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.
After studying in the South Pacific, many students yearn to return to the region. Yet, it’s intimidating to consider moving abroad alone. Thus you can turn to assistance from organizations and companies with this transition. BUNAC offers both Work Australia and Work New Zealand programs that help you with all your visa details, job support […]
We’re always paying attention to our students to see what they’re packing on programs. And this year quite a few were using Rite in the Rain notepads. Regardless of a drizzle or a downpour, the all-weather spiral pad can withstand the weather. The protective cover and weatherized pages make sure your important notes don’t run […]
Research from the past ten years has been compiled to show that students who study abroad have improved academic performance, higher graduation rates and improved knowledge of cultural practices and context upon returning to their home campus compared to students in control groups. The findings from the Georgia Learning Outcomes of Students Studying Abroad Research Initiative, GLOSSARI, compared graduation […]
Jam-packed with activities, the Fiji program constantly has students on the go learning. One of these activities is a day trip to a remote highlands village and a kayaking trip down the Luva River with Rivers Fiji. Driving up into the highlands, our group stops in Nakavika Village, which 500 to 600 people call home. […]
While on the Coral Coast of Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, our Fiji students learn about the history and evolvement of tourism in the area. Dr. David Harrison from the University of the South Pacific speaks of the changes in tourism since its origins in the area. Tourists began traveling to Fiji in the 1920s […]
Dr. Tom Hammett has been a long-standing professor on AUIP programs. His support of international education extends far beyond our programs to Tom’s involvement with the development, teaching and growth of study abroad programs. Virginia Tech recently recognized his work by honoring him with the 2010 Alumni Award for Excellence in International Education. The award […]
As our Virginia Tech and State University of New York students participate on the North Queensland program, they’ll be on the lookout for the endangered Southern Cassowary, which lives in northeast Australia. Sadly, the flightless cassowary may soon disappear from the area. The Age recently reported that conservationists say the cassowary population will vanish unless […]
The Endeavour Awards is the Australian Government’s merit-based scholarship program providing Americans the chance to study, research or develop professionally in Australia (Sydney Harbor Bridge, pictured left). The Postgraduate Awards will cover up to two years for a master’s degree and 3.5 years for a PhD. You must have completed your undergraduate degree before applying […]
In the United States alone, the population goes through approximately 50 billion water bottles each year, and most of the plastic containers aren’t recycled, according to Bottlemania: How Water Went on Sale and Why We Bought It. These empty bottles sit in landfills, not decomposing for years. Additionally, the transportation of the bottles and refrigeration […]
On the Coral Coast of Fiji, our program stops at Kula Eco Park to observe endangered species of Fiji and learn about necessary breeding methods to restore dwindling population numbers. Kula serves as Fiji’s center for the captive breeding of endangered species and the environmental education of school children. By instilling an environmental conservation mentality […]
So, you’ve just graduated. And you don’t have a job yet. You sure do remember fondly your study abroad in Australia (with those gorgeous sunsets at Lady Elliot Island pictured right) and have a keen interest to work in international education or policy. Does that sound like you? Well, then beef up your resume and […]
We know our programs occur in some of the world’s best places, but it’s always reassuring when others recognize the worth of these destinations. TripAdvisor has released its Travelers’ Choice 2010 picks in which travelers rate the best of the best in global beaches, adventure, culture and sightseeing amongst other categories. Here are some of […]
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 […]