Call for Entries: IOU Respect international exchange in Morocco

Entry deadline extended to May 14, 2010

Spend two weeks in Morocco this July with other young people ages 18-22 from Germany, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, France, and the U.S., during Hostelling International's sixth IOU Respect international exchange program.

You'll live in and explore Morocco together while taking part in workshops meant to foster an understanding of your own culture as well as the cultures of the other participating countries. You'll learn to appreciate and respect different perspectives, develop skills for communicating with those different from yourself, and be motivated to work toward building respect, tolerance, and peace in your community, nation, and the world.

Hostelling International will cover on-the-ground costs in Morocco, including accommodations, meals, and local transportation. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation to Casablanca. Some scholarships of up to $500 are available through local HI associations.

IOU Respect was initiated in response to 9/11. Part of HI's mission is to build peace through bringing people together, so this program aims to close the cultural gap between youth from Western and predominantly Muslim countries.

Participants must be ages 18-22, fluent in English, and not have already participated in an HI international exchange.

Program dates are July 16-30, 2010.

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