Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Engaging with Fijian kava ceremonies. Exploring the startling beauty of New Zealand's Milford Sound. Stepping to the edge of the world in Antarctica. This is why many alumni call our programs the single most influential experience of their university careers.
For over 40 years, AUIP has been providing programs that combine rigorous academic study with opportunities for experiential learning. Learn about our passionate team, our unwavering commitment to international education, and our long-term partner universities nationwide.
Upon returning home, you've joined a special community of individuals committed to international cooperation and understanding with an increased respect and appreciation for other cultures and environments. We want to stay in touch with you and help you continue making the most of your international experience.
Whether you’re new to international education or have led dozens of programs abroad, our team can support you in your faculty-led endeavors. From assisting with the development of a customized program to providing you with pre-departure tools, we handle the full scope of your needs.
As a parent, we know you are concerned about your student going abroad. We are here to help you obtain the necessary information and reassure you with your student’s decision to study abroad. Study abroad advisors at your student's campus can provide university-specific details in relation to their AUIP programs.
Studying abroad is a major, life-changing opportunity, but endless questions exist in the process of heading overseas. Understand the benefits of studying abroad with us, prepare for your international experience, and ensure your dream becomes a reality.
Announcing the 2017 AUIP Photo Contest “A Single Step” AUIP’s programs encourage participants, academic faculty, local suppliers, and its employees to engage in cross-cultural dialogue and interaction that will result in an increased respect and appreciation for other cultures and environments, as well as helping to understand home cultures. This year’s theme is […]
Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas Special Learners in Oceania student blogger writes in her final blog post: My spectacular study abroad program has come to an end, and although I am sad to finish this brief chapter of my life, I am incredibly thankful for the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve […]
Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas Special Learners in Oceania student blogger writes: As my time in New Zealand comes to an end, I wanted to share some of the many spectacular things I have experienced in the past week. Our second stop in New Zealand was to Kaikoura, a small town rich with […]
Jessica Fong, Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes in her final blog post: The Sydney Opera House is an iconic building recognized all around the world. We had the distinct pleasure of going on a group tour of this incredible cultural center. To begin the tour, our lovely German tour guide […]
Jessica Fong, Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes: Chillagoe is exactly what I imagined the Outback to look like. What did I imagine it to look like you ask? Great question! Imagine a reddish-brown landscape, with sparse tree coverage and large rock formations surrounding the area. There are no large buildings and […]
Students from Virginia Tech and The College at Brockport, SUNY, write: The Great Barrier Reef is like a sick trauma patient. It is suffering from mass coral bleaching, excessive seaweed or macroalgae, poor water quality, runoff, and other ailments. In many places, it is degraded and dying; however, it is not dead yet. So what […]
Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas College of Education student blogger writes: Our first set of school visits was, in my opinion, quite successful! In our “Special Learners in Oceania” study abroad group, we bring a full range of academic and professional experience. Some students work on a regular basis in schools for students […]
Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas Special Learners in Oceania student blogger, writes: Kia Ora! Welcome to Wellington, New Zealand! After a long 15-hour flight, we have finally all arrived in the beautiful but very windy Wellington. Our first couple days in the city were spent orienting ourselves to the surrounding area. Several students […]
McKenna Scott, a Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: The things we choose to experience are the the backbone of who we are. This past week, I had a chance to do something that stretched me physically, but left me awestruck in the end. Let me start out by saying, yes, I am a Recreation […]
Jessica Fong, Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes: We are only halfway through our program, and yet have already experienced so much of Australia. On Thursday, our group snorkeled with John Rumney and the staff from Calypso Reef Charters at Opal Reef, which was about an hour and a half by boat […]
Jessica Fong, Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes: Ever since I was accepted into the Barrett in Australia program, all I’ve been able to think about is what it would be like to experience Australian wildlife up close and personal. As we began our travels in Melbourne, I didn’t expect to see […]
Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas’ Special Learners in Oceania student blogger, writes: Greetings, my name is Lauren and I am extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to travel abroad to New Zealand and Australia with a faculty-led program through my college, the University of North Texas. I have been anticipating this program since […]
Lacy Miller, a Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: My name is Lacy Miller and I am not your typical student. My decision to study abroad was a long back-and-forth process, as I am a mother to a two-year-old boy. Picking up and leaving for three weeks was not exactly something I had planned on […]
McKenna Scott, a Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: G’day! My name is McKenna Scott and I am a sophomore Recreation and Leisure Services major at Baylor University. I have been given the opportunity to travel to Australia, and while it seems daunting at times, I am looking forward to the positively enchanting feeling […]
Jessica Fong, the Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes: Now that the semester has finally wrapped up and I am no longer losing sleep over group projects, lab reports, and final exams, I can finally focus my attention on the really important things…like packing for Australia! My name is Jessica Fong and I […]
Amanda Sanchez, the NC State Wolfpack Abroad marketing intern, writes: Studying abroad is an exciting and amazing experience! But when traveling, being prepared can be the difference between a good day and a rough one. So, in preparation for your trip, here are some reasons to take preparing seriously; it might make all the difference on […]
Shana-Kay Hart, the Penn State School of Visual Arts Down Under student blogger, writes: As another fall semester came to an end, I looked forward to escaping the wintry dreariness that would soon plague State College. With the promise of good weather and an unforgettable experience ahead, I set out to the other side of […]
Berkley Svingen, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: No combination of words seem to adequately encompass the personal and professional growth that my time abroad catalyzed. However unexplainable some aspects of my experiences may be, they will always bring forth a reminder of how frequently I laughed each-and-every […]
Shana-Kay Hart, the Penn State School of Visual Arts Down Under student blogger, writes: Before studying abroad, I was the student rolling my eyes at the clichéd responses my peers would offer after returning from their own international experiences. It would always go something like, “It was the best experience of my life,” “It changed […]
Berkley Svingen, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: The community of Christchurch was brought to its knees when the earth convulsed with a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in 2011 eight days after Cupid’s holiday. The city center, with three-quarters of its structures dismantled, was shut down. Fencing rose and […]