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: Ready to Learn from the Environment

May 24th, 2017

McKenna Scott, a Baylor University Sustainability in North Queensland student blogger, writes: G’day! My name is McKenna Scott and I am a sophomore Recreation and Leisure Services major at Baylor University. I have been given the opportunity to travel to Australia, and while it seems daunting at times, I am looking forward to the positively enchanting feeling of exploring a new place.

I’ve been fortunate to travel to Europe two times and have also talked with others who have been to more countries than I could ever dream of visiting. There seems to be a common thread when it comes to talking about travel: passionate expression of dreams and aspirations. It’s with this mindset I want to embark on my trip to Australia.

My study abroad program with Baylor University, coordinated by AUIP, will focus on environmental science, including field experiences in the rainforest, the Great Barrier Reef, and the Outback. (But this time I don’t expect to find any fried blooming onions!) It is going to test my knowledge, strength, stamina, and push me to limits that both intimidate and excite me, but I would not choose any other way to spend my summer. After all, as humans, we are meant to learn from the challenges of our surrounding environment and grow from our experiences.

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