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.
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Each year we receive the opportunity to visit with all our current and potential future partner institutions in one place: the NAFSA annual conference. This year Kansas City, Missouri served as the NAFSA conference site. The Opening Reception, pictured right, was quite overwhelming as over 7,000 people gathered in the Power and Light District to […]
Boarding an airplane in the States can feel like being a herded cow. Then once you’re on board the sentiment changes to being a sardine squished into a can. Needless to say, if you’ve flown economy class then it’s not the most pleasant experience and far from luxurious. Elsewhere in the world, especially in Asia […]
Most of our students can’t wait to visit Queenstown on their New Zealand program because it’s the Adventure Capital of the World. But not many know about the delicious food served up around town in endless cafes and restaurants. Well, we’re here to get the word out about some of our favorite places to chow […]
With a resident population of 40 manta rays, which form the island’s iconic logo, Lady Elliot Island offers a strong chance of seeing these majestic creatures in the wild while snorkeling with your field guides. Our South Queensland program visits Lady Elliot for their Great Barrier Reef portion of the field studies.
One of the most frequent remarks students give at the end of a program is that they wish they had packed less. No one enjoys hauling around more luggage than necessary. And truthfully, on our programs you don’t need much. An ideal way to cut your luggage’s size is to limit and pack reusable clothing. […]
With the massive range of fish and oceanic species offered at sushi restaurants today, it’s a challenge knowing which ones are sustainable to eat. Thankfully we’ve discovered the Blue Ocean Institute’s guide to ocean friendly sushi. Created in collaboration with the Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Blue Ocean Institute works toward ocean conservation through efforts like […]
How many of us have dealt with an airline flight delay? And how much of a pain is it when that delay drags on for hours and hours? Unfortunately numerous of our students already this summer incurred flight delays, some up to 12 hours long! No one likes a flight delay. But what can you […]
One of our directors Kevin Arscott spent some time in Townsville recently with the Penn State group studying in Northeast Queensland. Kevin returned with positive remarks about two restaurants worth mentioning. At the Seaview Hotel’s Steakhouse, you can eat by the waterfront for reasonable prices. For a weekday lunch, consider their $14 special pita sandwiches […]
In all of our course books, we provide travel guides to the areas in which our students will be studying. Nonetheless, we always enjoy reading someone else’s take on the region and learning something new ourselves. That’s why we enjoy the online edition of the National Geographic Traveler city and country guides. With destinations worldwide, […]
With a population approaching 2 million, Brisbane ranks as the third largest city in Australia behind Sydney and Melbourne. However in the 2006 census, Brisbane recorded the largest growth rate of all capital cities with an annual growth rate of 2.2 percent. Plus Southeast Queensland, in which Brisbane is located, is the fastest growing region […]
What’s the most important item not to lose when traveling? That’s right, your passport! Well just in case you do lose your passport, guess what’s the next best thing to have? A copy of your passport. So as you’re packing, be sure to make multiple copies of your passport. Leave one at home with a […]
Looking for some delicious grub while you’re in Christchurch? Well, take the lead from our staff and head to one of these restaurants to fill your belly with goodness. Sheena suggests Costas Souvlaki Bar (150 Amagh Street) for a fast and cheap yet delicious meal of souvlaki, as the name denotes, and various sides. Or […]
The E-Base on Antarctica’s shores broadcasts year-round educational information about climate change from an education center powered entirely by renewable energy. Located by a cleared beach on King George Island, Antarctica, the base comes from the tutelage of the explorer and environmentalist Robert Swan. The base runs off completely renewable energy 365 days a year. […]
Imagine you’re traveling almost non-stop and only have $200 to spend on food in the coming three and a half weeks. An impossible task you think? Not at all. Yes, it’s impossible if you want to eat at five-star restaurants every night. However, for a usual college-student’s palate, such a food budget is completely feasible. […]
The New Zealand program begins in country tomorrow on the South Island’s Garden City of Christchurch. Christchurch is the most populated city on the South Island with approximately 370,000 residents and the second largest, after Auckland, in the country. The first inhabitants of Christchurch were Moa hunters, who probably arrived as early as 1000 A.D. […]
As the Sydney program concludes, we asked our students, pictured left, to name their favorite activity during the past eight days. Many said they couldn’t possibly choose just one aspect of the program or their free time, as every day held something new and exciting. Here’s a sampling of what each students cited: John Byrnes: […]
The Blue Mountain World Heritage area begins approximately 31 miles west of Sydney’s city center. The Greater Blue Mountains Area was nominated for listing as a World Heritage Area and was unanimously accepted on November 29, 2000. It thus became the fourth area in New South Wales to be listed. Starting the morning with a […]
Only 18 miles south of Sydney, Royal National Park encompasses over 40,200 acres of land with 93 miles of walking tracks, beach access and picnic and camping areas. For Sydney residents, the park offers an easy daytrip out of the city. Likewise for our students, Royal gave an opportunity to experience one of the park’s […]
Sore feet. Buff legs. And minds full of new knowledge. Yes, that about sums up our Sydney students after their day of walking throughout Sydney. At the guidance of Dr. Michael Darcy from the University of Western Sydney, our students learned about the globalization, affordability (or lack thereof!) and urban redevelopment in sprawling Sydney. Visiting […]
This afternoon our Sydney students, pictured left, ventured to Sydney Olympic Park to learn about its water and energy innovations. The group drove through Newington, the world’s first sustainable suburb, which was originally the 2000 Sydney Olympics’ athletes housing site. Student Jastevia Sallet says, “I love how all the houses have recycled water. It was cool […]