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: Making “Going Green” Permanent in Your Life

December 17, 2016
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Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: Recycling can be hard to keep up with, composting is difficult for the average family, and unplugging your electronics can feel like a lot of work. If you take little steps every day, going green can be a permanent part […]

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Student Perspective: The environmental value of tourism

June 15, 2016
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Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: Before I came to New Zealand, my perception of tourism involved Walt Disney World, casinos, selfie sticks, and overcrowded resorts. I imagined overpopulated cities full of souvenir shops and sight-seeing companies everywhere you turn. Before I came to New Zealand, I didn’t […]

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Student Perspective: Environmental education in New Zealand

May 31, 2016
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Sarah Coleman, the University of Florida’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: Five layovers, six flights, and two days of the most worthwhile travel later, we finally made it to the beautiful South Island of New Zealand! This country has taken every expectation of ours and exceeded them far beyond imagination. Every hike, day […]

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Student Perspective: Making headlines on Magnetic Island

May 22, 2016
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Jessica Wetzel, The Ohio State University’s Sustainability in North Queensland 2016 student blogger, writes: One of the most popular tourist attractions in the world exists just off the coast of Australia: The Great Barrier Reef. The reef is iconic to the country and is known for its beauty. What people don’t realize, and what we […]

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Student Perspective: Why do we do the things we do?

May 20, 2016
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Amanda Sanchez, North Carolina State University’s Sustainability in New Zealand student blogger, writes: Our trip began in Dunedin, on the South Island of New Zealand where we quickly learned that the people here in New Zealand have a strong understanding of the environment and a motivation to protect it. This week we visited the Otago […]

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