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.
As summer programs start in the coming weeks, AUIP seeks program participants to serve as bloggers to share their experiences with our expansive audience. With everyone from current, alumni and prospective students to parents, faculty and staff, our readers span a diverse range of people. Thus, bloggers will be able to reach this community with […]
Tiffany Kascak, the Lions Abroad marketing intern, writes: Free time is a very important time, especially while studying abroad. This is a time where you have more opportunity for your own choices, creativity and learning outside of the course curriculum. Most students divide free time into one of the following categories: being active, relaxing or […]
Brett Davis, the Eagles Abroad marketing intern, writes: Not only is studying abroad an extremely positive experience from a personal standpoint, but an abroad experience can give you a leg up on others when applying to future jobs. Employers seek job candidates with international knowledge, strong references and local contacts. Recently, I attended a career […]
Krysta Frye, the Deacons Abroad marketing intern, sent us this photo of Carnarvon Gorge and remembers this portion of the South Queensland, Australia program saying, “After a couple of nights in the Gold Coast, Noosa and with an amazing family on our Dalby farmstay, we traveled to a remote area of Queensland to explore Carnarvon […]
Last week, our Buckeyes Abroad intern reflected on the environmental consciousness she took home with her from studying abroad in Australia. We’re always pleased when students retain valuable knowledge and implement it upon returning home. Our Wolfpack Abroad intern, Robert Smith, also learned the same concepts while studying in New Zealand and shares this: Many […]
Annalise Kelleher, the Buckeyes Abroad marketing intern, writes: Before I left for Australia, I knew the program’s general theme but didn’t know many details about the subject of “Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment.” I had never considered myself an environmentalist, and I never thought much about my natural surroundings. I knew that I […]
Hannah Strange, the Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: For many students one of the most nerve-racking things about going on a study abroad is the completely terrifying… homestay. Doesn’t sound very intimidating does it? While a homestay is something to which many students look forward, many introverts (such as myself) find the idea of […]
What activities do you typically do on Christmas Day? Maybe you open presents with family and friends, sit around a fire or enjoy a feast. But what about going sea kayaking? Well, that’s exactly what some students on our Antarctica program did on Christmas Day! Laurel Speed, a SUNY Orange student, created this video about […]
AUIP’s Julie Allan writes: I have been to some pretty exotic destinations in my time…Morocco, Poland, Japan and Russia to name a few. But I never ever expected to find myself whale watching, ice camping and polar plunging in Antarctica. In December, I was lucky enough to visit the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent […]
Ali Johnson, the Tigers Abroad marketing intern, writes: As you begin making your summer plans, fellow students, make sure study abroad is on that list. Studying abroad is one of the best experiences I have ever done. After having done so, one of the questions that I have been asked over and over again is: […]
Happy 2013! Our AUIP team hopes all of you enjoyed the holidays with family and friends. While the New Year just started, our preparations for current and upcoming programs have long been underway. From recruiting and marketing to logistics and risk management, all aspects of our programs receive attention year-round. In November 2012, we focused […]
Still deciding what gifts to give this holiday season? Selecting thoughtful presents for countless family members and friends can be more of a pain than LAX customs this time of year. To assist your shopping woes, we’ve compiled our five top travel-related items for every price range. And if you aren’t as enthused by these […]
Katie McCoy, the Illinois Abroad marketing intern, writes: Whilst overseas, you’ll inevitably want to update friends and family back home on your latest adventures. Your parents will want to hear about your breathtaking hikes and what you are learning. And you’ll want to tell your friends about the local rugby game you attended and the […]
AUIP‘s Wolfpack Abroad 2012-13 marketing intern at North Carolina State University reflects on his 2012 New Zealand study abroad program in which their group encountered dusky dolphins, fur seals and various birds and tramped (that’s Kiwi for hiked) trails throughout the South Island. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur80xTbnHJk&feature=share&list=UUB5bJv3jXOXtBYd9xNR_Jtg&hl=en_US&w=560&h=315]
Brett Davis, the Eagles Abroad marketing intern, writes: Studying abroad is an absolutely life changing experience, but how do I truly learn about the culture abroad? That’s a great question. A little background behind why this topic is important to me: As a junior in high school, I was able to visit my cousin in […]
Tessa Arnold, the Hokies Abroad marketing intern, writes: I am a strong believer that every person that studies abroad should keep a journal with them at all times. You may think that you will be tired of writing due to your coursework, but trust me, it’s worth it! I tried to write in my journal […]
Of course Thanksgiving isn’t complete without turkey, stuffing and an abundance of good times, but our team’s feast included a few non-traditional elements as well. With our entire team, spouses and a few friends gathered at Managing Director Laura’s home, the head count left Americans as the minority, despite the holiday at hand. Six Americans […]
Krysta Frye, the Deacons Abroad marketing intern, writes: When I was preparing to study abroad on AUIP’s South Queensland, Australia program, I wish I would have had someone to tell me the inside scoop on what to pack, what to buy when you arrive and how to remain organized throughout the stay. I managed to […]
Robert Smith, the Wolfpack Abroad marketing intern, writes: A lot of people agree that traveling is an exciting experience, and those same people would also agree that it is not exactly low-cost. So, I offer you my few simple money saving tips for studying abroad on a budget: Know the currency – The destination’s currency […]
If you’re headed abroad on an AUIP Wintermester program to Antarctica or Australia and New Zealand this December, then be sure to apply for a student blogger position. Our student bloggers supply the Student Perspective content on this blog and share with our entire study abroad community about their experiences. In 2011 alone, the AUIP […]