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.
Jean Vergara recounts adventures with the Aggies Abroad Fiji program: Fiji is much more than remarkable sunsets, vast coral reefs and white-water adventure. The people are who make Fiji special and unique. Their smiles and warm hospitality reflect the island’s true beauty. Votua Village, where AUIP students have a homestay, really is a testament to […]
For a third year running, Australia has secured the title of the world’s happiest country. Based upon criteria of income, jobs, housing and health, the land down under beat out number two Sweden and number three Canada for the top honor from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. The OECD statistics show more than […]
Hannah Strange, the Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: As luck would have it, I was selected as the teaching assistant for UF’s North Queensland and Fiji programs this summer! With a week of our program already complete, today we’re venturing up to Mission Beach with high hopes of spotting an endangered cassowary. Since I […]
Jean Vergara recounts adventures with the Lions Abroad Fiji program: “Bula! Bula! Bula!” Every day we heard and responded with “Bula” the Fijian word for ‘hello’ and ‘welcome.’ Fijians are considered one of the friendliest people on the planet. With their warm smiles and constant greetings, it was easy to feel right at home. Meeting […]
Caroline Marion, 2013 South Queensland student blogger, writes: Perseverance. That word has never meant as much to me as it did when the opportunity to be a part of a study abroad program arose. Let’s just start out by saying I didn’t even get into the program the first time around. I know most people […]
Tiffany Kascak, the Lions Abroad marketing intern, writes: While being abroad, your schedule might be more hectic than usual. Throughout your travels, you’ll encounter new, interesting things to do and people to get to know. Thus, incorporating exercise into your time overseas sometimes can be a challenge. Most likely you will not be going to […]
A new face will be greeting our Fiji groups at the Nadi airport this summer. Jean Vergara, a cheery and comical individual, joined the AUIP Fiji team to accompany our groups. Jean earned her M.S. degree in Education, specializing in Counseling and Guidance, from California Lutheran University. She attended Stanford University and California State University, Fullerton […]
Tessa Arnold, the Hokies Abroad marketing intern, writes: Before going to Australia in summer 2011, I had never gone snorkeling. Although I had no experience, I thought, “Snorkeling can’t be that hard, right?” So, our first free day on Magnetic Island, I chose to go on a boat ride with fellow classmates and snorkel to […]
Does your study abroad program begin next week in Australia or Fiji or soon in New Zealand? If so, we expect you’re making some last-minute trips to Target or REI for gear listed on your packing list. While your student handbook provides a thorough packing list, we enlisted some program alumni to provide their insights […]
Robert Smith, the Wolfpack Abroad marketing intern, writes: Anyone traveling to New Zealand on an AUIP program or interested in the native people known as the Maori should take the time to watch the film “Whale Rider.” Set in modern day New Zealand, the film displays some of the beautiful scenery and locations of New […]
As summer programs start in the coming weeks, AUIP seeks program participants to serve as bloggers to share their experiences with our expansive audience. With everyone from current, alumni and prospective students to parents, faculty and staff, our readers span a diverse range of people. Thus, bloggers will be able to reach this community with […]
Tiffany Kascak, the Lions Abroad marketing intern, writes: Free time is a very important time, especially while studying abroad. This is a time where you have more opportunity for your own choices, creativity and learning outside of the course curriculum. Most students divide free time into one of the following categories: being active, relaxing or […]
Brett Davis, the Eagles Abroad marketing intern, writes: Not only is studying abroad an extremely positive experience from a personal standpoint, but an abroad experience can give you a leg up on others when applying to future jobs. Employers seek job candidates with international knowledge, strong references and local contacts. Recently, I attended a career […]
Krysta Frye, the Deacons Abroad marketing intern, sent us this photo of Carnarvon Gorge and remembers this portion of the South Queensland, Australia program saying, “After a couple of nights in the Gold Coast, Noosa and with an amazing family on our Dalby farmstay, we traveled to a remote area of Queensland to explore Carnarvon […]
Last week, our Buckeyes Abroad intern reflected on the environmental consciousness she took home with her from studying abroad in Australia. We’re always pleased when students retain valuable knowledge and implement it upon returning home. Our Wolfpack Abroad intern, Robert Smith, also learned the same concepts while studying in New Zealand and shares this: Many […]
Annalise Kelleher, the Buckeyes Abroad marketing intern, writes: Before I left for Australia, I knew the program’s general theme but didn’t know many details about the subject of “Sustaining Human Societies and the Natural Environment.” I had never considered myself an environmentalist, and I never thought much about my natural surroundings. I knew that I […]
Hannah Strange, the Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: For many students one of the most nerve-racking things about going on a study abroad is the completely terrifying… homestay. Doesn’t sound very intimidating does it? While a homestay is something to which many students look forward, many introverts (such as myself) find the idea of […]
What activities do you typically do on Christmas Day? Maybe you open presents with family and friends, sit around a fire or enjoy a feast. But what about going sea kayaking? Well, that’s exactly what some students on our Antarctica program did on Christmas Day! Laurel Speed, a SUNY Orange student, created this video about […]
AUIP’s Julie Allan writes: I have been to some pretty exotic destinations in my time…Morocco, Poland, Japan and Russia to name a few. But I never ever expected to find myself whale watching, ice camping and polar plunging in Antarctica. In December, I was lucky enough to visit the highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent […]
Ali Johnson, the Tigers Abroad marketing intern, writes: As you begin making your summer plans, fellow students, make sure study abroad is on that list. Studying abroad is one of the best experiences I have ever done. After having done so, one of the questions that I have been asked over and over again is: […]