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: Jumping Out of Our Comfort Zones – by Maya Johnson, Virginia Tech

February 13, 2018
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Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, shares her experience of being outside her comfort zone. She writes: Going to Antarctica is an opportunity that can’t be missed and a trip that will never be forgotten. This trip was an experience of a lifetime that many of us have said we would relive again if we […]

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Student Perspective: Christchurch architecture to Wellington’s chocolate industry – by Samantha Moran, University of Montana

February 5, 2018
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Samantha Moran, student blogger from the University of Montana’s Business Sustainability study abroad program, writes about her travels from Christchurch to Wellington, New Zealand: Hi All! This is Samantha Moran again, and I love world travel. This last week has been amazing! We were able to visit Christchurch, Kaikoura, Motueka, and Wellington. I find Christchurch […]

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Student Perspective: Travel Tips for Antarctica – by Maya Johnson, Virginia Tech

January 29, 2018
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Maya Johnson, AUIP’s Antarctica student blogger, shares her tips for those travelling to Antarctica in the future. She writes:   Pack tons of layers! The most important thing in Antarctica (especially during their summer) is to remember that the weather is going to change. Especially if you’re being active you want to be able to […]

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Student Perspective: Advice for a First-Time International Traveler – by Caleb Wilson, MTSU

January 26, 2018
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Caleb Wilson, MTSU’s Blue Raiders Down Under Marketing Intern, shares 4 top tips for anyone travelling internationally. Caleb writes:   Traveling outside of the United States for the first time can make people experience many different emotions. There is stress (both healthy and unhealthy), excitement, anxiety and many more feelings that can arise from leaving […]

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Student Perspective: Magnetic Island encompasses the true heart of Australia – by Ethan Boroughs, University of Richmond

January 22, 2018
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Ethan Boroughs, from the University of Richmond, talks about his experience of Magnetic Island in Australia’s North Queensland. He writes: One of my favorite places that I visited in Australia was Magnetic Island, a small but special piece of land off of the eastern coast of North Queensland. While we were there, we stayed in […]

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