AL AKHAWAYN UNIVERSITY IN IFRANE
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI), Morocco, is a state-of-the-art university with well-developed and modern facilities. The 20-acre campus is located in the resort community of Ifrane in the middle Atlas Mountains. AUI is conceived as a Moroccan university, grounded in the historic strengths of African, Arab, and Islamic culture.
At the same time, it is modeled in its organizational structure, curriculum, language and teaching methods on the American system of higher education. Ifrane provides an excellent backdrop for both intellectual and physical pursuits and is located approximately 35 miles from the historically rich imperial cities of Fez and Meknes. The architecture of the campus complements the distinctive style of Ifrane, characteristic of mountain chalets with their high-pitched tile roofs and wooden beams. The campus, located on several acres of rolling wooded terrain, consist of large chalets grouped around pleasant squares.
Academic Program Highlights
Program offerings include Business Administration, Humanities and Social Sciences, Science and Engineering, Arabic Language, and French Language. All courses, except language study courses, are taught in English. Students earn 12-17 credits per semester in this program, which is open to students of sophomore through senior standing who have at least a 2.5 GPA.
Students live in on-campus residence halls. In addition to the academic program, students are given the opportunity to participate in many student organizations.
Read About Andy's Adventures in Morocco
Andrew Mancuso, an English major at St. Bonaventure University, studied during the Spring 2008 semester at
Al-Akhawyn University in Ifrane, Morocco, North Africa. Click here to read his blog.