Last Thoughts on Middlebury

Since returning from Middlebury I’ve spent the last week relaxing at home with family and friends. This week’s plan is to start making packing lists, reading the research materials I’ve gathered and reviewing the colloquial Moroccan Arabic materials that I didn’t study over the summer.

But first, here are a few photos from my summer, taken by my classmate Emily.

One Saturday, the professors spent nearly all day cooking up food from all over the Arabic-speaking world for us.

Arabic School Dinner

The best part of the evening

Professor Nahla and Professor Habib (from L to R) were my instructors, with Professor Ghazi.

At the end of the session, we had one last dinner together and were free to speak in English.

4th year class at the end-of-session dinner.

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About Laura McAdams

Laura McAdams is a Master’s student at University of Pennsylvania studying International Educational Development. Her experience in the MENA region includes 15 months as a Fulbright student researcher to Fez and Ifrane, Morocco in 2010 and 2011. Her project was interested in understanding the disconnect between the policies of technology usage in education and the reality of how these policies unfold in the classroom. Summer 2012 she returned to the Middle Atlas mountains of Morocco to work with a women’s weaving cooperative. She is excited to learn more about other countries in the MENA region and issues involving education policy and reform, technology usage in curriculums and gender equality in education. One of Laura’s lifelong goals is to one day be able to sit down and leisurely read a newspaper in Arabic.
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One Response to Last Thoughts on Middlebury

  1. Amy says:

    Those professors sure seem excited to have their picture taken….
    That food looks -diggidy. Was it good?

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