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: Introducing Maya, Virginia Tech’s Student Blogger for Antarctica 2017-18

December 15, 2017
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AUIP welcomes Maya Johnson, from Virginia Tech, to the team as a Student Blogger for the 2017-18 Antarctica Program. Maya writes: Each student’s journey began at a different place, whether it be a flyer in the bathroom stall, an email from an adoring professor, or a visit to the study abroad office. Conveniently, I passed […]

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Student Perspective: Waddling through a winter wonderland

January 4, 2016
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Olivia Carros, the Buckeyes Abroad Human and Natural Systems in Antarctica 2015 student blogger, writes:     Celebrating the holidays in Antarctica was an amazing experience; not only did we have snow 24/7, but we got to celebrate with seals, whales, and penguins! We were surrounded by beautiful and dramatic landscapes during our Christmas Eve […]

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Student Perspective: Antarctica: Harsh, wild, and humbling

December 16, 2015
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Hi everyone, my name is Olivia Carros and I am a second year student at the Ohio State University studying Environmental Policy and Decision Making with a minor in Cultural Anthropology. Once I graduate, I hope to obtain a Masters in Environmental Social Science and join the Peace Corps while traveling to different countries as […]

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Student Perspective: Student fulfills a dream in most remote continent on earth

December 16, 2014
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Isamar Pineda, 2014-15 Antarctica Sustainability student blogger, writes: Hello, my name is Isamar Pineda, and I am currently in my third year at the University at Buffalo majoring in international studies. When I graduate, I hope to obtain a job in the international sector and join the Peace Corps while traveling as much as possible. […]

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Student Perspective: Study abroad benefits business majors in a host of ways

December 6, 2013
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Michaela Mills, the Tigers Abroad marketing intern, writes: As a business major, I often hear classmates in my major saying studying abroad is not beneficial for them or maybe not even possible. However in reality, these days more and more employers, especially in the business arena, are searching for prospects with a global viewpoint, international […]

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