The Bob Blanton Study Tours Program, now in its 43rd year, has taken hundreds of Gaston College students and community participants and more than 80 faculty, staff, administrators and Board members to over 84 different countries or principalities on 6 continents. Its most frequent destination has been the British Isles, with visits to England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The most primitive conditions were on trips to rural China, Romania, Morocco’s back country, and the Upper Amazon River in Peru. Other tours took groups to France, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Greece Estonia, Finland, Egypt, and Argentina.

Short-term study tours offer a great opportunity to gain exposure to another culture. For students who prefer to travel with a group, this programs provides an excellent option to explore different countries. 

MAY 2022 – DESTINATION: MOROCCO 

The Kingdom of Morocco continues to be one of the most popular Gaston College Study Tour destinations. In May 2022, we will once again embark on a Moroccan adventure for a select group of 18 participants. During this trip, new locations have been added to the Morocco itinerary, making this our most comprehensive tour ever. 

This 10-day tour will include a visit to the northern Mediterranean Coast. We are excited about this new itinerary, and hope that even if you have already visited Morocco you will join us from May 15-24 for this five-star tour.

2022 Itinerary Overview:

Day 1 – Sunday, May 15
Flight to Casablanca

Day 2 – Monday, May 16
Arrive Casablanca, Hassan II Mosque, Old Medina area and Souk

Day 3 – Tuesday, May 17
Casablanca to Tangier 

Day 4 – Wednesday, May 18
Tangier to Fes via Chefchaouen 

Day 5 – Thursday, May 19
Fes City Tour

Day 6 – Friday, May 20
Fes to Erfoud & Merzouga, Ziz Gorge, Midelt, Sahara Desert

Day 7 – Saturday, May 21
Merzouga – Todra – Boumalen-Dades 

Day 8 – Sunday, May 22
Boumalen-Dades to Marrakech, Quarzazate, Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, High Atlas Mountains

Day 9 – Monday, May 23
Marrakech to Casablanca, Koutoubia Mosque, Djemma al Fnaa, Majorelle Gardens

Day 10 – Tuesday, May 24
Depart Casablanca to Charlotte

More information about the Kingdom of Morocco Study Tour trip


How to Apply:

Students must reserve their spot by submitting the attached form.  Please note that the deadline to submit your form and deposit is Feb. 5, 2022. 

If you have any questions you can contact Bob Blanton at blanton.bob@gaston.edu.

NOTE:
Due to COVID-19, the airlines and overseas countries require all participants on our international study tours to present proof of full-vaccination for COVID-19 before boarding the plane.

 

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