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.
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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.
December 16th, 2016
Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes:
No one dreads packing more than me. I am the classic over-packer. I bring enough clothes to ensure I am prepared for EVERY single situation. Gloves? Sure, it might get cold. One sweatshirt? Better bring two in case someone forgets one. Those are thoughts I have every time I pack, so I’ve managed to come up with a list of tips that help me, the worst over-packer you’ll ever meet, to successfully not overfill my suitcase.
While the weather is subject to change, it is worth checking it the weeks leading up to your trip to see what the average temps are like. It will save you from bringing unnecessary items.
If you’re going somewhere warmer, bring tank tops, t-shirts, light long sleeves, and a light jacket. Try long sleeve base layers, scarves, and a vest topped with a durable jacket for colder destinations.
Roll your clothing and place it in a way you’ll remember it (t-shirts on one side, pants on the other, etc). Rolling helps reduce wrinkles too, and when you’re abroad ironing is not on the to-do list.
Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, perfume, toothpaste, mouthwash, lotion, sunscreen, etc. When any one or all of these inevitably explode, you’ll be happy it’s all over your double layered bags than your perfectly rolled clothing.
Avoid shoes you will only wear once. Multiuse is the key.
Shoes that are durable enough to walk around town all day, but can be dressy if worn with a nicer outfit are ideal.