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.

What Next: Former student serving as TA eagerly anticipates learning all over again

May 28, 2013
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Hannah Strange, the Florida Down Under marketing intern, writes: As luck would have it, I was selected as the teaching assistant for UF’s North Queensland and Fiji programs this summer! With a week of our program already complete, today we’re venturing up to Mission Beach with high hopes of spotting an endangered cassowary. Since I […]

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News Brief: Jean Vergara joins AUIP Fiji program assistance

May 7, 2013
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A new face will be greeting our Fiji groups at the Nadi airport this summer. Jean Vergara, a cheery and comical individual, joined the AUIP Fiji team to accompany our groups. Jean earned her M.S. degree in Education, specializing in Counseling and Guidance, from California Lutheran University. She attended Stanford University and California State University, Fullerton […]

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Faculty Focus: Helen Sykes advises The New York Times’ Frugal Traveler

June 1, 2012
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If you’ve been on our Fiji program, then you’ve likely met our field guide Helen Sykes. Helen’s expertise in marine ecology, coral reef systems and sustainability practices is vital to the academic content of our program. What you may not know is that Helen is a general wealth of information about Fiji and its islands. […]

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Faculty Focus: Dr. Jess Ponting opens world’s first Center for Surf Research

November 9, 2011
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Dr. Jess Ponting, pictured left, one of AUIP’s newest faculty to come on board with our programs, has been busy opening The Center for Surf Research at San Diego State University. The Center, which is said to be the first of its kind in the world, launched in September at San Diego State University. The focus, initially, will […]

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Library: The Argus features field guide Barry Davies

July 13, 2011
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You may remember our entry back in April about our field guide Barry Davies. Barry is a field guide for students at Binna Burra during our South Queensland program. The Griffith University online newspaper, The Argus, did a story about Barry and we’re pleased to share it with you.

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