Zak and his mother were so kind to Skype with me and help me with some of my pronunciations. In addition they gladly answered many of my questions about the culture. Online I had been reading contradictory information about how to dress and how to act. They calmed my worries, telling me that Moroccans are very interested in Americans and our culture, that I could be myself, and that the people are very friendly.
Thank you to my first new Moroccan friends!