Office of International Programs Mission
The Office of International Programs at AUI is dedicated to supporting the University’s internationalization by increasing global academic opportunities on campus and abroad through efficient and effective program development and administration. Staffed by an experienced and professional team, students, faculty, and staff can expect to find information as well as a range of services to meet their needs.
To that end, the Office of International Programs:
- Advises AUI undergraduates and graduate students about studying abroad and administers programs in more than 400 institutions in more than 50 countries;
- Develops, in cooperation with Academic Affairs and the President, the University’s educational cooperation and collaboration agreements with selected academic institutions around the world;
- Coordinates services for international degree seeking and visiting international students as well as visiting scholars and researchers at AUI;
- Works with the University’s Schools and Centers to develop and expand programs and linkages with new or established academic partner institutions;
- Administers special scholarships and endorses opportunities that promote pursuit of international academic experience.
Among the many study abroad programs available to students, the student exchange program is the most popular and is designed primarily for undergraduate students to exchange places with students from other institutions with which the university has signed an agreement. The exchange program is generally for one semester although there are exceptions. Other programs may be utilized twice depending on space. For all study abroad programs, including planned educational leave, the credits which the student obtains at the host university can be transferred to AUI provided the student enrolls in those courses for which approval had been previously given. Different programs have different criteria and students are encouraged to read the announcements and plan carefully for their international study experiences. Study abroad opportunities and programs have also been established, though in a less limited form, for graduate students.