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
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
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.
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
university offering programs in business,
computer science, engineering and the
liberal arts. Its campus is modern,
State University of New York at Geneseo
spacious, and well-equipped. It offers
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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,
direct-dial student telephone stations, as
well as a bookstore, cafeteria and dining
Waterfall outside Ifrane, Morocco.