2020 — Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project Links


More information and updates on the project coming soon!

Starting Fall 2020 links will be posted here to the stories and galleries produced by students collaborating on the project.

The project overview from our Initiatives By Year page;

Beginning in Fall 2020: This live, virtual exchange project between Moroccan and United States university students is focused on women’s equality and women’s leadership across cultures through collaborative digital storytelling. It will be facilitated by Dr. Nathalia Jaramillo, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Coordinator of Latin American/Latino Studies at Kennesaw State University, Georgia, USA, and Dr. Samira Rguibi, Professor and Chair of English, and Ben M’Sik , Faculty of Letters, from Hassan II University of Casablanca, Morocco. Support for this innovative collaboration is provided by the Stevens Initiative and the Aspen Institute.

Muslimwoman in hajib smiles and extends hand to someone offering to shake hands (we see only their back and extended hand).The Moroccan Virtual Exchange will be focused on creativity, featuring photographic and written work by students from Kennesaw State University and Hassan II University. Work from all the students will be showcased at both universities. Participating students will develop intercultural competence, improve teamwork and problem-solving skills, strengthen digital communication skills, and be eligible to receive a UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) Certificate.

Bokeh Focus, as the official publishing partner for the Morocco project, will publish the written stories, photo essays and video stories of the students on our Instagram @Bokeh_Focus and this website. Our sister publications, Youth Today and the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange (JJIE) will also share social media posts on their Facebook and Twitter about each student’s work.

Watch our front page and follow @Bokeh_Focus to see the first Moroccan Virtual Exchange Project stories and galleries coming this coming Fall!