Trip to the Sahara

TRIP TO THE SAHARA

Friday, Oct. 5th 2018

 

ALIF is sponsoring a trip to the beautiful dunes of Southern Morocco! 

We will depart from ALIF at 12:30 pm on Friday and arrive in Erfoud  around 8 pm to spend the night in Hotel Xaluca with a buffet dinner, music and swimming.

After a relaxing morning swim and breakfast, we will head for the dunes, arriving at Kasbat Said Hotel one hour later where a buffet lunch will be served.

In late afternoon, we will ride camels on an overnight trek to the oasis to watch the sunset on Saturday night. We’ll leave Merzouga early Sunday morning after breakfast and should be back in Fez by 7:30 p.m

The cost for this excursion, including all transportation, meals and hotel expenses is 1400 dh including camels. 

We will have a very short MANDATORY orientation meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 3rd, at 12:45 in room 1 to discuss the itineraries and what to bring.

Plan to pay at this time!

PLEASE SIGN UP on the board in the garden by

Wednesday, Oct. 3rd at noon

Volubilis and Meknes Trip

ALIF and ALC students!

Volubilis and Meknes Trip

Saturday, Sep 22nd there will be an excursion to the nearby ancient city of Volubilis and Meknes.

 Those interested should meet in the

ALIF Garden  at  9:00 am sharp!

We will proceed to Volubilis, one of the Roman Empire’s western and southern-most outposts, for a guided tour of the ruins.

We will stop in Meknes to see its Medina and the Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, the granaries , and the Christian Prison.  You might also like to visit the Palais Jamai rug and cultural museum across from Bab Mansour and the Medrasa Bouanania in the Meknes Medina.

We will go by van and should return by the early evening.

Costs for the trip will be 300 Dh including entry tickets to all the sights. You will have to buy your own lunch.

All interested students must sign up and pay Liz or Abdellatif by Friday at noon

This excursion is open to ALIF and ALC students

 

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert!

The Yale Whiffenpoofs in Concert!
Wednesday, June 27 at 7:30 PM
ALIF Villa Garden, ALC Fes, 28 Rue Mohammed Diouri, Fes Ville Nouvelle

Every year, 14 senior Yale University men are selected to be in the Whiffenpoofs, the world’s oldest and best-known collegiate a cappella group. Founded in 1909, the “Whiffs” began as a senior quartet that met for weekly concerts at Mory’s Temple Bar, the famous Yale tavern. Today, the group has become one of Yale’s most celebrated traditions, with a diverse and evolving repertoire ranging from traditional Yale standards to popular songs from every decade.

Cole Porter was one of the original members of the group, and the “Whiffs” continue to sing some of his songs, such as “Too Darn Hot” and “Night and Day.”

Each year, 14 Yale seniors take the year off from their studies to travel the world, performing this year in 21 countries on six continents. We are thrilled and honored that they are coming to give a concert at ALC-Fes!

This concert, organized by the ALC-ALIF Music Club, is free and open to the general public.

The performance will be in the garden of the ALIF Villa Student Residence, across the street from the American Language Center:
https://goo.gl/maps/ADT6ygT4fKr

Here’s their YouTube channel and website:
https://www.youtube.com/user/whiffenpoofs
http://www.whiffenpoofs.com/

ART Exhibition “The Dancing Brush”

ART Exhibition “The Dancing Brush”
Recent works by Sal Sidner
Opening: Sunday, June 24, 6:30 PM
ALIF Riad, 6 Derb Drissi, Batha
Continues daily 4-6 PM through June 30

Sal Sidner is an artist who paints what she sees en plein air when she travels. In the studio her mixed media paintings and installations reflect her love for music, textiles and collage, and address human culture, feminist issues and ecological concerns. Born in England, she attended Loughborough and West of England Colleges of art, before moving to India, and eventually the USA. Her Master’s studies were at New York University, Ca’ Foscari in Venice Italy, and Academia de Bellas Artes, Florence. She holds Educational Specialist and Master’s degrees from the University of Florida, and currently teaches art. She has been awarded artist’s residencies in Europe, India and the USA, and exhibits at international fairs.