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Morocco and Andalusia - March 2020

Nico ParmleyTreasures of Morocco & Andalusia
March 16-29, 2020

with Associate Professor of Hispanic studies Nico Parmley

Experience the sensations of Africa and Spain on this 11-day journey from Casablanca to Seville

Optional prelude in Marrakesh, March 13-17

Space is limited

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We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for you to explore the Treasures of Morocco and Andalusia with Nico Parmley, Associate Professor of Hispanic Studies at Whitman College. Professor Parmley arrived at Whitman in 2016. He earned a Ph.D. in Hispanic Literatures and Cultures from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. At Whitman he teaches: Hispanic Poetry; Medieval and Early Modern Iberian literatures and Cultures; Mediterranean Studies; Andalusi Arabic and Hebrew poetry and rhymed prose; and Medieval Islamic philosophy. He has traveled extensively in these regions and is an enthusiastic educator.

From Casablanca to Seville, you will experience the sights, sounds and aromas of Africa and Spain.

Alumni Trip 2020 Map
During the eleven-day adventure, we will visit the Hassan II Mosque and the Archaeological Museum and Hassan Tower in Rabat; the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Meknes to see Bab Mansour gate and explore the Al Karaouine Mosque; our visit to Tangier includes a tour of St. Andrew's Church and the Kasbah Museum. On day eight, we bid farewell to Morocco and ferry across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. Highlights in Spain include the Islamic masterpiece, the Alhambra; the Jewish Quarter in Córdoba's UNESCO-registered historic center; and in Seville, where we will spend our final two days, we will visit the Real Alcázar, a royal palace originally developed by Moorish kings.

Accommodations during most nights will be at four-star hotels; transportation will be by motor coach and ferry. 

Please join us as we discover Morocco and Andalusia with one of Whitman's talented faculty members. Space is limited, so I urge you to sign up now to reserve your place for an insider's view of these two countries. For more information, please download the brochure.


Photo From a Recent Alumni Trip

2018 Iceland Trip -Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon

Alumni and spouses with professor of Geology Pat Spencer at the Jokulsarlon glacial lagoon on a recent Alumni Association trip to Iceland.

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