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.
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 […]
Did you know that the fear of flying, known as aerophobia, is the second biggest fear in the U.S. after public speaking? Are you one of the many people with aerophobia? Well, you aren’t alone in that category. Despite all the flights our AUIP team takes each year, two of our staffers have serious aerophobia. […]
It’s hard to believe that a 6.3 magnitude earthquake devastated Christchurch in February 2011 and now the rebuilding city has received a coveted spot on Lonely Planet’s top cities list. But that’s exactly the case for the resilient Garden City. As the only New Zealand city on the list, Christchurch gained the sixth place in […]
Krysta Frye, the Deacons Abroadmarketing intern, discusses her time on Lady Elliot Island in South Queensland, Australia and what she learned from the Great Barrier Reef: If you’re like the old me, when you think of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef you imagine little Nemo swimming through beautiful underwater jungles, pristine seas, and dynamic corals […]
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIsn-gPhiDo?list=UUB5bJv3jXOXtBYd9xNR_Jtg&hl=en_US&w=560&h=315] Video transcript: Look a seal pup in the face and try to restrain yourself from audibly saying “awwww.” It’s just not possible. Well, at least it wasn’t possible for our team on a recent trip to the Ohau Stream Walk outside of Kaikoura, New Zealand. Just north of Ohau Point seal colony is […]
Earlier this year, we highlighted Rick Steves’ opinion that study abroad is a necessity, not a luxury. Now, the expert travel writer declares that his “student travel shaped his future in a wonderful way” and uses this video to encourage students to study abroad. Take a listen to hear his thoughts on why students going […]
Robert Smith, the Wolfpack Abroad marketing intern, writes: Studying abroad in the South Pacific is amazing, but there is something to keep in mind when preparing to travel abroad: It is important to be equipped with the right gear. You will be seeing and doing countless exciting things, so you do not want to worry […]