- Ifrane, Morocco
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer
- Program Description:
Al Akhawayn University (AUI) is located in the beautiful resort community of Ifrane in the wooded Middle Atlas Mountains about 37 miles from Fez, a formerly rich imperial city and now a protected World Heritage site. Ifrane, located in an area known for its beautiful forests, mountains, lakes, and streams, provides an excellent backdrop for both intellectual and physical pursuits.
Al Akhawayn University (AUI) was founded in 1995 as a private university by King Hassan II of Morocco with contributing financial support from King Fahd of Saudi Arabia. It is the first and only English-language university in Morocco developed on the model of U.S. higher education.
Montana State University has had a partnership with AUI since its founding, and this CCIS program offers U.S students one of the few opportunities to study in North Africa.
Studying in Morocco allows students the unique opportunity to interact with a mix of cultures in a non-traditional study abroad setting. Moroccan cultural diversity is reflected through both the large number of spoken languages and the eclectic ancestry of Moroccan people that includes French, Spaniards, Arabs, Jews, and Berbers. The opportunities to experience this diversity by exploring ancient cities, beautiful beaches, and exquisite religious monuments are endless. Within easy reach are the great historic cities of Fez, Meknes, and Volubillis. Spain and all of Europe wait eight miles away, across the Strait of Gibraltar.
- Setting Description:
- Al Akhawayn University is located in the beautiful resort community of Ifrane in the wooded Middle Atlas Mountains about 37 miles from Fez, a formerly rich imperial city and now a protected World Heritage site.
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