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.
Katerina Alemis, the Illinois Abroad marketing intern, writes: On this day exactly two months ago I embarked on a trip to Australia. I did not know what this trip would bring me, but I was excited for everything about this experience. After finally arriving after what felt like forever, I could not wait to explore […]
Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Australia was a blast! I can’t believe that my trip has come to an end and I am already back in Wisconsin. After leaving New Zealand we crossed the Tasman Sea to Australia. Here we had a short visit in […]
Rachel Lackenmier, the School of Visual Arts Down Under Visual Arts in Sydney 2015-16 student blogger, writes: We are now more than halfway through our program here in Sydney and unfortunately the rain has followed us from State College. It’s a good thing we’re used to the crazy and ever-changing weather and we all came […]
Rachael Lackenmier, the School of Visual Arts Down Under Visual Arts in Sydney 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Today we traveled two hours west to the Blue Mountains where we explored aboriginal culture, painted boomerangs, and hiked the trails with our tour guide Kathy. We learned that every aboriginal painting tells a different story. Using symbols […]
Christine Oksas, the University of Illinois Health and Diversity in Sydney and South Australia 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Upon arriving in Sydney were struck by the intensity of its atmosphere. People in crisp navy suits hurry importantly from place to place. Couples stroll along the waterfront admiring the Sydney Opera House against the blue sky. […]
Rachel Lackenmier, the School of Visual Arts Down Under Visual Arts in Sydney 2015-16 student blogger, writes: After approximately 30 hours of traveling through three airports, two countries, and across one ocean, the Penn State Visual Arts group has arrived in Sydney, Australia and we are more than ready to take on this city. So […]
Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: New Zealand has been absolutely amazing! Today we traveled to our last New Zealand city, Queenstown. I can’t believe my time in New Zealand is almost over but I am excited to see what Australia has in store. […]
Christine Oksas, the University of Illinois Health and Diversity in Sydney and South Australia 2015-16 student blogger, writes: The vast, dry, rust-colored land here in Australia has seen so much history – some of the oldest in the world. Though at times it may be sad and hard to hear, learning about the history of […]
Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Kia Ora! That means hello in Maori, which the indigenous culture here in New Zealand. The first few days of the trip have been packed full of activities. I was fortunate enough to make it to all of my flights […]
Olivia Carros, the Buckeyes Abroad Human and Natural Systems in Antarctica 2015 student blogger, writes: Celebrating the holidays in Antarctica was an amazing experience; not only did we have snow 24/7, but we got to celebrate with seals, whales, and penguins! We were surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscapes during our Christmas Eve […]
Christine Oksas, the University of Illinois Health and Diversity in Sydney and South Australia 2015-16 student blogger, writes: “If anyone does get bitten, we will have access to an anti-venom,” these were the words from our guide during our pre-departure Skype with AUIP staff. I briefly wondered what I’d got myself into, but quickly returned […]
Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: As the weather up north gets colder, I am brushing the dust off my summer dresses and sandals. Why you ask? Because next week I will be boarding a plane to Australia and New Zealand, anticipating an experience of a […]
It’s been quite the year for AUIP and as usual our team have traversed the globe for business and pleasure. We know what we like when we’re flying, hiking, and driving around the world, so with the holiday season upon us once again we’ve done the leg-work for you in finding the best gifts for […]
Hi everyone, my name is Olivia Carros and I am a second year student at the Ohio State University studying Environmental Policy and Decision Making with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Once I graduate, I hope to obtain a Masters in Environmental Social Science and join the Peace Corps while traveling to different countries as […]
Hannah Wannamaker, the Florida Down Under marketing intern writes: Generally, when people think of the Great Barrier Reef they picture a colorful paradise teeming with fish and coral, something similar to a scene from Finding Nemo. Growing up in Florida, I was no exception having dived my fair share of coral reefs. I believed […]
Chris Radinsky, the Baylor in Australia marketing intern writes: “How was your summer?”, “How was Australia?” These are the questions I was asked repeatedly upon returning from my study abroad. My response was simple. Studying abroad in Australia was the most amazing learning experience I have ever had. From snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef, […]
Cedar Richardson, the Tigers Abroad marketing intern writes: Adventure: Something we all dreamed about as children, but most of us lose track of as we grow older. As a freshman at Clemson University, I was approached with the opportunity to travel across the world to learn about sustainability in North Queensland and New Zealand […]
As AUIP Winter-mester programs quickly approach, our student blogging program is accepting applications. If you’re a student with a passion for writing, photography or videography, or just simply enjoy sharing your experiences with a vast audience, then we encourage you to apply. AUIP will select student bloggers for each destination in Australia, Fiji, New Zealand, […]
Have you been craving a flight to somewhere exciting? Maybe you’ve had your eye on an Apple iPad Mini for a while? Well, if you enter the 2015 AUIP Photo Contest: Pacific Wanderers, then you could win one of these great prizes, or one of many others! The 2015 AUIP Photo Contest is now open and […]
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: Anxious and excited, we reached Port Douglas and attended a pre-departure lecture for our two day adventure on the Great Barrier Reef. We met the owner of Eye to Eye Marine Encounters, John Rumney, who gave us snorkeling tips […]