Arabic Studies, North Africa Studies, History, Political Science. International Relations, Computer Science, Business Administration, Communication Studies, Gender/Women's Studies, International Law
Fall: late August to late December
Spring: mid January to late May
Important application information:
Students are not notified about their acceptance from Al Akhawayn University until May or June for Fall semester and December/January for Spring semester. Emory College Study Abroad cannot expedite the application process.
Minimum GPA 3.0, good academic standing. Emory College Study Abroad strongly recommends that students take an Arabic course or relevant area studies course prior to studying abroad.
Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) began in 1995 as a completely modern and networked campus. The University is coeducational, residential primarily undergraduate, and prides itself on an environment which promotes tolerance and celebration of its students, staff, and faculty of over 25 nationalities.
The 40 acre campus is located in the oak forest on the north side of the resort town of Ifrane. Facilities include 16 residence buildings for students whose rooms all have their own bathrooms, a gymnasium, and a pool. There are numerous activities each week and over 40 clubs to appeal to nearly any interest: sporting, artistic, cultural, or academic.
The 1,500 students enrolled are primarily full-time and live on campus. Each semester there is an average of 70 exchange and study abroad students at AUI who seek to learn or improve their level of Arabic as well as explore more about the region and culture.
For a general idea of courses available at Al Akhawayn, please refer to their website. Once courses are confirmed for the upcoming semester, they may be found here.
Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently in the Blanket Approval List. In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please consult the Faculty Representative List (by region). Students are required to take 15-16 credits while abroad.
Students live in one of the many residence halls where rooms are spacious and well furnished. They contain beds, dressers, closets, desks and chairs that provide comfortable, high-quality living. Additionally, residents are supplied with a blanket and a wastebasket as well as connections for telephone, TV and computers in each room. Rooms are cleaned every two weeks and maintenance problems are included in the cost of housing. There is a laundry room located in the basement of Resident Hall 36 where attendants are available to assist students with their laundry.
All international students are assigned a Moroccan roommate allowing a better opportunity for cultural engagement.
A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring, Fall).
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: the Gilman Scholarship, the NSEP Boren Scholarship, Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students and others). For more information, please click here.