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.
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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.
Each year we see amazing photos, videos and writings from our Alumni based on their experiences whilst on AUIP Programs. We often think that these students could be and should be sharing their experiences further! Well now the Glimpse Correspondents Program is offering the chance for those talented photographers and writers who will be working, […]
We’ve all been there, reached the check in desk after waiting in a queue for 30 minutes to find that our baggage is overweight and you are faced with paying additional charges or somehow repacking on the spot. Shine have put together some tips on how to avoid this moment and we’ve thrown in advice […]
As part of the pre-departure quiz on most of our programs, we ask you to work out your ecological footprint, and the results often come as shock. Now National Geographic has put together a water use calculator that shows you how much water you use in everyday life. Interestingly, it takes into account not just […]
The build-up to the 2012 Rugby World Cup has been growing in intensity over the past few days and weeks so it’s hard to believe that the big day is finally here! At 7pm tonight (NZ time) the opening ceremony will begin and it is promised to be an opening ceremony like no other. “It […]
Sara Teear from the AUIP office has recently returned from a holiday with her husband in Melbourne, Australia, she writes: When our friends invited us to their wedding in Melbourne we immediately said that we would attend and then got stuck into planning our trip! During the week we visited numerous Melbourne icons, such as […]
As part of our South Queensland program students visit Lady Elliot Island, pictured below, which is known and recognized as an eco resort through a number of procedures and measures they have put in place. So it was quite fitting for the world’s largest solar boat, MS Turanor PlanetSolar to make a stop at Lady […]
What a tough choice the panel of judges had this year! We had everything from cheeky kangaroos to a church and a few sunsets and beaches thrown in too. It was a very close call this year, but based upon the judging categories of originality, creativity, impact and artistic merit, we are pleased to announce […]
As promised in last week’s blog, we have managed to persuade Sara to share her special pavlova recipe from her Aunty Margaret so you can make one at home and recreate those yummy memories of New Zealand and Australia: Ingredients – 6 eggs (separated) – 2 cups sugar – 2 teaspoons malt vinegar – 3 […]
Some interesting findings were published in the May copy of the journal Nature, showing who were the world’s original travelers. Research has shown that it was in fact women, from two pre-human species that moved out of their birth homes and journeyed elsewhere to start families, most likely to prevent inbreeding. […]
Have you participated in one of our study abroad programs in Australia? Feel like heading back? Here is your chance. Make a video about your study abroad experience in Australia and how it has impacted your career, academic prospects or life to help you achieve your goals and you could be in to win two […]
If you have been on either the New Zealand or one of the Australian programs you may very well have encountered the famous pavlova. For those of you who haven’t eaten this treat, the pavlova is a meringue with a crisp crust and soft, light inside and is traditionally decorated with a topping of whipped […]
That’s the tag line that the Coromandel Peninsula uses for promotional material and after spending a few days there last month AUIP’s Sheena can see why. The Coromandel Peninsula is the perfect destination for students spending a few days in Auckland in-between or after programs. It is within an hour and a half drive from […]
Soon Christchurch will be reaching the year mark since the first 7.1 quake hit the region on September 4. Since that life-changing event, over 7,000 aftershocks have shaken the city, including the devastating 6.3 on February 22 that has left the central city a “no go” zone. However, in a positive step forward for the […]
Have you always wanted to win a People’s Choice Award? Well, while you won’t have the chance to walk the red carpet, you can win a gift pack full of goodies! This year, our AUIP Photo Contest has a new category: The People’s Choice Award. We know that our panel of judges will select some […]
The idea of growing your own vegetables will appeal to many. Not only does it often work out cheaper, healthier (you know there are no strange chemicals in there) and more sustainable, but also you gain a sense of achievement when you pull out a carrot that you have grown and add it to your […]
Dr. Lee Stoner, our Director of Academic Affairs writes: I recently came back from a visit to Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). I was actually on site helping to start our new Exercise Physiology program at the Australian Institute of Sport. However, while there, four of the students (Trevor, Adam, Heeral and Mary) […]
Alyse Horn, Lions Abroad marketing intern, writes: Hello friends! My name is Alyse Horn and I’m representing myself for Pennsylvania State University as the AUIP/Lions Abroad Marketing Intern. I am thrilled to have been chosen as the student to represent these wonderful programs. I am going into my senior year at Penn State and am […]
Program alumni, we know you are currently working, studying and traveling in unique, impressive places. And you are deserving of recognition for the successes you’ve gone on to achieve after studying abroad in the South Pacific. Thus, AUIP introduces the Alumni of the Month Award which will highlight one outstanding alumnus or alumna each month […]
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVZPdeUY2oQ] Amanda Wilson, Hokies Abroad marketing intern, writes: Hey, my name is Amanda Wilson and I am excited to be the new marketing intern for AUIP and Hokies Abroadat Virginia Tech. My educational background and passion is in wildlife sciences which is what first motivated me to study abroad. I wanted to see the unique […]
Hannah Strange, Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: It has been more than two years since I got back from my Florida Down Under programs. But I just found out I am the new FDU Marketing Intern and this has led me to procrastinate away most of the last week staring at pictures of my […]