Here you will find practical information for those who already signed up for the field trip to Morocco!

After you have applied, you will be contacted by us approx. 4 months before the trip starts. The students are given admission to the field study according to the date of application. There may be several rounds of admission, as some students may decline the offer of a place on the trip. If you are not accepted the year you apply, you will be offered to be on the list for next year.

You recieve an invoice from us where you pay the costs. When you have paid this invoice, you are officially a course participant. All information will thereafter be sent to you by email. Your contact person is Magne Husby, magne.husby@nord.no

The climate in Morocco can vary between 5-30 oC. We can expect less than 5-10 oC in the mountains, but most of the time you can wear shorts and a t-shirt. Rain and wind can affect the temperature, also in the desert, so bring clothes for all kinds of weather.

Accommodation is of variable standard, since in some of the areas options are scarce. Shower and hot water are available in the rooms, also in the basic hotels. The bed linens can be a little bit moist and thin. A 2-season sleeping bag is recommended. Additional wool blankets are available at the hotels. The rooms are shared of 2-3 persons of same gender, unless you have paid extra for a single room. Breakfast and dinner is included in the price. Lunch mostly in restaurants or the “norwegian bread and butter style” in the field

  • Time GMT + 0
  • Currency 11 MAD (Morocco Dirham) = 1 Euro (approximately). You need some cash for the food and liquids because credit cards are most often not possible to use in remote places
  • Electricity 220 V. Look at Internet to find the plug design
  • Driving: Main roads are very good, but others have variable standard Driving on the right side
  • Arabic letters, but also Roman letters along main roads, at the airport and some other places
  • Sunrise around 7 am. Sunset around 6 pm (differs from east to west)
  • People speak Berber and French, but many can also speak some English
  • Crime: Not much, but valuables must be removed from the cars, or hidden if we move far away

WHAT TO BRING

  • Telescope
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Bird book
  • Note book
  • Passport (no visa is needed). Remember that it has to be valid for 6 months after arrival. Check your date!
  • Clothes
  • Mosquito repellent (one location can be bad)
  • Sun screen lotion
  • Toiletries
  • Insurance for travel and health (you are not insured by Nord University)
  • Sealable dry bag for photo equipment (sand protection)