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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Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, shares her experience of being outside her comfort zone. She writes: Going to Antarctica is an opportunity that can’t be missed and a trip that will never be forgotten. This trip was an experience of a lifetime that many of us have said we would relive again if we […]
Samantha Moran, student blogger from the University of Montana’s Business Sustainability study abroad program, writes about her travels from Christchurch to Wellington, New Zealand: Hi All! This is Samantha Moran again, and I love world travel. This last week has been amazing! We were able to visit Christchurch, Kaikoura, Motueka, and Wellington. I find Christchurch […]
Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, shares her tips for those travelling to Antarctica in the future. She writes: Pack tons of layers! The most important thing in Antarctica (especially during their summer) is to remember that the weather is going to change. Especially if you’re being active you want to be able to […]
Caleb Wilson, MTSU’s Blue Raiders Down Under Marketing Intern, shares 4 top tips for anyone travelling internationally. Caleb writes: Traveling outside of the United States for the first time can make people experience many different emotions. There is stress (both healthy and unhealthy), excitement, anxiety and many more feelings that can arise from leaving […]
Ethan Boroughs, from the University of Richmond, talks about his experience of Magnetic Island in Australia’s North Queensland. He writes: One of my favorite places that I visited in Australia was Magnetic Island, a small but special piece of land off of the eastern coast of North Queensland. While we were there, we stayed in […]
Kimberly Kenny Education and Outreach Officer International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) AUIP alumnus: Antarctica, 2011 Kim Kenny’s 2011 study abroad journey to Antarctica with AUIP was an important event in her career trajectory. The program was her first experience of travelling on a research vessel and her first experience studying abroad, and now just two […]
Madison Dale, from the University of Florida, explains why she enjoyed learning about New Zealand’s natural disasters, and the lasting impact of the Christchurch Earthquakes. She writes: When reflecting on the past year, one of the events that stands out to me is the massive amounts of natural disasters our region experienced, namely the hurricanes […]
Samantha Moran, student blogger from the University of Montana’s Business Sustainability study abroad program, writes about her first week of travel in New Zealand. Stay tuned for the next chapter! Hey All! This is Samantha Moran again, and I love world travel. So today is day eight. Our first stop was in Queenstown, the adventure […]
Introducing Samantha Moran, student blogger from the University of Montana’s Business Sustainability study abroad program in New Zealand and Sydney, Australia. Samantha wrote her pre-departure blog post in December, stay tuned for updates as she is currently travelling! Hi All! My name is Samantha Moran. I am a senior Business Management major at the University […]
Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, writes from aboard the Akademik Ioffe: On Christmas Eve it finally hit a couple of students that they weren’t going to be home with their families for the holidays. Especially for college students, holidays are a special time to be with your family and friends at home, but the […]
Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, writes via satellite wifi from aboard the Akademik Ioffe: Happy Holidays! Today is Christmas, so we have a brief break from our daily excursions. This morning we went to do a polar plunge into the Antarctic water and we won’t go to our next Zodiac excursion until later. On […]
AUIP welcomes Maya Johnson, from Virginia Tech, to the team as a Student Blogger for the 2017-18 Antarctica Program. Maya writes: Each student’s journey began at a different place, whether it be a flyer in the bathroom stall, an email from an adoring professor, or a visit to the study abroad office. Conveniently, I passed […]
AUIP welcomes Ethan Boroughs, the University of Richmond Down Under Marketing Intern to the team. Ethan writes: My name is Ethan Boroughs and I’m a senior at the University of Richmond. I studied abroad through the AUIP program during the summer after my sophomore year, where I traveled to the Eastern Coast of Australia. When […]
Caleb Wilson, MTSU’s Blue Raiders Down Under Marketing Intern talks about Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone. Caleb writes: We all know how difficult, awkward and unsettling it can be to step out of your comfort zone, I mean that’s why it is called your comfort zone after all. Some people choose to jump out […]
Sierra Christerson, the Baylor University Bears Abroad Marketing Intern, shares 4 tips for Studying Abroad on a Budget. She writes: 4 Tips for Studying Abroad on a Budget Studying abroad is often seen as a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel the world and earn credit at the same time. For me, that was […]
Marisa Gottlieb, from the University of Florida, explores one of the Seven Natural Wonders – the Great Barrier Reef. She writes: Not many study abroad trips give you the opportunity to visit one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Luckily, studying abroad with AUIP and the University of Florida in North Queensland, Australia, […]
Madison Dale, from the University of Florida, shares what she learnt about the three “Kiwis” during her time in New Zealand. She writes: Kiwis, kiwis, and Kiwis When I was in New Zealand I was surprised to learn that “kiwi” had several different meanings. There’s the kiwi fruit, the kiwi bird, and, as I was […]
Carmyn Wahl, from the University of Montana, shares her most memorable moments from her study abroad program in New Zealand’s South Island and Sydney, Australia. She writes: Hello! My name is Carmyn Wahl and I am a sophomore at the University of Montana studying international business and finance. Last winter I went to New Zealand […]
Jessie Auclair, from Virginia Tech, shares some useful items to pack for Studying Abroad. She writes: You have applied to a study abroad program and you have recently been accepted. Now the question is what should you pack? You may be studying abroad for several weeks or months so it is important to make sure […]
Jake Cardinal, from Ohio State University, shares Program Highlights from his New Zealand Study Abroad experience in 2017. He writes: Throughout our time studying abroad in New Zealand, we did many fun activities and learned all about sustainability along the way. The activities ranged from wildlife tours, nature tours by boat, and amazing hikes. Going […]