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: A new outlook on the Great Barrier Reef

December 15, 2015
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  Hannah Wannamaker, the Florida Down Under marketing intern writes: Generally, when people think of the Great Barrier Reef they picture a colorful paradise teeming with fish and coral, something similar to a scene from Finding Nemo. Growing up in Florida, I was no exception having dived my fair share of coral reefs. I believed […]

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Student Perspective: Fiji student makes memories to last a lifetime

February 13, 2015
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Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Studying abroad in Fiji has been one of the most influential trips of my life. I made new friends, learned new customs and took more from the experience than I ever thought possible.   I zip-lined through the rainforest, kayaked down the gorgeous Navua […]

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Field Notes: Fijian homestay delivers life-changing experience

January 29, 2015
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Xuanyan Ouyang, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Life-changing means you have experienced something different that alters life circumstances or outlooks in a substantial way. The day and a half we spent in Votua Village, short yet eye-opening, was just that. The homestay experience helped us learn more about the true Fijian lifestyle and […]

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Field Notes: Why you should look forward to your homestay

January 20, 2015
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Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Going into my study abroad program, living with a homestay family was something I dreaded. Even while in Fiji, I couldn’t help but be nervous for what was to come. Looking back now, I wish I hadn’t been this way, as this was one […]

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Student Perspective: Student steps out of comfort zone to head to Fiji

January 6, 2015
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Victoria Robertson, 2014-15 Fiji International Tourism for Development student blogger, writes: Ever need to get away? To prove to yourself you can be independent in an environment foreign to you? Ever want to immerse yourself in a new culture completely? I know I had all of these feelings when I first applied to study abroad […]

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