Got plans for this summer? July 9 – 29, 2016

Marrakesh Organics Summer Internship 2016 (Registration now open)

Join in this amazing 21 Day-Summer internship and cultural immersion program July 9th – July 29th, 2016

Become the Change

The Marrakesh Organics Summer internship is a once a year holistic program designed to tackle some of the major issues of our times, Environmental health, Human health and intercultural understanding. Throughout our travels, daily sessions and hands on activities, we will design, live by and apply powerful solutions that challenge the usual narrative.

Environmental Education

Together we will determine the roots of the current environmental and human crises, learn of ways of becoming more responsible and sensitive individuals, acquire the necessary knowledge to grow healthy foods, build with natural materials and design intelligent and productive environments. Themes we shall discuss include Permaculture design, Eco-social Design, Regenerative agriculture & climate adaptation (Soil science, Agro-Forestry, Soil amendments & organic fertilizers, Carbon sequestration, Water harvesting among others), Farm operations & management, Natural building, animal systems and more.

Travel & Cultural immersion

The program also offers participants an international adventure in a friendly, and culturally rich country. Our goal is to facilitate an authentic, life changing, cultural and inner development experience, which will include Desert and mountain excursions, Night strolls in the ancient souks of Marrakesh among other activities!

Personal wellbeing

We work hard to create a vibrant and relaxing environment that brings out the best in people.That’s why we grow the healthiest, nutrient dense foods, and include morning yoga & meditation in our daily practice.

Community & Heart communication

One of the most amazing outcomes of working and living together in community is the spontaneous sprout of genuine human emotions, Trust, support and heart conversations.

About the program

We designed this program with the aim of providing participants with high quality content in a fertile environment to grow beyond their mental, physical, intellectual and cultural comfort zones. From hard working days to cultural immersion trips, students will be offered the opportunity to broaden their perspectives, develop hands on skills and new ways of seeing the world.

The Venue

You will be hosted in a gorgeous organic farm and Permaculture center in the foothills of the Atlas mountains, 25 Km south of Marrakesh and right on the way to historical and scenic destinations such as the “Siti Fatma Waterfall”, Lake “Lalla Takerkoust”, the “Oukaimeden Ski Resort” The ancient Berber village of “Tinmel” and the “Toubkal National Park”.

Marrakesh

We are just half an hour away from Marrakesh, a magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques. The bustling city famous for its souks and square, has recently been named the world’s top destination in TripAdvisor’s annual Travellers’ Choice Awards.

What will I get from this course?

The 21-day program provides participants with:

  • Hands on skills and theory from competent facilitators.

  • Workshops: Cooking classes, Soap making, Earthen Pizza oven, Bee keeping and other themes.

  • Night Activities: World cafe, Art of hosting, show projections, Discussions, games.

  • 2 Options:Environmental internship or Language intensive (Arabic/French) 

  • Daily Yoga and Meditation to start the day!

  • Healthy organic meals cooked by our world class cooking team.

  • Work on personal farm projects

  • Trips to surrounding areas including night strolls in Marrakesh, a 3 day trip to the desert and a 2 day ascent of North Africa’s highest peak, Toubkal.

  • An opportunity to know yourself, push your limits and comfort zone, change the world (Really!)

Course Fees: Sliding scale (All inclusive*)

  • Full Fee: 1280 €/ $ 1450 (Paying the full fee will help us provide scholarships to lower income students)
  • Student Fee: 850€/ $ 950(For International students and NGO’s)
  • Local Student Fee:  6000 Dhs

Includes:

  • Shared housing in dorms (Private rooms available)
  • All meals (Organic), Coffee & Tea breaks
  • Field Trips (3 days in the desert, 2-Day Toubkal climb)
  • Laundry Service
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Wifi

*Does not include

  • Health Insurance
  • Airfare
  • Personal travel
  • Personal Expenses

About the Facilitators: We are putting together an awesome group of passionate and knowledgeable teachers for the different themes and workshops. They will be officially confirmed soon!

Application Deadline: June 9th, 2016

Limited space: 10 Participants

Important guidlines

  • Open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication
  • Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary
  • Conduct yourself in a cooperative manner and show respect to others
  • Conservative attire is recommended
  • Sobriety at all times during the course
  • No music played out loud
  • No Drugs or Alcohol are permitted on premises

What should I bring?

Work clothes, which will get dirty with mud
Sun hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen
Sturdy working shoes
Flashlight / Head lamp-
Books- if you want to donate to our library
Towel
Own soap & shampoo
Notebook and good pens for taking notes.
Sandals and indoor footwear ( no outside shoes inside)
Tent and comfortable camping gear (if you prefer camping)
Water bottle
Favorite snacks
Chocolate (We can never stress it enough!)
Beginners Mind – Be open to learning from everyone present.

Visa information

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Morocco

TRAVEL INSURANCE

We recommend that all our international students have comprehensive travel insurance for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, baggage, money and liability before travelling.

Contact: marrakeshorganics@gmail.com           Cell: (+212) (0)6 71 90 78 02

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