Semester, Academic Year at Al-Akhawayn University

Costs

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017 Tuition and Fees1:

 

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Spring

Academic Year2

Program Management

The program is managed jointly by AMIDEAST/Morocco in conjunction with AMIDEAST headquarters in Washington, D.C. and Al-Akhawayn University. AMIDEAST works collaboratively with AUI’s Office of International Programs to manage many elements of the program, including the on-site orientation, planning of special events and extra-curricular activities.   AUI manages the academic aspects of the program during the semester, while AMIDEAST/Morocco coordinates the pre-session language and culture course. Finally, AMIDEAST/Morocco, working together with AUI, provides comprehensive support to both participants and administrators in the event of any problems or unusual circumstances.

America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) was founded in 1951.  It has field offices in 23 cities in 14 countries in the region, giving it a well-developed infrastructure, capacity, and institutional record of successful exchange programs rooted in more than five decades of in-region experience administering scholarships and exchanges on behalf of U.S. and Arab governments, private companies, and individuals.

Since 1979, AMIDEAST has been providing quality educational services in Morocco. With offices in Rabat and Casablanca, AMIDEAST reaches thousands of students and professionals annually through English and Arabic language courses, academic advising, standardized testing, and cultural exchange programs. AMIDEAST/Morocco has designed and administered numerous programs for youth, undergraduates, and educators, and has arranged homestays, transportation, excursions, community service, language training, professional meetings, and lectures for groups of American students.

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Other Program Information

Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program (Pre-Semester) and Orientation

Upon arrival in Morocco, all students studying at Al Akhawayn University (AUI) through AMIDEAST participate in an in-depth program designed to introduce them to Moroccan Arabic, Moroccan culture, and daily life and familiarize them with the logistics of the program.

Academic Calendar


MOROCCO: Al-Akhawayn University, Spring 2017

 Wednesday, 
 December 28

 Students Arrive in Morocco and Move-In with Host  Families

 Thursday,
 December 29

 Orientation for Moroccan Arabic and Culture  Program & First Day of Class1

 Saturday,
 January 7

 Excursion (Day Trip)

 Wednesday,
 January 11

 Holiday: Manifeste de l’Independence
 (Classes  meet)

 Thursday, 
 January 12

 Final Exam and Reflection for Moroccan Arabic  and Culture Program + Students Move to Al-  Akhawayn University2

 Friday-Sunday,
 January 13-17

 AUI International Students' Orientation and Course  Registration3

 Wednesday, 
 January 18

 Classes Begin

 Monday-Friday,
 March 6-10

 Spring Break

 Saturday-Friday
 May 6- 12

 Final Exams

 Saturday or Sunday,  May 13 or 14 

 Students Depart Morocco4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Note the three-week Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is mandatory for all AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University (AUI) semester education abroad students. In addition to AUI bound students, the Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is open to other students as well; whether short-term education abroad students or those planning on participating on other semester abroad programs in Morocco.

 

2Students who will be studying on the AUI program will be provided transportation by AMIDEAST to AUI on this day.

 

3For more details regarding the AUI semester schedule, please visit the AUI website: http://www.aui.ma/en/about.html

 

4At the end of the program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

 

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

 

All dates are subject to change.

MOROCCO: Al-Akhawayn University, Fall 2017

 Sunday, July 30

 Students Depart for the Program

Monday, July 31

 Students Arrive in Morocco and Move-In with Host  Families

Tuesday, August 1

 Orientation for Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program1

Wednesday, August 2

 First Day of Class for Moroccan Arabic and Culture      Program

 Friday, August 4

 Excursion (Day Trip)

Monday, August 14

 National Holiday - Oued Ed-Dahab Day (no class)

 Friday, August 18

 Final Exam and Reflection for Moroccan Arabic and  Culture Program

 Sunday, August 20

National Holiday – King and People’s Revolution Day

 Monday, August 21

National Holiday – Youth Day (no class)

 Saturday-Tuesday, August  19-22

 No Classes2

 Wednesday, August 23 

 Students Move to Al-Akhawayn University

 Thursday-Sunday,
 August  24-27

 AUI International Students' Orientation and Course  Registration

 Monday,  August 28

 Classes Begin at AUI3

 Friday, December 11

 Final Day of Class

 Wednesday-Tuesday,  December  13-19

 Final Exams

 Wednesday, December 20

 Students Depart Morocco4

 

1 Note the three-week Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is mandatory for all AMIDEAST Al-Akhawayn University semester education abroad students. In addition to Al-Akhawayn University bound students, the Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program is open to other students as well; whether short-term education abroad students or those planning on participating on other semester abroad programs in Morocco.

2Between this date and the date when students move at AUI, students are free to stay in Rabat or travel around Morocco. AMIDEAST will provide housing in Rabat during this time period.

3For more details regarding the Al-Akhawayn University semester schedule, please visit the Al-Akhawayn University website: http://www.aui.ma/en/about.html

4At the end of the program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

All dates are subject to change.

The spring 2018 calendar will be available in mid-2017. 

Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program in Rabat

Moroccan Arabic and Culture Program (Pre-Semester) Overview

The AMIDEAST program at Al-Akhawayn University (AUI) begins with a 3-week program, known as the Moroccan Arabic and Culture program, in Morocco’s capital city of Rabat.  All students studying at AUI through AMIDEAST are required to participate in this program prior to the start of the AUI semester. The program consists of the following elements:

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