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.

Student Perspective: Understanding the Land Down Under

February 24, 2017
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Shana-Kay Hart, the Penn State School of Visual Arts Down Under student blogger, writes: As another fall semester came to an end, I looked forward to escaping the wintry dreariness that would soon plague State College. With the promise of good weather and an unforgettable experience ahead, I set out to the other side of […]

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Student Perspective: Wander Wisely

January 11, 2017
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Shana-Kay Hart, the Penn State School of Visual Arts Down Under student blogger, writes: Quaint Parisian coffee shops, decadent Italian desserts, and alluring Caribbean beaches: travelling can be a very exciting time whether it is to France, South Africa, or Australia. When exploring a new country, city, and culture, you will understandably and hopefully be […]

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Student Perspective: Last Minute Reminders

January 6, 2017
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Shana-Kay Hart, the Penn State School of Visual Arts Down Under student blogger, writes: Ah, December. A time for ice-skating, warm beverages, and other holiday festivities as we draw closer to a new year. This last month is a time to prepare for 2017, spend time with family and friends, unwind before heading back to […]

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Student Perspective: “It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with.”

July 21, 2016
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Katerina Alemis, the Illinois Abroad marketing intern, writes: The saying, “It’s not where you are, it’s who you’re with,” is one that truly resonated with me throughout my time in Australia. After eight weeks of class together, I still felt overwhelmed by the fact that I was going to travel halfway across the world with […]

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Student Perspective: Angus, the giant humpheaded wrasse

July 8, 2016
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Anna Lovell, the Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: While studying abroad in Australia, I got to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef near Port Douglas. The experience I had was absolutely amazing and the reef was beautiful. This was definitely one of the highlights on this trip. We headed out in […]

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