Ifrane, Morocco

Have you ever wanted to travel to the Mediterranean Sea or the northern coast of Africa? Why not consider spending a semester abroad in Ifrane, Morocco? Champlain has a partner program with Al Akhawayn University which can accommodate almost any major.


Why Ifrane, Morocco?

With Europe only eight miles away, Morocco's cultural diversity reflects its rich ancestry, including the French, Spaniards, Arabs and Jews. Nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, the city of Ifrane is known for its beautiful landscape and ski resort communities. While abroad,you can explore Ifrane and the many historic cities surrounding it, including Fez, Rabat, Marrakech and Casablanca.

Why Ifrane with Champlain College? 

Like the Champlain Abroad signature programs in Dublin and Montreal, students studying abroad through the Ifrane program are able to take advantage of service learning and volunteer immersion opportunities during their time abroad.

Who Can Enroll?

The Champlain Abroad Global Partner Program at the Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco, is a study abroad program open to both Champlain College and non-Champlain College students.

What Can I Study?

Al Akhawayn University's diverse course offerings fit a broad range of majors. Students can choose from a variety of professional, liberal arts and interdisciplinary options.

Areas of Study Include:

  • Business Administration
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering & Management Science
  • General Engineering
  • Human Resource Development
  • International Studies
  • Language
  • Liberal Arts Studies

Where is the Program Located?

Al Akhawayn University is located at Hassan II Avenue, 53000 Ifrane, Morocco.

When Can I Go?

Al Akhawayn University operates on a semester schedule. The fall semester begins in August and runs through December, and the spring semester begins in January and ends in May. Students also have the option to study abroad for the full academic year or for a summer session.

Interested in applying?

Check out the application deadlines:


  • Fall Semester or Academic Year Abroad: March 15
  • Spring Semester Abroad: October 15
  • Summer Session Abroad: April 1

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