Since 2011, Illinois Wesleyan University has had a student exchange program with Al Akhawayn University (AUI) in Ifrane, Morocco. The program affords IWU students a special opportunity to live and study in Morocco at an American-style university while earning general education and discipline-specific credit.
Why Morocco? Morocco stands as a cultural, geographic, linguistic, and religious crossroad. Here, Berber, African, Middle Eastern, and European influences combine to create a culturally rich tapestry. In its cities, you will find the melding of French, Spanish, Arabic, Jewish, and Berber architecture and art; will hear a mix of Moroccan Arabic, French, English, and Berber languages; will savor the blending of African, Mediterranean, and Middle Eastern cuisines. In its landscape you can travel from the Sahara Desert to the High Atlas Mountains, from the beaches of the Atlantic to the Mediterranean coast.
For more information on AUI and the course of study available to IWU exchange students, please see the IWU Al Akhawayn Exchange brochure, visit the AUI International Programs website, or contact the International Office.