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Working in Morocco

Post Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:31 am

I am an American teacher, moving to Nador Morocco in the fall to live with my moroccan husband. I am in search for any English speaking women, men, families located in this area. Also, can anyone recommend the best way to find employment, teaching, but moreso anything for an income, once I arrive?



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Re: Working in Morocco

Post Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 4:45 pm

Hello Freespirit,

You will need to search once there for jobs, because there is little on the net. You will have no trouble finding one in your field and any other. I am from Casablanca so I can not help much for Nador. By the way, iti is a beautiful place.



Re: Working in Morocco

Post Posted: Tue Sep 05, 2006 7:08 pm

Hi Free Spirit,

So have you made it to Morocco yet? I hope you ve managed to find some fellow english speakers!

I too would very much like to hear from people like you thinking of or have already moved to Morocco from Europe (in particular from the U.K)

I am a British/Swiss national with a Moroccan boyfriend, currently living and working in London, and we are hoping to move to Casablanca in the next couple of years. I would love to hear about your experiences, share ideas and perhaps ask questions about your transition to Morocco.

Hope you ve managed to settle in so far.

Be in touch soon on here or at my email address: urshill @

Many thanks,

Ursula :o)


Re: Working in Morocco

Post Posted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 2:13 pm

I'm writing especially for foreign women who are in a relationship (marriage or otherwise) with a Moroccan and are considering moving to Morocco such as the person who wrote she was going to Nador.

It's very difficult--I might even say impossible--- for non-Moroccans to find jobs in the smaller towns (such as Nador). In the large cities there may be schools where someone could teach, and in rare cases foreigners find jobs with travel agencies. But to obtain a work permit now (for the past two years), your CV has to be sent to an office in Casablanca which will decide if the job you're applying for can be done by a Moroccan. If so, you cannot legally work in Morocco, and it shouldn't be otherwise in a country like Morocco with so many young people with diplomas and no jobs.

This is something to think about especially for a foreign woman who is part of a couple. Although Morocco has many nice things about it and those vacation trips where you suddenly became part of your husband's/boyfriend's large Moroccan family are very sweet, that's not an accurate view of life here. When you and your husband or fiance settle down to the daily grind, it's a different story. No more Borders Books or Starbucks where you can while away the time, no gyms that don't cost an arm and a leg to go to work out at, few reasonably priced, clean restaurants for a quick lunch or dinner. No malls (in the western sense) and even if you hate malls, there are few quaint little streets to stroll down, very few things like clubs or women's groups that help give a social context to your life. And if a woman gets bored just hanging around the house and she can't find some work that's intellectually stimulating, that's really not good for a relationship.

So please---I'm not trying to put down Morocco, but only hoping to save someone a lot of hassle and heartache: measure twice (or three or four times) and cut once and never, never consent to moving to someplace in this country you haven't already visited in person and researched objectively.


Re: Working in Morocco

Post Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 1:58 am

I have a friend in Nador who runs a private school with her Moroccan husband. She would be a great person for you to know: Anne-Marie Oualit.
Contact info:
INSTITUT AL-INBIATH, Rue Tomatech, Arrid III, B.P. 1182, 62000 Nador, Maroc
Tél.: +212 (0)36 60 23 88 · Fax: +212 (0)36 60 67 09 · E-mail: alinbiath @

As far as living in Morocco: I lived there for eight years, loved it, and plan to retire there. It's a great place to start a business. It is a lovely lifestyle. You have time for friendsships, art work, crafts, hobbies, reading. Sure there aren't lots of malls to cruise (there are souks instead - the oldest kind of shopping mall on earth) or Starbucks on every corner (but there are some good independent cafes),and if you realize that not all countries are like the USA, and can appreciate the great things that Morocco offers, you will enjoy it.


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