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Alison Elder

Alison Elder Peace Corps Volunteer & Adviser to Sahara Service Organization

“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”- Albert Einstein

Alison received her bachelor’s degree in international studies and English from Texas A&M University. She spent a summer studying Arabic in Meknes, Morocco and another researching women’s social issues in Kanpur, India. An avid tennis player and outdoors enthusiast, she is happiest in motion. Currently a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, one of her most recent projects is building the capacity of Sahara Service Organization, a new short-term volunteer program for students in Boudnib, Morocco.

Articles By Alison Elder

Beyond Camels & Deserts: Volunteering Abroad in Rural Morocco Published 24 Nov 2015

What comes to mind when you think of Morocco? Casinos, yachts, and Grace Kelly? No, that’s Monaco. The Middle East? Not quite, but Moroccan Arabic is the primary language, of many spoken languages, in Morocco. Africa? Yes, North Africa. Camels and dese...