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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If you have been on one of AUIP’s New Zealand or Australia programs then you will have undoubtedly come across Tim Tams. For those of you that have not had the pleasure, Tim Tam’s are a brand of chocolate cookie currently manufactured by Arnott’s in Australia. A Tim Tam is made up of two layers of chocolate malted cookie, traditionally […]
Noah, pictured below, participated in the Oregon State University North Queensland and Fiji program in 2007, and graduated magna cum laude from Oregon State University in 2008 with a degree in Fisheries & Wildlife Science, minoring in Art . Since then he has gone on to work as the Associate Editor of the American Birding […]
Amanda Wilson, Hokies Abroad marketing intern, participated in the Antarctica Program last year and is heading back again this year as a teaching assistant. She writes: As girly as it may sound, the first thought I had after realizing I was going to Antarctica was, “What do I wear?” Antarctica is the coldest and windiest […]
High in the skies of the South Pacific there has been a wondrous sight over the past few weeks. Check out this video that shows the stunning view of the aurora australis which was taken on September 11 as the International Space Station descended over eastern Australia, then changed direction to pass just east of New […]
Adam Lucero from the University of California San Diego writes about his time on the Exercise and Physiology program: I left for Australia not really knowing what to expect, all I knew was I was going to study Exercise Physiology at the world renowned Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and I was ready to take […]
Does this picture make you sigh? Remembering your trip this summer and then you’re back to reality, school is back and you’re settling into everyday life again. Feeling a little bit down and bored? You’re not alone. Research by one of AUIP’s favorite sites, Trip Advisor, polled 1,400 Americans who had been on some sort […]
AUIP’s destination for this year’s staff retreat has had some Antarctic visitors this week. Several large southern right whales have taken a liking to Akaroa Harbour, sticking around rather than heading north as part of their annual migration. The whales moved into the harbour on Monday and have been sited regularly by the lucky passengers […]
This year’s AUIP photo contest showed us once again that everyone really does love a sunset or sunrise picture. This picture was taken at Mango Bay Resort on Fiji’s Coral Coast on the Brockport Fiji program this year. Mango Bay had organized a kava ceremony by way of welcoming the group to the resort and […]
We at AUIP are always on the lookout for interesting blogs and last week we came across the New Zealand’s Department of Conservation’s (DOC) Blog. For those of you who have not been to New Zealand, DOC is a state sector organization which deals with the conservation of New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. The blog has a number of […]
AUIP’s Donna writes: The team from AUIP headed away from Christchurch on their annual pilgrimage for a few days retreat. It’s a great time to de stress and catch up with staff who live outside of New Zealand and talk over all that’s happened over the last year and to plan for the year ahead. […]
Each year we see amazing photos, videos and writings from our Alumni based on their experiences whilst on AUIP Programs. We often think that these students could be and should be sharing their experiences further! Well now the Glimpse Correspondents Program is offering the chance for those talented photographers and writers who will be working, […]
We’ve all been there, reached the check in desk after waiting in a queue for 30 minutes to find that our baggage is overweight and you are faced with paying additional charges or somehow repacking on the spot. Shine have put together some tips on how to avoid this moment and we’ve thrown in advice […]
As part of the pre-departure quiz on most of our programs, we ask you to work out your ecological footprint, and the results often come as shock. Now National Geographic has put together a water use calculator that shows you how much water you use in everyday life. Interestingly, it takes into account not just […]
The build-up to the 2012 Rugby World Cup has been growing in intensity over the past few days and weeks so it’s hard to believe that the big day is finally here! At 7pm tonight (NZ time) the opening ceremony will begin and it is promised to be an opening ceremony like no other. “It […]
Sara Teear from the AUIP office has recently returned from a holiday with her husband in Melbourne, Australia, she writes: When our friends invited us to their wedding in Melbourne we immediately said that we would attend and then got stuck into planning our trip! During the week we visited numerous Melbourne icons, such as […]
As part of our South Queensland program students visit Lady Elliot Island, pictured below, which is known and recognized as an eco resort through a number of procedures and measures they have put in place. So it was quite fitting for the world’s largest solar boat, MS Turanor PlanetSolar to make a stop at Lady […]
What a tough choice the panel of judges had this year! We had everything from cheeky kangaroos to a church and a few sunsets and beaches thrown in too. It was a very close call this year, but based upon the judging categories of originality, creativity, impact and artistic merit, we are pleased to announce […]
As promised in last week’s blog, we have managed to persuade Sara to share her special pavlova recipe from her Aunty Margaret so you can make one at home and recreate those yummy memories of New Zealand and Australia: Ingredients – 6 eggs (separated) – 2 cups sugar – 2 teaspoons malt vinegar – 3 […]
Some interesting findings were published in the May copy of the journal Nature, showing who were the world’s original travelers. Research has shown that it was in fact women, from two pre-human species that moved out of their birth homes and journeyed elsewhere to start families, most likely to prevent inbreeding. […]
Have you participated in one of our study abroad programs in Australia? Feel like heading back? Here is your chance. Make a video about your study abroad experience in Australia and how it has impacted your career, academic prospects or life to help you achieve your goals and you could be in to win two […]