From sand dunes to the Atlas mountain range, there truly is no place quite like Morocco. In the countryside, you'll find Roman ruins and Portuguese citadels all while just a train ride away from mouthwatering coastal seafood platters. 

Most cities have an old, cozy Islamic quarter and a Ville Nouvelle (new city), that has a more European flavor. While most international travellers find there way to the medinas for the taste of 'real' Morocco, in Ifrane, you will actually more likely find yourself around Moroccan tourists. Known as the Moroccan Switzerland, Ifrane is nestled in Atlas mountains, covered in beautiful chalet architecture.

The Summer Program at Al Akhawayn University provides students with an immersive experience that allows you to truly Live like a Local. THe program offers experiential learning and cultural immersion with Moroccan students on campus. 

AUI's campus is a tight-knit, global community where students are able to mix with other Moroccan students maximizing their cultural exchange and enriching their cultural experience even further.

Please note that this is a Flexible Course Enrollment Summer Program and is not AUI's ARANAS program. 

Length: 7 weeks
Credits: 6-7 credits, 2 courses at 3 credits each. Labs are 4 credits.

Course Description

The summer program offers flexible courses throughout AUI's faculties.

Students can enroll in Modern Standard Arabic, Colloquial Arabic (Moroccan Darija), and courses in North African Studies. Courses tackle complex issues in politics, economics, history, culture and development within the contact of North Africa and the Middle East. Students enrolled have the opportunity to understand the cultural and ethnic diversity across the MENA region. 

Please note that this is a Flexible Course Enrollment Summer Program and is not AUI's ARANAS program. 

ISEP STUDENT ADVISOR Jolene Bechtel 703-504-9993 | Thanks for your interest in ISEP Study Abroad! I’m your Student Advisor and main point of contact here at ISEP. As you search for programs, I'll be available to answer any questions you might have. Feel free to contact me at any point in your search process for help, tips or advice.


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Fields of Study

  • Area Studies: Recommended!

    African Studies Near and Middle Eastern Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures:

    African Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Arabic Language and Literature

  • History

  • Visual and Performing Arts:

    Art History Art Studies

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher

Special Application Instructions

Students must complete the supplemental AUI application. 

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