Morocco: Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane
Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) is one of the few universities in North Africa where you can study abroad, take courses in English, and learn Arabic. Studying in Morocco is a fascinating way to have a non-traditional study abroad adventure and explore the wonders of a mixture of cultures. AUI is grounded in African, Arab, and Islamic culture and models its organizational structure, curriculum, and teaching methods on the American system of higher education. All classes are taught in English, allowing you to study the Arabic language while simultaneously taking courses in your field of study. When not in class, take advantage of student groups and sports teams, explore the sand dunes of Marrakech, visit the Medina of Fez, or hop across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain. At AUI, you can study a critical language, earn academic credit, and explore North African culture, enhancing your understanding of the world.
AUI is located in the resort community of Ifrane, in the Middle Atlas Mountains, about forty miles from Fez. This gated campus houses a running track, Olympic size swimming pool, library, student union, and several dining options.
The College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), a partnership of colleges and universities—two and four year, large and small, public and private, domestic and foreign—encompasses the broad spectrum of international higher education. CCIS members sponsor a variety of programs, notably study abroad programs and professional development seminars for faculty and administrators, which are designed to enhance international/intercultural perspectives within the academic community.