International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Meknes

Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


As a former Portuguese enclave, this beautiful beach town is home to a towering citadel and surrounded by ramparts. Walk along the ramparts that overlook the Atlantic shore and explore the artist's medina located within the fortress where white-washed buildings are splashed with colorful... Read More


Students will arrive in Morocco via Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub. Tour the Hassan II Mosque, the world's second-largest religious monument and home to the world's tallest minaret (210 meters). After, explore the city and marvel at its exquisite masterpieces of Art... Read More


Explore Fes el-Bali, otherwise known as Old Fes, one of the largest and best-preserved medieval cities in the world. Students will make room for donkeys as they walk among the bustling bazaars and sacred mosques and learn the techniques used by the city's many skilled artisans, including the... Read More


Students will take a break from city life to trek through Morocco's forested Atlas Mountains region. Start by sharing a traditional Moroccan breakfast with an Amazigh family in their home. Hike through the lush hillsides and ascend to the top of the mountain. At the summit students' efforts will... Read More


From Casablanca, semester students will make their way to Marrakech, Morocco's legendary "pink city". Soak up the sights, sounds and smells of the Jemaa el-Fna plaza, home to storytellers, snake charmers, acrobats, monkey handlers, food stalls and more. Meander off the main square to... Read More


Ride camels to your campsite amidst the sweeping desert landscape of the Sahara. Spend a festive evening under the stars dancing to Moroccan music and feasting on a meal of couscous and roasted meats and vegetables. Rise before dawn to witness the most incredible sunrise as the sun transforms... Read More

Ouzoud Falls

150 km from Marrakech, semester students will travel through the Atlas Mountains on their way to Meknes and visit the secluded Ouzoud Waterfalls (Ouzoud meaning "the act of grinding grain" in Berber.) Students will have the opportunity to relax in the open mountain air and swim at the base of... Read More


While in the capitol city explore the beautiful white and blue buildings of the seaside neighborhood surrounding the city's Kasbah (fortress). Climb to the top for refreshing views of the Oued Bou Regreg Estuary and the endless Atlantic Ocean. Finally, stroll through the plaza of the Mausoleum... Read More


The port city of Tangier has captured the imagination of travelers, writers and artists for centuries. Located at the strategic Strait of Gibraltar, this international city exhibits cultural influences from both Europe and Africa. From Tangier's shores one can easily view Spain's southern coast,... Read More


Discover Volubilis, one of the largest and best preserved Roman ruins in the world. Explore such features as the Capitoline Temple, Volubilis Basilica, Decumanus Maximus, Arch of Caracalla and Tingis Gate and marvel at the city's beautiful, still-intact mosaics. These ruins were named a UNESCO... Read More