Nothing much has changed since my last post, though Middlebury keeps rushing right along. I just finished “reading” a novel (I am not sure if I should use the word read because, yes, my eyes did pass over every word, though I didn’t understand all of it) and am preparing for a presentation tomorrow in class on censorship in Moroccan media.
I have never loved the weekend as much as I do here. Every Friday night we watch an Arabic film, and though we are still given lots and lots of homework, it is nice to be able to take my time completing it. This Saturday was particularly fun. As a school we took a day trip on Saturday to Santa Cruz, about an hour away from Mills Campus here in Oakland. I spent most of the day with a few classmates wandering around the boardwalk area by the beach and studying in a cafe in town.
This Tuesday I am leaving campus and missing class for four whole days to attend meetings in Washington DC for the Fulbright Orientation. It will be tough to miss so much class: they insist that a day at Middlebury is equivalent to a week of regular classes, and it does feel that way most days. I am excited, though, to get more information about the coming year, and to meet the other people going to Morocco. I will also have the opportunity to speak with returning Fulbright grantees from Morocco and from my field about their experiences. Hopefully I will be able to post pictures!