She was living in Morocco for 4 years and she shared with us how is to live in a country where they consider you as a “white” person, how to act in different situations, how your attitude towards others affects both sides, how to be open-minded and try to understand that how you see others is all up to you. If you choose to live in a different country, you do not necessarily need to change your lifestyle, but more like to adjust it to the culture and the way people live in that country, and the best way to do so, is to interact with locals. This intercultural evening was not only informative regarding the Arabic culture and traditions, but it was also an approach to how nowadays we live with misconceptions and criticize everything from only one side, usually the bad one, instead of the opposite.
At the end after all the discussions, the main outcome was that we should not judge a book by its cover! Everything is up to the person, choose good attitude and that is what you will receive. And be open, to new experiences and challenges. The more you learn, the better, and you do learn something new every day, even though you may not realize it.