This semester/academic year program offers a diverse curriculum through direct enrollment at Al Akhawayn University (AUI), an English-language Moroccan university in Ifrane, Morocco, patterned on the American model of higher education. Students usually take 15 credits and can choose their classes from any offered in the AUI catalog.
Students will also participate in the 10-day Moroccan Arabic & Culture (MAC) Program at AMIDEAST in Rabat prior to their time at AUI. This 1-credit course includes 15 hours of Moroccan Colloquial Arabic and several activities in preparation for immersion.
The fall semester (including MAC) begins in mid-August and ends in mid-December. The spring semester (including MAC) begins in early January and ends in early May. While in Rabat, students will live with a host family; while at AUI they will live in a residence hall.
To be considered for this program, students must submit an application for both UWM and AMIDEAST by their respective deadlines. To start a UWM application, click on "Apply Now" button on the top of this page. Visit the AMIDEAST website to apply.
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
The program fee is set by AMIDEAST. AMIDEAST will invoice UWM for the program fee and this fee will be posted to students' PAWS accounts in addition to CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the AMIDEAST website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS: Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Attend a Financing Study Abroad 101 Session to learn about study abroad costs and budgets and how financial aid can be used for study abroad, as well as general information on how to search for scholarships and other funding resources.
Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere. For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage. We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.