Located in the heart of Morocco, Meknes is one of its four Imperial cities, serving as the capital in the 17th and 18th centuries. It has the advantages of a medium-size city whose old city has retained disappearing traditions, including a lively square with an on-going tradition of story tellers. It is less than an hour from Fez, Morocco’s second largest city and spiritual capital (the Qarawiyyin University is the world’s oldest institution of higher learning in continuous operation). To the West are the Middle Atlas mountains and picturesque villages and it is only two-hours by train to Rabbat and the coast. Classes will be held in a traditional riad, originally the home of an Andalusian family. It is owned by AALIM, which also hosts the Arabic Flagship Capstone program. They will be our hosts.