Top 10 Reasons Students Choose AIU Study Abroad

Add up the advantages; then sum up your options!

Exciting International Destinations

The AIU Study Abroad Program immerses students in the cultures and lifestyles of some of the world's most vibrant and vital cities. From historic London to the modern wonders of Dubai and beyond to an ever-changing list of special destinations, studying abroad offers you the opportunity to gain a global perspective on life, culture and the pursuit of your desired professional interests.

Career-Focused Programs of Study

American InterContinental University takes a real-world approach to higher education. Our Study Abroad Program focuses on offering industry-current programs for career-focused students seeking to pursue professional opportunities in many of today's most in-demand industries.

Opportunities to Establish New Relationships

Students from around the world are drawn to the AIU Study Abroad Program by the opportunity to build lasting friendships, establish business relationships and gain unique cultural and socioeconomic perspectives on the world around us.

Earn College Credit in Your Field of Interest

When you enroll in the AIU Study Abroad Program, you'll be earning applicable college credits in your specified field of interest, such as Business, Liberal Arts, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Design, Media Production, Interior Design, or Visual Communication. Nearly 250 courses are available, and earned credits can transfer back to your school in the United States.

An Experienced Student Services Department

From the moment you apply until the time you arrive in your chosen destination, our staff will assist you with travel plans, credit transfer issues, financial matters, internships and housing arrangements. We are dedicated to helping you get acclimated and feeling welcome and secure in your new environment!

Cultural Activities Beyond the Classroom

A comprehensive study abroad experience should extend beyond the classroom and expose you to a rich tapestry of cultural events and historical venues. That's why the AIU Cultural Activities Team plans day trips and weekend excursions that are designed to complement the education you'll receive in your classrooms. Best of all, we take care of the itineraries, transportation, accommodations, tickets and other necessary details.

A Diverse Student Body and Faculty

The AIU Study Abroad student population comprises 80 nationalities, which means you will have opportunities to gain a broad knowledge and understanding of international issues. The teaching staff also comes from all over the world and brings a rich diversity of ideas, perspectives and professional experience into every class.

Internship Opportunities

Our London-based internships offer students the opportunity to gain valuable international work experience within an academically supervised format. Part-time and full-time unpaid internships at a number of well-known, multinational firms are available in many of today's most interesting and in-demand industries. All internships are faculty-supervised and closely monitored by a designated internship coordinator. In keeping with British academic tradition, all interns are independently graded by a faculty member.

A Quality Program through an Established University

American InterContinental University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award Associate, Bachelor's, and Master's degrees. This umbrella accreditation includes the following branch campuses of the University: AIU Buckhead; AIU Dunwoody; AIU South Florida; AIU London; AIU Houston; AIU Los Angeles; AIU Online (originating in Illinois); and American University in Dubai.

A Lifetime of Real-World Benefits!

Participation in a quality study abroad program can provide much more than an academic adventure. It can help you learn about and understand different cultures and societies, develop an enlightened perspective on world affairs and provide a meaningful, get-noticed credential on your résumé. But perhaps most important of all, it provides you with opportunities to seek out and establish diverse friendships that can last a lifetime.

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