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.
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: G’Day and Kia Ora! My name is Virginia Reid and I will be the voice behind the Virginia Tech and SUNY Brockport 23-day field course in New Zealand and North Queensland, Australia this summer. Each week I will […]
Katie Armstrong, the Buckeyes Abroad North Queensland Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment 2015 student blogger, writes: My first week in Australia has been absolutely amazing. I cannot believe how much I have learned and experienced in just 7 days. I also can’t believe how close my group has already become and how well […]
Katie Armstrong, the Buckeyes Abroad North Queensland Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment 2015 student blogger, writes: It was during my junior year of high school that I really began to appreciate the value of education and knowledge. While I have always been motivated to maintain good grades, like many high-school students I followed […]
Jackie Jorgensen, the Eagles Abroad marketing intern, writes: I never knew 23 days could change my life; in just 23 days my perspective on this world was greatly enriched. After seeing New Zealand and Australia, I’m not sure how the world could ever get any more incredible. These countries offer vast jaw-dropping landscapes, and a […]
Caroline Gilmore, the Richmond Down Under marketing intern, writes: On the North Queensland program our guides led us through different habitats and ecosystems, teaching us about the land they knew so much about. Their stories about the outback, Daintree Rainforest, and Great Barrier Reef were engaging and kept us informed as we made our way […]
Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Studying abroad in Fiji has been one of the most influential trips of my life. I made new friends, learned new customs and took more from the experience than I ever thought possible. I zip-lined through the rainforest, kayaked down the gorgeous Navua […]
Ashley Carlisle, the Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: Though I had waited years for the opportunity to study abroad, I still had reservations about having limited communication and not knowing anyone else. But I knew I could not forgo such an amazing opportunity because of a little apprehensiveness. I jumped in at the deep […]
Xuanyan Ouyang, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Life-changing means you have experienced something different that alters life circumstances or outlooks in a substantial way. The day and a half we spent in Votua Village, short yet eye-opening, was just that. The homestay experience helped us learn more about the true Fijian lifestyle and […]
Xuanyan Ouyang, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Bula! As with every study abroad program, academic study was not the only thing that we were doing. Our program combined activities and cultural interactions to enhance our learning in an experiential way. Two of my favorite program components were our kayaking and ziplining adventures. Kayaking […]
Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Going into my study abroad program, living with a homestay family was something I dreaded. Even while in Fiji, I couldn’t help but be nervous for what was to come. Looking back now, I wish I hadn’t been this way, as this was one […]
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. […]