Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - SHSS Graduate Handbook


Working at Al Akhawayn can be a great experience. A major employer in the region, the university supports a number of professional and service personnel who contribute to our mission of providing a global education to eager students.

Staff members have full access to all of the facilities and services available to faculty members and students alike during their tenure at the university. Explore the links on the left-hand side of the page in order to discover the benefits and services available to staff members.



Faculty members at Al Akhawayn enjoy not only an excellent place to be employed, but also a supportive community designed to make their stay as desirable as possible.

Members of our teaching staff enjoy access to a range of facilities during their appointment at the university, as well as exclusive access to certain facilities and services set aside specifically for faculty members. Explore the links on the left-hand side of the page in order to discover the benefits and services available to faculty members.



University Sports facilities

University Sports facilities

Q: Are there any squash courts?
A: No, but there are three outdoor tennis courts.

Q: Are university sports facilities open to spouses/children?
A: Yes

Q: Is there an indoor running track?
A: No. There's an outdoor track, as well as wonderful forest running and cross country. We also have a fabulous swimming pool, a weight room, exercise treadmills and bikes. 



Q: Any recommendations on reliable shipping agencies from here to Morocco?
A: You will have to enquire in your home country. I know agencies which operate out of Morocco, but have no idea about the other way.

Q: Is duty charged on certain items such as computers and other electronics? If so, how much?
A: Low on computers; my sources say 2.5 %.

Q: How many months in advance do I need to ship things?
A: Generally plan on 2 months for shipping (via an agent) by sea. The postal service is good for smaller packages. Check with your local post office.

Q: What is the procedure at Moroccan customs for shipped goods?
A: You will be notified that your belongings have arrived several days after they have arrived, so that you will be paying storage dues on every day in storage; clarify this amount with your shipping agent. Then, expect to spend at least 2 days in the port of entry, i.e., wherever your goods arrive, going through the paperwork to clear customs.

Q: Is there an address where I can start shipping household goods to AUI in advance of our arrival?
A: Send them to the Dean or Director of your school or center at AUI. 

Outdoor activities

Outdoor activities

Q: Is it acceptable to bike in Morocco? We are thinking of bringing mountain bikes for fun
A: Lots of people bike; it's very acceptable for both genders. Ifrane is a wonderful place for biking.

Q: What are the options for hiking and mountain biking? 
A: Varied and wonderful.