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The Program Program participants are fully integrated into the university community; they Geneseo is offer this program run by directly enroll in regular university SUNY Binghamton. Under the auspices courses, live in campus residences with of the School of Humanities and Social Moroccan students, and have access to all Office of International Programs campus activities. During each semester, Sciences, Al-Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) offers program participants study abroad students can participate in Al-Akhawayn in-depth Arabic language and culture the local popular entertainment offered on campus and in organized activities for courses. The former include Moroccan University Colloquial Arabic, but focus on spoken program students. Study abroad and written Modern Standard Arabic at participants are also welcome to join Ifrane, Morocco all levels. student clubs. While at AUI, participants also have ample time to explore Morocco Participants may also select from a full and its extraordinary landscape and array of courses from the university’s cultural sites. professional and arts and sciences schools; disciplines include economics, geography, history, humanities, political science, management, computer science, and sociology taught in English. Many of the core courses are related to Morocco, the Mediterranean, North Africa, and the greater Arab and Islamic world. For a fuller description of course offerings, visit the AUI Web page http://www.aui.ma/ to download its Ifrane Market course catalogue. The Country and City Morocco is a country of dramatic contrasts in landscape and culture. There are extraordinary places to explore, from Roman ruins, ancient cities and elegant Islamic monuments to white sand beaches, the High Atlas Mountains and the Sahara. The cultural diversity of contemporary Morocco is represented by the ancestry of its inhabitants: Arabs from South-western Asia Spanish and French from the North, and the indigenous inhabitants whose languages and cultures reach back several thousand years. Vista in the Atlas Range, outside Ifrane The College Eligibility Application Deadline Al-Akhawayn University (AUI) is located The Morocco program is open to any Fall/ Academic Year: March 15. in the Middle Atlas Mountains in the undergraduate or graduate students who Spring Semester: October 15. charming resort town of Ifrane. At an have the maturity and self-reliance to altitude of about a mile, the area enjoys a adjust to a culture that is very different Financial Aid & Scholarships mild, dry summer. Oak and cedar forests, from that of the United States. A springs, streams and lakes near Ifrane minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. . Some financial aid may be applicable to make the area enjoyable for students to Applicants with a disciplinary record or this course. Contact the Financial Aid explore. The town is just under forty miles pending disciplinary hearings should Office for eligibility information. from Meknes, and not much farther from alert the Study Abroad Office. the ancient Imperial City of Fez. This is Please come to the Office of International considered the spiritual capital of Morocco, Orientation Programs for more information on short- renowned for its two great mosques. Also term study abroad scholarships. close by are the Moulay Idriss Zerhoun Students within the Binghamton area and the Roman ruins of Volubilis. Rabat is participate in a pre-departure orientation Further Information about 120 miles from Ifrane. meeting. All others receive an orientation packet prior to departure, as well as a Please refer to the Study Abroad website telephone appointment with the for further information, including costs program’s coordinator. and dates. Housing Students stay in residence halls with internet connection in each room. Participants also have access to several Office of International Programs computer labs on campus. Other student Campus Mosque at AUI amenities include a student health center Dr. Becky Lewis and athletic facilities. Interim Assistant Provost for International Established in 1996, AUI is a modern Affairs university offering programs in business, computer science, engineering and the Erwin 106 liberal arts. Its campus is modern, State University of New York at Geneseo spacious, and well-equipped. It offers 1 College Circle students many amenities, including a large Geneseo, NY 14454 library with study carrels, student computer facilities, access to e-mail and Phone: (585) 245-5546 international cable television from Europe, Fax: (585) 245-5032 the Middle East, and the United States, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org direct-dial student telephone stations, as Website: http://studyabroad.geneseo.edu well as a bookstore, cafeteria and dining hall. Waterfall outside Ifrane, Morocco.
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