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YES Inbound Meets Outbound

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(From left to right: Sadie Van Vranken, Katherine Keane, Amina Soulimani, Dana Nothnagel, Sadie, Katherine, Amina, Dana, Sadie, Katherine. Photo by Sophia Winkler.)

By Sophia Winkler, YES Abroad 2014-2015, Morocco

During our first week in Morocco, several of us YES Abroad students went with our new friend Amina to the Bibliotheque Nationale du Royaume du Maroc, Morocco's National Library. Amina is a YES Program alumna who spent last year in Michigan, so she understands the experience of being an exchange student and has welcomed us since day one. At the library, we got traditional Moroccan mint tea and explored the courtyard. 

In front of the library, we decided that with four YES Abroad students and one alum, we would try to spell out YES Abroad in one long panorama photo. After many attempts, which included missing limbs and two-headed exchange students, we finally spelled out the name of the program that has brought us to where we are today.