From sand dunes to the Atlas mountains, there truly is no place quite like Morocco. In the countryside you'll find Roman ruins and Portuguese citadels, yet are never more than a train ride away from mouthwatering coastal seafood platters. 

The town of Ifrane is nestled in the middle Atlas mountains only an hour's drive from the imperial cities of Fez and Meknes. Ifrane is popular with Moroccan tourists and known for its beautiful chalet architecture, cedar and oak forests, waterfalls, and ski slopes. In addition to outdoor pursuits, the diverse restaurants, cafes, bazaars, hammams, and campgrounds make Ifrane a fantastic place to live and study.

With over 40 students clubs and associations on Al Akhawayn's fully residential campus, there are ample opportunities for ISEP students to integrate themselves into the life of the university.

Special Opportunity for Student Athletes:

AUI has a robust Athletics Department that is eager to host qualified international students on their varsity teams during the Spring season for the following sports: Women’s soccer , men’s and women’s swimming, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field (mainly shorts distance and technical disciplines such as shots , discus, etc). Long distance may also be an option. Interested students will need to tryout for the teams and should plan to stay on the program past the exam dates in May as championship games take place in June and July. 

Program Website

Course Description

Students can use the course catalog to find appropriate classes. Students should also have some flexibility when choosing courses, as course schedules may not be finalized until the start of the semester.

Al Akhawayn University offers seven undergraduate degrees from among three schools, science and engineering, business administration, and humanities and social sciences. Fourteen graduate degrees are offered in addition to executive education and special programs for continuing education. All courses are delivered in English, and the computer science and engineering degrees are ABET-accredited. 

Of special interest are courses in history and political science that focus on North Africa and the Middle East. Arabic language courses are also offered in Modern Standard Arabic. Arabic is not offered at all levels each semester and students should refer to the course catalog for level selection. In addition to Arabic, language classes are offered in French, Spanish and Berber.

Website for Course Availability

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Al Akhawayn University

Al Akhawayn University is an ideal location for students who want an introduction to the region. The university is coeducational, residential and primarily undergraduate, with rapidly growing graduate programs. The...

Academics

Undergraduate
(in English)

*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    African Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Biology

  • Business:

    Accounting Business Management Finance Human Resources Management International Business/Trade/Commerce Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management Management Information Systems Marketing

  • Communication:

    Digital Communication and Media Mass Communication/Media Studies Public Relations

  • Computer and Information Sciences:

    Artificial Intelligence Computer Applications Programming

  • Engineering:

    Computer Engineering Computer Software Engineering Environmental Engineering Mechanical Engineering

  • English Language and Literature:

    American Literature (United States) English Literature (British and Commonwealth) Professional/Technical Writing Writing

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    Arabic Language and Literature French Language and Literature Latin Language and Literature Spanish Language and Literature

  • History:

    American History (United States) History, Other

  • International/Global Studies:

    International Relations and Affairs Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences

    Humanities

  • Mathematics

    Statistics

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies:

    Islamic Studies Philosophy Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences:

    Chemistry Physics

  • Psychology

  • Social Sciences:

    Anthropology Geography Political Science and Government Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Cinematography and Film Production Design and Visual Communications Photography

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 71
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Graduate
(in English)

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies

    Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Business:

    Finance Human Resources Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences

  • Engineering

    Computer Software Engineering

  • International/Global Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

    Islamic Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
    *accepts lower GPA with explanation
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 71
  • IELTS Score: 6

Special Needs Support

  • Mental Health
  • Mobility
  • Hearing
  • Visual
  • Speech
  • Learning

Other Academic Conditions

All regular university courses are taught in English. Non-native English speakers are required to submit language test scores. 

Architecture and Engineering courses have limited seats.

Language Courses 

Students beyond the beginning level must take a placement test and may not register until after results are posted during the orientation for all foreign language classes. The host institution ultimately determines your proficiency level and course eligibility.

Arabic

• Modern Standard Arabic is offered in addition to regular classes during the academic year and semester for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. Beginner I is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. There are three contact hours per course.

• Moroccan Arabic is available for students who have had a semester of Arabic or who are familiar with Arabic script. 

• All Arabic as a second language classes are offered subject to minimum enrollment. 

French and Spanish

• Beginning French and Spanish as foreign languages are offered each semester. Intermediate French is offered as well, but intermediate Spanish is dependent on demand.

• French majors should be aware that all French classes with the code FRN are for students who use French as a second language with professional needs. There are no courses in literature or culture taught in French. Very advanced French speakers could be placed into a class of Moroccan students. 

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