Dec 21, 2010
Portsmouth's Shawnee State University students and husband and wife team Andrew and Savannah Diamond, both of Dayton, will be studying at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco spring semester.
"I'm really looking forward to the different cultures," Andrew Diamond said. "The university is Americanized but the culture is very traditional."
Special arrangements had to be made for the couple since the university is very strict about men and women living together. They must be married to live in the same apartment and they can't be living near the men's dorms or the women's dorms.
"There are also class differences and the university is more of the higher class," Savannah Diamond said. "That will be different."
They will be flying into Casa Blanca and take a train from there. The couple plans to tour different countries as much as possible and they are planning to go to Germany after the semester to visit a friend who is an international student at SSU.
Savannah is studying for a double major in International Relations and Business Administration and Andrew's major is International Business.