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: 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: Jessie, from Virginia Tech, shares some useful items to pack for Studying Abroad

November 7, 2017
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Jessie Auclair, from Virginia Tech, shares some useful items to pack for Studying Abroad. She writes: You have applied to a study abroad program and you have recently been accepted. Now the question is what should you pack? You may be studying abroad for several weeks or months so it is important to make sure […]

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Student Perspective: Your Suitcase-Tips for Preparing to Study Abroad

May 5, 2017
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Amanda Sanchez, the NC State Wolfpack Abroad marketing intern, writes: Studying abroad is an exciting and amazing experience! But when traveling, being prepared can be the difference between a good day and a rough one. So, in preparation for your trip, here are some reasons to take preparing seriously; it might make all the difference on […]

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Student Perspective: 5 Tips to Help You Pack Like a Travel Pro

December 16, 2016
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Kate Mayfield, the University of Montana’s Sustainability in New Zealand and Australia student blogger, writes: No one dreads packing more than me. I am the classic over-packer. I bring enough clothes to ensure I am prepared for EVERY single situation. Gloves? Sure, it might get cold. One sweatshirt? Better bring two in case someone forgets […]

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Student Perspective: Budgeting while abroad

July 1, 2016
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Mackenzie Erickson, the Eagles Abroad Sustainability in Australia and New Zealand 2015-16 student blogger, writes: Hey you! Yeah, you. Are you thinking about studying abroad but dreading the consequences of paying for it all? Have no fear! Here are some simple steps to help lower your costs while actually on the program. 1. Spend smart. […]

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