Asjia Garner – Morocco – Spring 2018

 Asjia Garner“Studying and volunteering abroad in Morocco was hands down the best decision I have ever made. Living in a Muslim majority society for the first time allowed me to understand their culture and life through their eyes, instead of learning about it through western media/news. Our media has inaccurately portrayed Muslim culture through agenda setting and xenophobia. This trip was truly the biggest blessing in my life because the Moroccan society is one of the most beautiful, welcoming, and open-minded cultures I have ever experienced. As a journalist, you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to write and document accurate accounts of people, cultures, and religion. The amazing Moroccan friends I met are here to stay. I couldn’t be more grateful for their friendship and for teaching me the true meaning of life.”