Students with David Amster
The View from Fez had the good fortune to catch up with a group of students from DartmouthCollege in the USA, studying at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez. There are 11 students in the programme which, by all accounts seems to be an intense cultural immersion.
The students are staying with Moroccan families and learning Darija (the local dialect), rather than standard Arabic. Today a group of them took a crash course in "conservation renovation" with restoration expert David Amster, who reported that their language skills were remarkable.
You can keep up with their adventures on their blog "Life in Fez"