International Studies Student Gillian Shaw & Her Study Abroad Experience in Morocco

Published: October 7th, 2015

Category: News

“A University of Florida student said she followed her grandpa’s footsteps as she studied abroad in Fez, Morocco, over the summer.

Gillian Shaw, a UF international studies senior, said her summer trip to North Africa – and then later to Europe – was coincidentally in similar locations as her grandfather’s stations when he was a part of the U.S. Army in the 1950s.

“We’re like twins,” Shaw said.

Shaw was one of 12 students from UF and the University of North Carolina to study the Arabic language in Fez, Morocco, for nine weeks with the Arabic Language Institute in Fez – a UF-sponsored program that gives students the opportunity to experience the language firsthand.”

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