccan craftsmanship: We organize a visit to various Moroccan craftsmanship workshops and learning centers such as tiles, plaster and wood work. This is a mesmerizing opportunity for students to learn how does Moroccan craftsmen design and make the intricate motifs.
N.B. You can contact us for the possibility of a full course or a series of workshops in these crafts.
Cooking lessons: Students will not only taste delicious Moroccan food at the institute if they choose our catering service, but they will also be taught how to make famous Moroccan dishes with the cook’s help. We often have students from various countries cook for us and introduce their countries’ famous dishes, which is an exciting intercultural exchange.
Movies and documentaries: We show movies and documentaries in Arabic and English about the Arab and Muslim world followed by a discussion.
Henna: With our help, female students can hire a hannaya (a woman who does intricate henna designs) to design their hands and ankles with beautiful and intricate designs.