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Program Information:
sociology italy
  Location Ifrane, Morocco
Autumn Semester
Spring Semester
  Credits 20-24 UW Credits (12-15 semester credits)
  Eligibility Junior standing or above by time of departure; min. 3.0 GPA
  Language Instruction in English
  Adviser Mike Renes |
Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
May 15 (Spring Semester)
  General At Al-Akhawayn, you will study alongside  
Moroccan and international students and
choose courses taught in English from a
wide array of academic areas.You may also
take Arabic language courses during the

  Where You Will Study
  Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
  Application Process
  Program Evaluations


Where You Will Study

Founded in 1993, Al Akhawayn University (AUI) is the Kingdom of Morocco's premier higher education institution. With a student population of 1000 (of which 160 are international students from 28 countries) the University provides a small, intimate and culturally diverse environment in which to study. The student to faculty ratio is 11:1 with an average class size of 17 students. The University offers state of the art facilities include the Mohamed VI Library (among the best in Morocco and the region) and an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool.

Located in the resort community of Ifrane, Al Akhawayn University is set in the heart of a region known for its beautiful forests, mountains, lakes and waterfalls offering unlimited opportunities for recreation enthusiasts. With a regular population of 12,000, Ifrane's human activity often swells to over 100,000 on weekends and holidays as visitors flow in to enjoy the area's beauty. Situated 65 kilometers from the historically rich imperial cities of Fez and Meknes (both founded in the 8th Century) the campus offers easy access to major centers of Moroccan tradition and culture.


AUI is by design and mission an international university. Its international student population and faculty represent 30 percent of the entire University's population. The university's academic programs foster an international perspective and understanding through an emphasis on faculty-student interaction, small classes, active involvement of students in formal research activities, careful academic advising, personal counseling, organized student activities, and a full array of student support services. As part of the exchange program, students will be met at the airport in Rabat or Fes and brought to Ifrane. Students who wish to take Modern Standard and Moroccan colloquial Arabic are encouraged to enroll in the University's program for non-native speakers, the Arabic Language Program

You can begin your search for courses right here:

Al Akhawayn University course catalog

If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.

For information about earning UW academic credit, please visit: credits for exchanges.



UW students are provided with on-campus accommodations and a meal plan as participants of this exchange. There are seventeen well-equipped, furnished, dormitory-style residences; each with a common kitchen. A meal plan is included in the housing fee.


Program Expenses, Financial Aid & Scholarships

As a participant of a university exchange, you pay an exchange fee equivalent to UW tuition (1.5 quarters of UW tuition for semester-long exchanges, and 3 quarters of UW tuition for academic year exchanges). Exchange fees are determined by UW residency status: in-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to in-state tuition, and out-of-state students pay an exchange fee equivalent to out-of-state tuition. The AUI exchange requires that you also pay for housing at the UW (standard double room rate) and a meal plan in exchange for housing and meals in the residence halls at AUI. The exchange fee, housing fee, meal plan and IPE administrative fee are charged to your UW account and due by the UW tuition deadline for your term(s) of study abroad. You should also budget for additional expenses such as international airfare & transportation, books & course materials, visa & passport fees, study abroad insurance and personal expenses.

For the total estimated costs of this particular program, you may request a budget by filling out a Budget Request Form.

For more information about budgeting, financial aid, and scholarships for study abroad visit our page on Finances.


Application Process

To apply for this exchange, click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.

University exchanges may also require completion of a secondary application specific to the host institution. Instructions about this process will be provided to you by your study abroad advisor following your selection for the exchange.

See  Applications and Recommendations for additional information about the application process and tips for recommendations.

See Withdrawal for information about program withdrawal policies.



Program Evaluations

After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences. 

To see past students' evaluations for the Al Akhawayn University Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.

Al Akhawayn University Exchange.pdf

Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email