International Schools in Morocco

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Lifestyle

Lifestyle
Expats moving to Morocco will be greeted by a colourful land characterised by scenic beauty, bustling market places and delicious food. Most expats move to the capital, Rabat, Casablanca or the red city of Marrakesh. While the expat population in Morocco is still relatively small, it’s growing steadily. While expats may have their reservations about relocating to an Islamic country, you’ll find that Morocco is far more liberal than most expat destinations in the Middle East. Morocco lies at the crossroads of Europe, Africa and the Middle East and elements of these different cultures are visible in everyday life. Moroccans tend to be open minded and are interested in learning about new people and other ways of living. Furthermore, privacy in the home is something which is treasured, so there is very little concern about what expats do behind closed doors. While Arabic is the official language in Morocco, expats will find that French is more commonly used in business, and brushing up on their language skills will certainly help them make headway in communicating with the locals and reading road signage. Constantly being followed by hustlers offering directions or trying to sell various goods can be a problem in Morocco, especially for Western expats and women. However, this is more of an annoyance rather than any real danger and expats generally find Morocco to be a safe place. The cost of living in Morocco is relatively low, especially in comparison to Western Europe and North America. Property prices are incredibly reasonable, which is why most expats choose to buy a home rather than rent. According to xpatulator.com Casablanca is the most economical significant of all Moroccan cities. As domestic help in Morocco is readily available and affordable, expats will find that they have more time for leisure activities. Expats are spoilt for choice when it comes to outdoor pursuits – hiking and biking in the Atlas Mountains and swimming in the Mediterranean are just a few of the exciting activities Morocco has to offer. Food is also central to Moroccan culture and the country is said to be a food lover’s dream. Ultimately, expats moving to Morocco should do so with a sense of adventure. For those that can overcome the language barriers and elements of culture shock, expat life in Morocco is a rewarding and enriching experience.Read more…
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Climate

Climate
The distinct areas of Morocco make for differing climates across the country, so that it is a good destination all year round. The climate of the northern Moroccan coast and central areas is Mediterranean, with hot dry summers and mild wet winters. Further inland temperatures are more extreme, and the weather is cold in winter and very hot in summer. Daily sunshine ranges from 13 hours in the desert to nine & 10 on the Atlantic. In the winter, you’ll see upto 6 hours in the North, increasing to 7 or 8 as you move south.Rain falls between April and May, and during October and November. The Atlantic coast (Casablanca) sees most rain, with the heaviest falls in winter. Moving further south the climate is drier. The coast is very mild in winter, and avoids the snow that can be seen throughout the year on the peaks of the Atlas mountains.

Safety and Security

Safety and Security

The political and security status of countries around the world are constantly changing, to keep up with the current situation in any country please monitor the relevant Government websites and international news. The links below also provide useful indicators for prospective travelers:

The UK Foreign Office        US State Department         BBC World News           Al Jazeera        

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