Al Akhawayn University is located in the picturesque Middle Atlas mountains in Ifrane, Morocco and offers accredited programs in engineering, computer science, history, business administration and social science. The university architecture is dominated by mountain chalets with steeply pitched orange alpine-style roofs hosting 2,135 students yearly. The university has a gym, library, academic buildings, bookstore, cafeteria, dormitories, sports centers, research labs, a restaurant and nearby you will find beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and mountains to explore during your free time.



Ifrane is a beautiful Moroccan town located in the Middle Atlas mountain range. As one of the world’s cleanest cities, its natural resources make it a popular destination for people who enjoy hiking, hunting, and fishing. Streets are lined with beautiful fir and maple trees that light up the cityscape with the warm, vibrant colors of autumn every year. In view of the Palais Royal sits the legendary Lion d’Ifrane, the centerpiece of the city, surrounded by chic cafes and restaurants. You won’t want to miss the rich, lively displays of the Marche Central, the central market of Ifrane. Locals and visitors alike flock to this charming local mecca to savor a baked treat or shop for impeccably woven rugs. West of the city lies Ifrane National Park, a breathtaking expanse of rolling hills dusted with magnificent Atlas cedars and home to one of the largest populations of Barbary macaques, an endangered species. Another popular spot for mellow hikes and macaque spotting is Parc Ras Elma, also a stone’s throw away from the city.


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