Alvin Young ’14

Class of 2014, Major in History and International Studies

“My time in the Moroccan Sahara was the most peaceful experience to date.  Being in the desert allowed me to reflect on the journey that I was taking in Morocco.  Not knowing what was next, it was foolish to make predictions.  I had no concept of time; all I was sure about was that my presence was there in the desert and that was all that I needed to treasure.”


Alvin Young spent a term at the IES (Institute for the International Education of Students) Center in Rabat and Mohammed V University, studying Arabic and French languages and history, politics, and economy of Morocco and North Africa.