Fez is a city in northern inland Morocco and the capital of the Fès-Meknès administrative region. It is the second largest city of Morocco after Casablanca, with a population of 1.1 million (2014). Located to the northeast of Atlas Mountains, Fez is situated at the crossroad of the important cities of all regions; 206 km (128 mi) from Tangier to the northwest, 246 km (153 mi) from Casablanca, 169 km (105 mi) from Rabat to the west, and 387 km (240 mi) from Marrakesh to the southwest which leads to the Trans-Saharan trade route. It is surrounded by the high grounds, and the old city is penetrated by the River of Fez flowing from the west to east.
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
The incomings will be applying for internships in the CHU HASSAN II - FES The official website of the Hospital : http://www.chu-fes.ma/index.jsf
If you are placed in a host family, meals will be provided by the family. Otherwise, we will provide you with some pocket money to cover the expenses of at least one main meal per working day.
Lodging will be with a host family or student flats.
The Fes airport is the best flight destination for any incomings.
Incomings can also go arrive in the Casablanca International airport and take a 4 hour train ride to Fes.
The city also offers various bus, train, taxi services.
A social program is available all year long for students who are interested.
On summer months : JULY- AUGUST, we try to organise trips to 3 of the must see cities in Morocco ( Chefchaouen, Marrakech, Merzouga )
Fez is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and many non-Moroccans are now restoring traditional houses (riads and dars) as second homes in the Fez medina. The most important monuments in the city are:
Located by the Atlas Mountains, Fez has a Mediterranean climate with a strong continental influence, shifting from cold and rain in the winter to dry and hot days in the summer months between June and September. Rainfall can reach up to 600 mm (24 in) per year. The winter highs typically reach only 15 °C (59 °F) in December–January. The highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in the city are 46.7 °C (116 °F) and −8.2 °C (17 °F), respectively.(see weather-table below). Fez's climate is strongly similar to the one you find in Seville and Cordoba of Spain. Snowfall on average occurs once every 5 years.