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.

The Fact Files: Translating Australian lingo to American

April 11, 2014
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Devan Crane, the Pirates Abroad marketing intern, writes: Many people know a few common phrases from the long lists of Australian lingo, such as “G’day” meaning “hello,” but you may not realize how different some phrases really are. After being immersed into the lingo during my North Queensland program, I picked up some vocabulary that […]

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Field Notes: Hidden Valley, a true gem and program highlight

March 5, 2014
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Michaela Mills, the Tigers Abroad marketing intern, writes: When Australia program alumni are asked to name their favorite program location, most respond the Great Barrier Reef or possibly the farmstays. However a spot mentioned less frequently but that’s equally as remarkable is Hidden Valley. Located on the western slope of the Paluma Range in Queensland, […]

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Student Perspective: Should you study abroad with a friend?

February 18, 2014
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Sierra Mayer, the Grizzlies Abroad marketing intern, writes: Your friends influence your daily decisions. We all have had this happen to us in one way or another. For me, I was sitting in one of my two-hundred-person lecture hall classes with a good friend when we saw a presentation about the unique opportunity to earn […]

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Student Perspective: Unexpected education comes from experiential learning

February 13, 2014
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Alex Munoz, the Illinois Abroad marketing intern, writes: Upon being accepted into last summer’s New Zealand Adventure Recreation and Tourism program, I did not know what to expect. I originally applied for the program because several students who had gone on it the previous year had nothing but good things to say about it. I […]

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The Fact Files: How to counteract human impacts damaging Great Barrier Reef

February 10, 2014
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Cassie Meakin, Hokies Abroad marketing intern, writes: The Great Barrier Reef is not only a national symbol for Australia, it is also home to hundreds of species of coral and thousands of species of fish. While on the reef, my Hokes Abroad program participated in transect measurements along different sections of the reef. An important […]

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