The CIEE Seville Business and Society Program visited Morocco last weekend. We started our trip on Thursday morning taking a bus ride from Sevilla to the Port of Algeciras, the maritime bridge between Europe and the North of Africa and the gateway between the Mediterranean Sean and the Atlantic Ocean.
We boarded the Ferry and 45 minutes later we arrived to Ceuta, an autonomous city of Spain located on the north coast of Africa, so we were still in Spain, in Europe, but in Africa!.
Once we crossed the border from Ceuta, (Spain), to Morocco, we visited Tetouan, Tangier and Chefchaouen. We had a very intensive trip and visited:
- Tetouan: The School of Arts and Crafts and the Medina (the traditional market in the old town)
- Tangier: Company visit to Atlas Botling Company, the botling Coca-Cola plant in the North of Africa and the Business School at Abdelmalek Essadi University where we met a lot of Moroccan students while watching a presentation about business in Morocco, sharing a cup of tea and some traditional music. And also... WE RODE CAMELS!!!
- Chefchaouen: The beautiful blue city and one of the oldest Medinas in Africa.
We arrived to Seville on Saturday night knowing that this trip has expanded our vision about business and different people in a globally interdependent and culturally diverse world.