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.

Student Perspective: Ways to exercise regularly while overseas

May 8, 2013
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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 […]

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Field Notes: Practice snorkeling before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef

May 6, 2013
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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 […]

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Suitcase: Program alumni recommend the most useful items to pack for study abroad

May 3, 2013
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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 […]

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Student Perspective: Spend program free time being active, relaxing or catching up on coursework

April 26, 2013
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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 […]

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What Next: Study abroad strenthens your resume, references and contacts

April 24, 2013
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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 […]

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