Visiting Morocco does not require a visa if you are from the United States however, you will be required to obtain a residency permit if you intend to stay 3+ months. If you are studying at Al Akhawayn, the University really does strive to do everything they can to help you. If you at first find it bizaare that Abderrafie, from the OIP office, friends you on Facebook, don’t because he and a woman named Kadija are the most helpful people there. You will want them within reach, and vice versa!
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