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Morocco and Andalusia - March 2022

Portrait of Lauren OsborneTreasures of Morocco & Andalusia  New dates for 2022!
with Associate Professor of Religion Lauren Osborne 

March 14-27, 2022; optional prelude in Marrakesh beginning March 11

The trip is now full. Contact Lauren Riker (rikerle@whitman.edu) to be put on a waitlist.

We are pleased to offer a unique opportunity for you to explore the Treasures of Morocco and Andalusia with Lauren Osborne, Associate Professor of Religion at Whitman College. Lauren has been at Whitman since 2014, and teaches classes on Islam, the Qur'an, religion and the senses, and translation. In her research, she focuses on the recitation of the Qur'an, thinking about meaning and experience across the words and sounds of the recited text. We are thrilled to have her leading us on this journey to Morocco and Spain, two distinct regions brimming with cultures, peoples, and historical traditions. 

From cosmopolitan Casablanca to ancient Seville, experience the sights, sounds, and aromas of North Africa and Spain with us on a twelve-day adventure. Postponed from 2020 due to world events, this exhilarating exploration of the Treasures of Morocco and Andalusia has been rescheduled for March 2022, with exciting updates and surprises.

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 BabMansour 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. An optional prelude in vibrant Marrakesh, home to glorious gardens and palaces, is offered.

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

Photo From a Recent Alumni Trip

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Any income generated from participation in the Whitman College Alumni Association travel program is used to pay for the travel expenses of faculty and staff and the promotional costs associated with the travel program.

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