University Studies Abroad Consortium
The Madrid program is ideal for students who wish to study Spanish and European Studies in one of the world's great capitals. Madrid is a fascinating city and has a vibrant...
The Torino program is ideal for students who are interested in studying International Business, Art/Architecture, and Italian Studies in an exciting, cosmopolitan setting....
This program is designed for students who wish to experience all that a beautiful Spanish city on the Mediterranean has to offer, while studying the Spanish language and
Bordered just to the north by Tuscany and the south by the metropolitan area of Rome, Viterbo is a medieval city of 65,000 rich in historical, artistic and monumental legacies,...
The San Sebastian program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of Spain and offering a truly multicultural experience....
Take part in the French Language and European Studies program offered by USAC in Pau, France. The program provides students with the opportunity to study French language
The Chiang Mai program is the perfect opportunity to live and study in a lively, vibrant city in one of the most scenic areas of an already very beautiful country. The program...
The Prague program is ideal for students interested in studying and living in an extraordinary medieval city. Prague is an open textbook of modern and traditional literature,...
The Bilbao/Getxo program is ideal for students who wish to develop an international business career and/or a bilingual career. You may stay for one semester or a full year...
Santiago’s urban and natural framework, its mountainous terrain, and its proximity to Chile’s central coastline are ideal for experiencing the nature and culture of the...
The Gold Coast and Brisbane program is ideal if you want to live and study near some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches and rain forest and are looking for a wide range...
The Shanghai program is ideal for students who are interested in studying the economic and business environment of China and East Asia. Once a sleepy fishing town, Shanghai...
Costa Rica is well known for its peaceful lifestyle, egalitarian society, stable government, excellent medical care, and extraordinary natural beauty. Known as the “Switzerland...
Amazing place, with amazing people!!
Submitted by Ben - Cal Poly, SLO | September 28, 2016
If you are looking for a place that has an abundance of nature, animals, and amazing people, without sacrificing academics and nightlife/entertainment; then this is your place. Floripa is incredible and USAC offers a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore it alongside fun and engaging tours that happen often throughout your study abroad trip.
Great place, bad organization
Submitted by Anonymous - Colorado State University | September 28, 2016
I love Lüneburg, my host family, most of the people in my program, but I'm not a fan of how USAC has organized this program. We are at a University that doesn't begin till a month and half after ours starts. Our interaction with the Germans is for a short period of time. Also, the orientation was horribly planned. It took three days and they still had us go out and do some complicated tasks in a foreign language with hardly any assistance. The residence directors are very nice, and I can tell they mean well and try to help out the students, but they are not the best communicators which makes this whole process a little more overwhelming. On the academic side, the teachers for the non language class are not very organized, and there classes require a lot of work and the assignments are very vague. It's confusing to know what exactly should be done and classes are once a week which makes it even more hard to know what is expected.
I love being here in Germany, and I am incredibly thankful for the experience. I just don't like how this particular program was organized. At the same time, that isn't ruining my time here. It's just something I think could be improved.
Great city and school, horrible admin
Submitted by Jenny Smith - The Hague University of Applied Sciences | September 28, 2016
Den haag and the school here is totally amazing it costs a ton but is 100% what you think life here would be like. the school is legit and the professors are super amazing I like going to class here but its harder for sure then my school in the US. I love it here but USAC was pretty much useless the whole time and even took us in the wrong direction for housing. We had 3 different USAC contacts and never really knew who to ask our questions and trust me you will have a ton. When they did respond they kind of just said well that sucks and you still had to do it on your own. The international office here in den haag is not much better but hey you get super good at being independent. the social life is great and the people are great I just wish I got some help and didn't have to pay so much to do it all on my own.
Submitted by Randy - Universidad Andres Bello | September 26, 2016
I'm currently studying in Santiago through this program. I love the geography and beautiful country of Chile. I also love how kind and accepting my host family is, and they are willing to help me understand them and their way of life.
Santiago is perfect for just about any type of person. Every Wednesday, "gringos" can get into clubs if you're into the night life. If you'd rather go alone, there are tons of museums. It is close to other cultural centers like Valparaiso, only an hour and a half away. It has plenty of cerros and mountains to climb, and you could likely go to the beach every weekend!
The program offers opportunities to volunteer while you're here, something that I wanted to do more of. It also offers club activities through Universidad Andres Bello, the host university, in which you can interact with locals.
The courses overall aren't very challenging. Since so many people take weekend trips, that is probably a good thing to most, but since I'm a nerd, it doesn't work as well in my favor.
I've had a few problems with the program administration being too slow to respond to certain things. It's part of the Chilean culture to some extent, but when it takes days to respond to a simple question, it can be frustrating.
Overall, this is a positive experience that I would recommend to anyone! It is the perfect way to get to know something about Latin American culture with awesome slang words -- cachai? It was worth every penny and was superbacan!
USAC in Viterbo = LOVE!
Submitted by Elizabeth - - | September 26, 2016
There is no better place to immerse yourself in Italian culture, art and history than the sweet, medieval city of Viterbo. The USAC program there is top-notch. The academics are just right, there are many rich excursions, the restaurants are fantastic, the shopping is fun, the gelato is WORLD CLASS. Go!