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“I want us to pay better attention to the world.”

February 26, 2016

Kiannah Sepeda-Miller, a student on our journalism study abroad program in Morocco.

Caravan of camels with students

A caravan of camels carries our students across the Merzouga dunes in the Moroccan Sahara.
Here’s Kiannah, writing in her student newspaper, The Knox Student:”It’s an embarrassing privilege that we (Americans) get by thinking so little of a world that cannot afford to ignore us. My program [the SIT Study Abroad/Round Earth Media journalism program in Morocco] spent a night at a college dormitory in Ouarzazate with a large group of Moroccan women who knew the lyrics to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” far better than we did — and most of them didn’t speak English.

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Ishan Thakore reported with Round Earth and SIT from Morocco: Now what’s he up to?

January 12, 2016

Ishan Thakore, 23, is the kid in school that everyone knows will go on to do great things. He is a student of public policy who also focuses on global health and journalism. His name hints at a South Asian heritage, he likes to play tennis, read, watch movies, and run. He has a tendency to try new things and fall in love with them like the time he took a writing course sophomore year of college and then signed up for Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media,

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Saving Morocco’s endangered Barbary macaques

January 19, 2015


Click HERE to read Olivia Poblacion report on endangered Barbary macaques and see more photos from Dev Dharm Khalsa.

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Big news! We're launching in the Balkans! And more…

December 14, 2014


Our new journalism option program launches in January in the BALKANS!

Click on the image above for more information about this groundbreaking program.
From a region that made front page news a generation ago.
Now we’re sending the next generation of global correspondents to cover it.

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Powerful Journalism From Morocco

November 18, 2014

Our latest

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Reporting Morocco students on PRI's Living on Earth

October 31, 2014

Fascinating, Toxic Moroccan Tanneries

This story originally appeared on PRI’s Living on Earth, listen HERE.

by Amulya Shankar












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Step into the world of love and witchcraft with our NextGen!

September 25, 2014

This story was originally published in The Riveter Magazine on September 19. Click HERE to read in on The Riveter.

NextGen Ailsa Sachdev spoke lifted the curtain on fortune tellers in Morocco and their important role in many women’s lives.


(Illustration by Laura Hlavsa)

The first time Salma consulted a shawafa, or witch, she went with friends on a lark, solely for entertainment. When the shawafa predicted that she would never get married,

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Love and Witchcraft in Morocco

Love and Witchcraft in Morocco


on September 19, 2014 at 3:40 pm

This story originally appeared in The Riveter magazine. Click HERE to read it there.


article and photos by Ailsa Sachdev

top illustration by Lora Hlavsa

The first time Salma consulted a shawafa,

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Round Earth Media Weekly – Week of Sept. 1

September 4, 2014

We’re on the ground in Morocco
Nineteen student reporters and photographers
from US colleges and universities just arrived
for our journalism program in Morocco.

Check out ReportingMorocco.org for more about
this program, news from Morocco and the
student’s reporting and photography,
produced in partnership with Moroccan
journalism students. Click on the image below for a
link to their on-line magazine.

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Next Gens Hannah Rehak and William Matsuda on underage marriages in Morocco

July 21, 2014

This article appeared in the GlobalPost. Read it HERE.
Hannah Rehak July 21, 2014 06:22

The Moroccan legal code forbids girls under age 18 to marry, but exceptions are granted most of the time.

RABAT, Morocco — Salima Dakani has a bruised right hand, two children, and nowhere to sleep tonight.

She is only 19, but she bears the weight of a woman who says she has spent years tortured by a man addicted to drugs and violence,

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