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Al Akhawayn University (Partner)
Ifrane, Morocco (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
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Restrictions: UM applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Majors & Minors:
Arabic Studies, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, Computer Applications, Computer Science, English, Finance, French, Greek, History, International Business, Latin, Law, Management, Marketing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Political Science - History, Sociology, Spanish
Language of Instruction:
Arabic, English
Language Requirement:
1 year Arabic
Minimum GPA:
Program Description:

Al Akhawayn University

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Al Akhawayn University Ifrane (AUI) was inaugurated in 1995.  This Moroccan university is grounded in the historical strengths of African, Arab, and Islamic culture; at the same time, it is modeled in its organizational structure, curriculum, method, and language of instruction on the American system of higher education.  Just over 1,000 students attend the school, with 160 international students from 28 different countries.  

Fast Facts
Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English, Arabic
Language requirement: one year college-level Arabic prior to exchange
University website:
Length of  exchange: semester or year

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AUI offers undergraduate degrees in Business Administration, Communication Studies, Human Resource Development, International Studies, Science Engineering, & General Engineering.  English is the main language of instruction, and Arabic language instruction courses are also available.  Graduate programs are offered in Humanities, Business, Corporate Finance, Computer Networking, Software Engineering, & Computer Science. The Academic Catalog can be found at: 

Housing & Meals
Exchange students will stay in AUI dormitories.  Bed linens,  blankets, and a pillow are provided.  All rooms have telephone, television, and Internet access.  There are three restaurants and a café on campus for students to choose from for their meals each day.   

Cost Information
UM exchange students to AUI pay their regular tuition, fees, room and board to UM (double room, all-campus meal plan, and orientation costs approximately US$3,700). UM financial aid applies to tuition, living, and travel expenses while on this program.  

Credit Transfer
Students will register for classes upon arrival at AUI, and should plan to enroll in at least 12 credits per semester.  Students going to the Arabic program are required to take 6 hours of intermediate Arabic per semester. 
Program Dates
Semester 1: late August to mid-  December
Semester 2: mid-January to mid- May


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2016 01/30/2016 02/09/2016 08/20/2016 01/01/2017
Academic Year 2016-2017 01/30/2016 02/16/2016 08/20/2016 05/16/2017
Spring 2017 04/29/2016 05/14/2016 01/01/2017 05/16/2017
Fall 2017 01/30/2017 02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 01/30/2017 02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring 2018 05/03/2017 05/17/2017 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 01/30/2018 02/14/2018 TBA TBA