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: Leaving a Farm and Family

May 30th, 2017

Lacy Miller, a Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: My name is Lacy Miller and I am not your typical student. My decision to study abroad was a long back-and-forth process, as I am a mother to a two-year-old boy. Picking up and leaving for three weeks was not exactly something I had planned on when attending school! However, after long discussions with my husband, we decided that traveling to North Queensland with Baylor University and AUIP would be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I could not pass up. I will get to snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, hike through the rainforest, and learn from indigenous people, among many other amazing opportunities.

While leaving my son for three weeks will be incredibly difficult, I know this is not the kind of opportunity that comes along often. I also know my husband is fully capable of taking care of the house, our son, and our many critters. Did I also mention we have a small farm? I have a lot of commitments that could have prevented me from going on this trip, but I have managed to let go of and quieten most of my worries. Will my husband remember that the dogs need water? (Probably not.) Will he remember to take the horses’ feed bags off when they are finished eating? (Unlikely.) Will he remember our son takes a bath every other evening? (Hopefully!) I’ve made lists and posted them in every room of the house, so that now I can relax and focus on the unique travel and learning experiences ahead. I look forward to blogging about my journey, and hope the stories will inspire you to pack your bags, too, regardless of seemingly insurmountable commitments! I know that it will all be worthwhile.

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