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: Kaikoura and Christchurch

June 30, 2017
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Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas Special Learners in Oceania student blogger writes: As my time in New Zealand comes to an end, I wanted to share some of the many spectacular things I have experienced in the past week. Our second stop in New Zealand was to Kaikoura, a small town rich with […]

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Student Perspective: Windy Wellington and Mahinawa Specialist School

June 20, 2017
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Lauren Fenyes, the University of North Texas College of Education student blogger writes: Our first set of school visits was, in my opinion, quite successful! In our “Special Learners in Oceania” study abroad group, we bring a full range of academic and professional experience. Some students work on a regular basis in schools for students […]

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Student Perspective: The Art of Rebuilding a City

January 14, 2017
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Berkley Svingen, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: The community of Christchurch was brought to its knees when the earth convulsed with a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in 2011 eight days after Cupid’s holiday. The city center, with three-quarters of its structures dismantled, was shut down. Fencing rose and […]

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Student Perspective: Ecological preservation efforts in New Zealand

June 28, 2016
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Amanda Sanchez, North Carolina State University’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: New Zealand is known for its large farms and rolling green hills bathed in golden sunshine, as portrayed in the Lord of the Rings movies. However, the land has not always looked so picture perfect. Before human settlement, the island had developed […]

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Student Perspective: The indigenous Maori and environmentalism in New Zealand

June 22, 2016
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Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: The indigenous heritage of New Zealand is highly regarded and important in everyday life and culture — something that is, sadly, not common in America. The Maori people have influence in many areas of life here, including in the environment. There is […]

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