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Student Life at Al Akhawayn University

Al Akhawayn UniversityAl Akhawayn University (AUI) is located in Ifrane and committed to academic excellence. It has a growing reputation for the quality of both its academic programs and its graduates. With its commitment to internationalization on campus, Al Akhawayn aspires to have international students make up 25-30% of its student body.


Learning at AUIAl Akhawayn University provides comprehensive academic and co-curricular programs that will ensure you get the most from your study abroad experience. At Al Akhawayn you will encounter one of the richest academic and cultural experiences in Africa in a safe and pristine setting. Knowledge of Arabic and or French is not required.  The language of instruction is English for all coursework except language courses.


Life at Al Akhawayn University is the only residential university in Morocco and provides a secure living environment. The university is built on 40 hectares of land in a cedar forest. The entire campus is fenced, with access controlled by campus security. The library is the largest open stack collection in Morocco and has been supplemented with a variety of online subscriptions. There are three restaurants, a coffee shop, and store all centrally located on campus. A variety of student activities and clubs provides avenues for relaxation and personal development.  International students are fully integrated members of the Al Akhawayn community. Make the team and you might travel with the football (soccer) club to a tournament in Dubai. You might want to ride with the equestrian club in Marrakech. Join Hand in Hand, and you can help provide school supplies and clothing to needy families in the Atlas region. Join the explorers club to investigate the souks and Ksars of Morocco. Whether you want to give back to the community through volunteer work or explore the rich Moroccan culture, you can do it here.


The Al Akhawayn Office of International Programs (OIP) provides full support and services to international visitors, including accommodation, meal plans, airport reception, and an informative and in-depth orientation. The dedicated OIP staff and orientation leaders are committed to providing continuous support.


Al Akhawayn University provides on campus housing with easy access to classrooms, study groups, library, and campus activities. AUI Housing Services encourages friendship among students and develops a sense of community within the university, providing many services that students need on campus and opportunities for students to know and understand one another through various indoor activities.

OT in Morocco Info Sessions


Location - Details


Location - Details


Location - Details


Morocco, officially the Kingdom of Morocco, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa, characterized by a rugged mountainous interior and large portions of desert, a popular tourist destination and epicenter of diversity in language and culture including Arab, Berber, European and African influences.

AUI Mosque


With a mosque in its center and a church in its off-campus residences, the University preserves the right of its diverse community members to practice their faith in an environment of respect, peace and understanding.


Imam Dr. Sliman Khanjari manages the mosque and leads daily prayers. The Imam also holds Friday and gives a weekly lecture at the mosque and other rituals on special religious occasions, notably during the sacred month of Ramadan. Additionally, he offers advice on matters of religious nature.

The Town of Ifrane, Morocco


Morocco's "Little Switzerland," perched at an altitude of 1650m, provides freshness in summer and snow in winter. The ski resort of Michlifen, 19km south of the town, and the slopes of Mount Hebri have great slopes to hurtle down once the chill sets in. A unique experience and possibilities of cozy accommodation right at the foot of the slopes. Developed by the French during the protectorate era for their administration due to its Alpine climate, this Moroccan town has a remarkable European style, as if it were an Alpine village.

Nearby City of Fes, Morocco


Al Akhawayn University is located in Ifrane, Morocco, 70 kilometers from the imperial city of Fes, in the midst of the Middle Atlas Mountains.Ifrane is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco, residing on the Atlas mountain with a population of rougly 13,000 people.Fès is the third largest city of Morocco, with a population of approximately 1 million (2010). It is the capital of the Fès-Boulemane region.

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