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.
Joe Bagazinski, 2014-15 New Zealand and Sydney Sustainable Business student blogger, writes: After hearing about the 2011 Christchurch earthquakes I was not sure what to expect when visiting the city, but it turned out to be one of the strangest feelings I’ve ever had. I never knew the old Christchurch, but as I walked through the shadows […]
Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Ever need to get away? To prove to yourself you can be independent in an environment foreign to you? Ever want to immerse yourself in a new culture completely? I know I had all of these feelings when I first applied to study abroad […]
Xuanyan Ouyang, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: For me, to travel is to discover something new, something that will surprise me about myself. During each journey I find out who and what I am. My name is Xuanyan, and I am from a city named Foshan in Southern China. My […]
Courtney Roth, the Hokies Abroad marketing intern, writes: During our study abroad in North Queensland, we learned about the pernicious human impact on the environment. Upon my return to the U.S., I made a conscious effort to live a more sustainable and environmentally friendly life. With 2015 right around the corner, many of you may […]
Adam Carron, the Buckeyes Abroad marketing intern, writes: Figuring out how to avoid breaking the bank while studying abroad can be a difficult task, especially when it comes to food! However, I found that there are some strategies to limit this expense and put that money toward something much more interesting, such as a Shotover […]
Caroline Gilmore, the Richmond Down Under marketing intern, writes: When I arrived in Townsville for the North Queensland, Australia program last summer, I knew little about Aboriginal Australian culture. The little I remembered from high school was certainly not enough. Fortunately while in Australia, we were given the opportunity to connect with the indigenous […]
Carly Kubly, the Eagles Abroad marketing intern, writes: Usually the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine a vineyard is row upon row of grapes. Having grown up in a farm town in Minnesota, I have seen my fair share of crops and so was not particularly thrilled to be taking a […]
Joe Bagazinski, 2014-15 New Zealand and Sydney Sustainable Business student blogger, writes: Hi everyone! My name is Joe Bagazinski; I am a senior marketing student from the University of North Texas. Nine months ago I was casually sitting in my Marketing Foundations course when an opportunity to do a Wintermester abroad in New Zealand and […]
It’s that time of the year again when holiday decorations are popping up all over the country! In spite of the overabundance of exciting festivities, it’s not entirely fun and games when it comes to finding the right gifts for your loved ones. With increasingly-stringent baggage allowances, buying a useful yet compact item for your […]
Isamar Pineda, 2014-15 Antarctica Sustainability student blogger, writes: Hello, my name is Isamar Pineda, and I am currently in my third year at the University at Buffalo majoring in international studies. When I graduate, I hope to obtain a job in the international sector and join the Peace Corps while traveling as much as possible. […]
Thomas Koller, the Lions Abroad marketing intern, writes: When people ask me about my experience studying abroad in Fiji and North Queensland and Sydney, I hesitate. I hesitate not because I did not enjoy the experience (this would be a complete and utter lie); I hesitate because their question conjures feelings of joy, excitement, euphoria, […]
With 63 entries to consider, our judges didn’t have an easy task of selecting winners for the 2014 Photo Contest: The Wonders of Oceania. The judges remarked that the photos certainly represented AUIP’s experiential programs very comprehensively. After scrutinizing each entry though, the results are in, and we’re excited to share with you this year’s […]
Evan Tipton, the Grizzlies Abroad marketing intern, writes: “What is your favorite place?” Is a question you hear a lot as a professional in the travel and tourism industry. Every time I hear it, I give the same heartfelt answer, “The South Island of New Zealand, hands down.” During the winter of 2010-11, I got […]
Amanda Ferguson, 2014 North Queensland student blogger, writes: Thursday, May 29 If being in Australia wasn’t magical enough, swimming with Nemo and his friends certainly was far more than I could have imagined. I think many of my classmates would agree that while every event on this trip has been spectacular, they’ve all been stops […]
Amanda Ferguson, 2014 North Queensland student blogger, writes: Thursday, May 22 G’day, mates! After the farmstay, I now have an accent! I’m just kidding, I still sound very American, but on the Atherton Tablelands with my host family was a chance to hear a variety of the local lingo. “Keen as mustard” meaning smart and […]
Amanda Ferguson, 2014 North Queensland student blogger, writes: Sunday, May 10 This week we’ve been kicking it at Eco Village at Mission Beach. The Wet Tropics rainforest and local Aboriginal culture have been the topics of discussion during our lectures and field excursions. The Aboriginals really had a unique connection to the land. We learned […]
Amanda Ferguson, 2014 North Queensland student blogger, writes: The water! The rocks! The sky! If I were to write a poem about my stay here in Australia so far that is what it would be. No kidding though, everything is wonderful here. Arrival at Bungalow Bay on Magnetic Island was immediately followed by a trip […]
Amanda Ferguson, 2014 North Queensland student blogger, writes: Adventure is out there! That is my main expectation for this program in Australia. Other than that, my prospects are mainly filled with questions. There are sure to be koalas and kangaroos, and the dry Outback along with the wet rainforests, but what else is out there? […]
Are you looking to enter the field of international education? Do you have a passion for travel? Or do you possess exceptional public speaking skills? If you said ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then our Contract Marketing Assistant position might be the right job fit for you. AUIP is pleased to announce we are […]
As AUIP Maymester and summer 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 […]