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Former AUA Intern Virginia Cady Featured on Pink Pangea

pinkpangea-logoFormer AUA Communications Intern Virginia Cady, now studying abroad in Morocco, is a Foreign Correspondent for Pink Pangea!

Check out her first post published today!

How I Don’t Let Harassment Ruin My Morocco Adventures

“Before I left for Morocco, one of the common pieces of advice I got was, “be careful.” Clearly, going to Morocco is not like going to London or Copenhagen especially in terms of living there as a young American woman. And let’s face it, in a country where the average hair color is brown or black and the average height is about 5’ 6’’, it’s not possible for me to stick out more than I already do as a 5’ 9’’ young woman with long blonde hair.

Now most people who have never been to Morocco usually associate the country with one of two things, the film Casablanca and the red hat known as a fez. They may also know that it’s a Muslim country in North Africa, near Egypt and Libya. Therefore, I wasn’t surprised that I received so many warnings to “be careful” from friends and family alike. However in Morocco, like in any country, there are moments when you feel comfortable and moments when you don’t feel comfortable…”

Continue reading on Pink Pangea.

Also, don’t forget that AUA will be hosting a Google+ Hangout tomorrow with Pink Pangea Editor Rachel Sales! Join in for an exciting discussion about travel writing and sharing your experiences. There are a limited number of spaces available, so RSVP to to reserve your spot today!


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This entry was posted on March 5, 2014 by in Volunteer Related.
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