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.

Field Notes: Making the most of your hostel experience

July 16, 2012
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Breeana Laughlin, 2011 New Zealand and Sydney Sustainable Business student alumni, writes: If you’ve never stayed in a hostel before, it can seem like an elusive thing. I had never stayed in a hostel before studying abroad with AUIP. I was pleasantly surprised by a lot of the cool features you get staying at hostels […]

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Student Perspective: Polar plunge completes Christmas Day

March 16, 2012
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Lisa Trapp, 2011 Antarctica student blogger, writes: December 25, 2011 continued Huddled beside the building to shield us from some wind, we all geared up for our Christmas Day wild activity. We pulled off our wet-skins, sweaters, pants and shoes all as fast as we could and revealed bathing suits of various styles. The wind […]

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Student Perspective: Antarctic Christmas will be forever remembered

March 15, 2012
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Lisa Trapp, 2011 Antarctica student blogger, writes: December 25, 2011 It was Christmas Day and steam was rising from the waves hitting the black sand shores of Deception Island. Snow lingering on the sand further from the water was blown up and around in little hurricanes by the blustery wind. Sadly, it was our last […]

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Student Perspective: Leopard seal, American-style burger and gentoo penguins complete “perfect” day in Antarctica

March 8, 2012
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Lisa Trapp, 2011 Antarctica student blogger, writes: December 23, 2011 continued So what happened with the two minke whales playing games with us? Well, our decision to continue watching them or move elsewhere was made easy when these whales decided not to resurface again near us. We finally made our way over to the ice […]

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Student Perspective: Antarctica has beauty like none other

March 7, 2012
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Lisa Trapp, 2011 Antarctica student blogger, writes: December 23, 2011 After two days of fog, I was elated to wake up and finally see the sun gleaming off the Antarctic mountains. I gazed almost hypnotically out the window as I slipped into my warm clothes and wet-skins for the first expedition of the day. Chad’s […]

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