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.
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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 […]
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: We have finally arrived in Australia’s Daintree Rainforest and had the pleasure of meeting our field guide, Paul O’Dowd, who we all agree knows everything about anything! Paul led us on rainforest tours, both during the day and at […]
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: We have arrived safe and sound in the “land down under”! After leaving bright and early from New Zealand, we reached Townsville and headed directly for an overnight sleepover at Reef HQ. After hearing all about their conservation methods […]
Katie Armstrong, the Buckeyes Abroad North Queensland Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment 2015 student blogger, writes: When I first read through my itinerary for my 3.5 week journey to Australia I was nervous for a few portions of the trip. I did not know what to expect from some of our destinations, […]
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: Hello and Kia Ora! Our last days in New Zealand came much too soon, we were busy up until the very last second! Over the last few days we ventured to a Maori Unities Educational Lodge, called Waitaia Lodge, […]
Virginia Reid, the Hokies Abroad service-learning in New Zealand and North Queensland 2015 student blogger, writes: Kia Ora! After thirty long hours of travel, we are all settled in and adjusted to our temporary New Zealand home in Tauranga! It is safe to say, it was worth it for the beautiful views and delicious […]
Katie Armstrong, the Buckeyes Abroad North Queensland Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment 2015 student blogger, writes: My second week in Australia has been equally as amazing as the first. I spent last week mostly in Port Douglas, a popular tourist location. We then moved on to Cape Tribulation where I sit now, surrounded […]
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 […]