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Partner Institution – Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane

The AMIDEAST partner for this program is Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI).  Founded in 1993 by Royal Dahir (charter), AUI opened doors to students in January 1995.  The University is co-educational, residential and primarily undergraduate but has rapidly growing graduate programs. Tolerance is promoted and expected from all members of the community as they live and work together.

The majority of AUI’s 1000+ students study full-time and live on campus.  The student population is equally balanced between men and women. There is an increasingly international character to the student body, with over 160 students of 28 nationalities on campus in study abroad and exchange programs during the regular semester, or during the intensive Arabic and North African Studies summer program.  The student-faculty ratio is 11 students for each full-time faculty member.  Because the average class size is 17, students have ample opportunity to question, respond, and interact with their professors and classmates.

The administrative, pedagogical, and academic organization of AUI is modeled on the American university system, and English is the language of instruction.  

More information about AUI, including course offerings, can be found on its website at