Country of the month: Morocco
The Moroccan Diamond
The Rose Festival is celebrated in mid-May. In the dry sections of the High Atlas Mountains, approaching the Sahara, there’s an unexpected place called the Rose Valley where, during spring, the entire area is awash with pink Persian roses. In Morocco , the use of roses in fragrances and food is very important, but it takes 3.000 kilos of petals to produce only one liter of rose water! So when the roses appear in large numbers, Moroccans from the valley celebrate! They dance in the streets and a young woman is elected Queen of roses. She has the chance to sit on a throne made of roses!
How to apply
To successfully complete the exchange process please follow these steps:
- Getting started
- Preparing your application
- Planning for departure
- Being abroad
- Returning home
- The International Office is very happy to announce the winners of the 2015 Photo and Video Contest.
1st prize: Alicia Silvestri
2nd prize: Cameron Revington
Voter’s choice: Joshua Russell
Thank you to all of the students who submitted pictures of their student exchange to this year’s contest. For more information, visit the Annual Photo and Video Contest webpage.
- Are you interested in participating in a national or international exchange? Come see us at one of the mandatory information sessions. For more information on the information sessions offered, consult the list.
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