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: T-Minus 5 Days and Counting!

May 23rd, 2017

Jessica Fong, the Arizona State University’s Barrett in Australia student blogger, writes: Now that the semester has finally wrapped up and I am no longer losing sleep over group projects, lab reports, and final exams, I can finally focus my attention on the really important things…like packing for Australia!


My name is Jessica Fong and I am a mechanical engineering student at Arizona State University. I just finished my junior year and admit that I have been bit by the infamous travel bug. All I’ve wanted to do since a trip to Paris and Berlin two years ago is see the world. All of it. Every nook and cranny! As time and funds are limited as a student, I have not been able to explore as much as I would like. Well, ladies and gentlemen, fellow travellers, and blog readers, that is all about to change! In under a week I will be boarding a plane that will literally take me halfway around the world, down under, to the beautiful city of Melbourne, pronounced mel-bun. (Trust me, you’re going to want to know how to say it right!) As I impatiently wait for my plane to leave for the Lucky Country, I find myself daydreaming of all the places I will go and the people I will meet. I’m already making plans to eat my way through every city and town I visit. After all, it’s all about getting to know as much as possible about the local culture, including what they eat, right?


I am excited to journey through the incredible itinerary my professors and AUIP have put together. As a group of 35 students, we will be traveling to seven cities; studying the history, politics, film, and literature of a country 7,931 miles away; snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef; and camping in the Outback—all in the span of 29 days!

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