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.
Kasha Patel, Deacons Abroad marketing intern, writes: College checklist: get free stuff from activity fairs, visit every fraternity house, pull an all-nighter, and…visit Australia? I never thought I would have the chance to visit Australia so early in my life, but now, after coming back from my month-long trip, I can’t really imagine a better […]
Dr. Lee Stoner, our Director of Academic Affairs writes: I have just returned from spending eight days at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, Australia. I was there for the first week of our new Exercise Physiology program. I had not been to Canberra before, so I was excited about the visit, but what […]
Bowen Humphreys, Grizzlies Abroad marketing intern, writes: While it may sound cliché, my study abroad experience on the southern island of New Zealand really was a “life-changing” experience. Though I had been out of the country before (some may say Canada doesn’t really count), it was my first true overseas trip to a noticeably different […]
What’s the number one way students find out about our programs? Yep, word of mouth! Students consistently prefer to hear about study abroad options from a person. And no better people exist to talk about our programs than our alumni. Hence, this year we hired a team of AUIP marketing interns at some of our […]
Regardless of whether you’ve been to Sydney or not, you’re likely familiar with the iconic Sydney Opera House gracing the southern shore of Sydney Harbor. The Sydney Opera House serves as host to an abundance of performances from comedy to ballet to opera. This new tribute video highlights the many types of performances in the Opera House […]
A comment we often receive from students at the end of the programs is that they want to be able to take all that they have learnt on the issue of sustainability back to their everyday lives and lead a ‘greener’ life. Similarly, the majority of students having traveled to the South Pacific have well […]
Students from the South Queensland program or those that had a stopover between North Queensland and Fiji will have spent some time in the city of Brisbane. For some time, Brisbane was considered the boring city of Australia with little culture, no beach, no beauty and very little to do. In tourism terms it functioned […]
Want a top-rated Marmot jacket or snazzy Flip Video UltraHD? Or what about a gift certificate for UGG Australia or Shutterfly? Or maybe you desire the Lonely Planet travel guides and EvoShield gear on offer? Whatever you’re keen to obtain, we hope you’re ready to enter the 2011 AUIP Photo Contest: Far Beyond the Classroom […]
We noticed on this year’s programs that many students had one of these Overland Equipment satchels. With an external trifold organizer, the bag provides dedicated storage for your keys, electronics, passport and sunglasses. Students raved about the side pockets which can hold a water bottle and a compact umbrella, two essential items on our programs. […]
Check out this amazing image that AUIP’s Eleanor had sent to her by some friends in Australia. Taken by Bob Barker and published in The Daily Telegraph in Sydney, Australia, the photograph shows a massive wave exploding on Ben Buckler point at North Bondi. Read more about the shot here.
Last week we told you about Trip Advisor’s top picks for Australian beaches and where you could see them on our programs. This week we have been checking out their top 25 destinations in the South Pacific and counting the number of destinations that we visit on our programs. We counted the following (and their […]
Did you have a phenomenal experience in Australia and want to promote the country? The Embassy of Australia is looking for students that have prior study experience in Australia for a fall internship position in Washington, D.C. The fall internship will run from September to December with flexible start and end dates. Interns are hired […]
Back in June we told you about an emperor’s penguin’s surprise visit to New Zealand. Since then the penguin, named Happy Feet, has been getting up to all sorts. After being left alone on the beach in the hope that he would return to the sea, Happy Feet started eating the sand and became sick. Penguins […]
Can you imagine body surfing waves at Balding Bay on Magnetic Island? Or swimming through a coral overhang on the Great Barrier Reef? Or walking beside a kangaroo? Thanks to Oregon State student Reed Arce, you don’t have to imagine any of those things. All you have to do is watch his video capturing moments […]
AUIP staff in Christchurch are enjoying working from home today as the city has been hit with its heaviest snowfall in 16 years. Residents woke to a foot of snow that had fallen overnight. That snow coupled with further heavy falls during the morning has brought Christchurch to a relative standstill with the airport, […]
AUIP Programs that visit Sydney will often head to the Blue Mountains with Discovery Walks Talks and Tours for a day filled with magnificent views and knowledgeable guides. This year with 30 guests, young and old, Blue Mountains Discovery Walks Talks and Tours celebrated Australian Heritage Week 2011 with a guided walk along the remarkable Grand Canyon Walking Track at […]
As part of the Fiji program students spend a day and a night in Votua Village. For the time that they are in the village they are allocated a host family who they stay with and participate in village life with. Evaluations always show this experience to be a program highlight and the SUNY-Brockport program […]
For those of you who have been on the New Zealand program you would have most likely visited the beautiful Hinewai Reserve and met the charming Hugh Wilson. Sadly, last week a fire caused by a lightning strike destroyed a third of the reserve. The Hinewai Reserve includes more than 12,000ha of gorse and regenerating native […]
It’s no secret that Australia is known for its world-class beaches. But did you know that Australia’s beaches took eight of the ten awards for Trip Advisor’s 2011 Best Beaches? Back in January we told you how to use Trip Advisor for hotel picks, so you may already know that our programs visit almost all […]
For our recently returned study abroad students, we’re sure you cannot stop thinking about all the picturesque scenery you observed, unique places you visited and cool people you met. To help our New Zealand students look back at the welcoming country they called home for nearly a month, we share with you this video. Maybe […]