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.

AUIP Reads: National Book Lovers Day

August 9th, 2016

In the United States, August 9th is National Book Lovers Day. In truth, we hardly need a reason to celebrate books over here at AUIP, but we’ll take this as an excuse to share some of our favorite staff reads.

art of travel.MaryMary Ogburn, International Programs and Development Director, recommends:


Mary’s thoughts:
Button nudges you to think in vastly new ways about why we travel for pleasure and what we can learn from great travelers – authors and artists – from the past. It is the deepest and most profound reflection on travel that I’ve encountered, while also being a pleasure to read.


Last Lecture.CaralynCaralyn Purvis, Academic Affairs and Student Safety Manager, recommends:

The Last Lecture
by Randy Pausch

Caralyn’s thoughts:

It stands out to me because of the values and messages it portrays, many of which I feel are lessons to strive to live by.
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.”
“Experience is what you get when you didn’t get what you wanted. And experience is often the most valuable thing you have to offer.”
“Showing gratitude is one of the simplest, yet most powerful, things humans can do for each other.”
“When we’re connected to others, we become better people.”
“Time is all you have, and you may find one day that you have less than you think.”



Helen Beumelburg, University Liaison, recommends:

Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah
by Richard Bach

Helen’s thoughts:

This book will challenge your view of reality. Is it “real” or merely an illusion you have created yourself?
“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don’t turn away from possible futures befure you’re certain you don’t have anything to learn from them.”



War Dances.AlexieBrocheAroe Fabian, Marketing and Communications Coordinator, recommends:

War Dances
by Sherman Alexie

Broche’s thoughts:

War Dances, winner of the 2010 Pen/Faulkner Fiction Prize, alternates between poetry and prose, and as with all of Sherman Alexie’s writing, is lyrical, to-the-point, and thought-provoking. In this moving collection of short stories, he describes the balancing act that is the human condition – battling change while we’re pulled in multiple directions – in a heartbreakingly honest voice.


Roots.DonnaDonna Thom, Logistics and Office Manager, recommends:
by Alex Haley


Donna’s thoughts:
The strength of the human spirit never ceases to amaze me. The ability to overcome the most incredible challenges and still live life to the fullest is a great lesson to us all.






A Higher Call.KarlaKarla Holloway, Program Coordinator and Marketing Designer, recommends:

Karla’s thoughts:

It’s an inspiring, historical novel about an unlikely comradery forged in the skies over WWII Germany.




Hundred-Year-Old-Man.KirstyKirsty Hole, Program Coordinator, recommends:

The Hundred-Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
by Jonas Jonasson

Kirsty’s thoughts:

No matter how many times I read this book it still makes me giggle. It recounts the life’s adventures of an intelligent and worldly, yet extremely humble Swedish man, in a way that reminds you how much of an impact one person can have on the world, without even realising it. A beautiful and funny read.

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