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.
Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: Recycling can be hard to keep up with, composting is difficult for the average family, and unplugging your electronics can feel like a lot of work. If you take little steps every day, going green can be a permanent part […]
Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: No one dreads packing more than me. I am the classic over-packer. I bring enough clothes to ensure I am prepared for EVERY single situation. Gloves? Sure, it might get cold. One sweatshirt? Better bring two in case someone forgets […]
Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: Before I jump into this post, I’d like to tell you a little about myself (in hopes you might actually heed my advice on occasion). My name is Kate Mayfield, and I am a 20-year-old University of Montana senior who […]
Christchurch, New Zealand – American Universities International Programs, Ltd. (AUIP) announces its 2016 Photo Contest “Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes” winners. This year’s theme, “walk a mile in another’s shoes,” refers to trying to understand another’s perspective prior to passing judgment, and is derived from an 1895 poem written by Mary T. Lathrap titled […]
In the United States, August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. In truth, we hardly need a reason to celebrate books over here at AUIP, but we’ll take this as an excuse to share some of our favorite staff reads. Mary Ogburn, International Programs and Development Director, recommends: The Art of Travel by Alain Botton […]
Announcing the 2016 AUIP Photo Contest This year’s theme is “Walk a Mile in Another’s Shoes.” AUIP’s mission is to “promote international cooperation and understanding by providing opportunities for Americans to experience first-hand the cultures and environments of the Oceania region.” Studying abroad can be both eye opening and challenging, especially as many AUIP students […]
Katerina Alemis, the Illinois Abroad marketing intern, writes: The saying, “It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with,” is one that truly resonated with me throughout my time in Australia. After eight weeks of class together, I still felt overwhelmed by the fact that I was going to travel halfway across the world with […]
Anna Lovell, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: While studying abroad in Australia, I got to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas. The experience I had was absolutely amazing and the reef was beautiful. This was definitely one of the highlights on this trip. We headed out in […]
Anna Lovell, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: I can hardly believe that I am about halfway through my time in Australia! The time goes fast while we are here because we have been doing so much, but it also feels like I have been here for months because we have […]
Mariah DeLosSantos, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: If you ever have the opportunity to travel, do it. Whether that be on study abroad, a beach vacation, or a road trip in your home state, it is honestly the best thing you can experience. We’ve traveled all around North Queensland, Australia, […]
Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Hey you! Yeah, you. Are you thinking about studying abroad but dreading the consequences of paying for it all? Have no fear! Here are some simple steps to help lower your costs while actually on the program. 1. Spend smart. […]
Amanda Sanchez, North Carolina State University’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: New Zealand is known for its large farms and rolling green hills bathed in golden sunshine, as portrayed in the Lord of the Rings movies. However, the land has not always looked so picture perfect. Before human settlement, the island had developed […]
Mariah DeLosSantos, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: How could something so beautiful be in such danger? Recently, I got the opportunity to dive in (literally) to the great living system that is the Great Barrier Reef. We got to snorkel and swim with the amazing fish around the reef and […]
Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: The indigenous heritage of New Zealand is highly regarded and important in everyday life and culture — something that is, sadly, not common in America. The Maori people have influence in many areas of life here, including in the environment. There is […]
Anna Lovell, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: Needless to say, I am loving every second I have been in Australia. It is hard to believe I have been in Australia for only one week so far; it seems like I have been here for weeks! It has been interesting and […]
Jessica Wetzel, The Ohio State University’s Sustainability in North Queensland 2016 student blogger, writes: When I chose Australia for my study abroad, I have to admit that the luxurious landscape played a huge role. I didn’t know much about the country, other than what I heard about the beautiful beaches and rainforests. While the […]
Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: Before I came to New Zealand, my perception of tourism involved Walt Disney World, casinos, selfie sticks, and overcrowded resorts. I imagined overpopulated cities full of souvenir shops and sight-seeing companies everywhere you turn. Before I came to New Zealand, I didn’t […]
Mariah DeLosSantos, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: All I can say is wow. I have only been down under for a week and I’ve already had so many adventures and made so many memories. I get to hang with the coolest group of people every day and explore Australia with […]
Amanda Sanchez, North Carolina State University’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: In the short amount of time that we have been in New Zealand, we have seen astounding landscapes, from snowy Southern Alps to magnificent coastal cliffs. Along the way we have been fortunate to experience the best of what New Zealand has […]
Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: Five layovers, six flights, and two days of the most worthwhile travel later, we finally made it to the beautiful South Island of New Zealand! This country has taken every expectation of ours and exceeded them far beyond imagination. Every hike, day […]