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USAC is a non-profit organization made up of 33 U.S. member universities that has provided quality and affordable study abroad programs for over 30 years. USAC currently offers programs in 26 countries at 46 program sites and provides a broad spectrum of assistance with housing, visa assistance, academics, field trips, internships, field study courses and more from the point you apply, your arrival and stay, to your transcript and re-entry.

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Programs from USAC Study Abroad

  • Study Abroad in Alicante, Spain
    Spain
    Study abroad for a summer, semester, or full academic year with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at the...
    40 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Study abroad with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in Puntarenas, Costa Rica next January (short-term),...
    25 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • USAC Study Abroad Program in France
    France
    USAC welcomes students to come study abroad for a summer, semester or academic year term at the University of Pau in France...
    20 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Bilbao, Spain
    Spain
    USAC welcomes students to come study abroad in Bilbao/Getxo, Spain at the University of the Basque Country! Located to the...
    18 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad in Torino, Italy
    Italy
    USAC is working in collaboration with the highly regarded School of Business Administration at the University of Torino to...
    16 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study with USAC in Germany
    Germany
    In Luneburg, a beautiful, historical city dating back more than a thousand years, USAC students study intensive elementary,...
    14 reviews
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  • Study Abroad in Bangalore, India
    India
    Spend next semester or academic year in Bangalore, India with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at Christ...
    13 reviews
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  • Study Abroad with USAC in Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Study abroad next summer, semester or academic year with USAC in Heredia, Costa Rica. All USAC courses during the Spanish,...
    13 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad in Viterbo, Italy
    Italy
    USAC and Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy have partnered up, offering an exciting study abroad program for students...
    13 reviews
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  • Overlooking rooftops in the Czech Republic
    Czech Republic
    USAC has partnered up with Charles University to give students a unique study abroad experience in Prague, Czech Republic....
    11 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study Abroad with USAC in Madrid
    Spain
    Study abroad next summer, semester or academic year at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain with USAC! Students...
    11 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • Spain
    The San Sebastian program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity...
    11 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
  • USAC Students Eating Dinner in Thailand
    Thailand
    USAC has teamed up with Chiang Mai University to offer students the chance to study abroad in Thailand this summer, semester...
    7 reviews
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  • Study Abroad with USAC in Brighton, England
    England
    Spend next summer, semester or entire academic year studying abroad in England at the University of Brighton! Brighton is...
    7 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.
  • Study in Santiago, Chile with USAC
    Chile
    USAC invites students to come study abroad in Santiago, Chile at the Universidad Andres Bello! Santiago is an exciting...
    6 reviews
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    This program has been rated exceedingly fun by 5+ reviewers.
    This program has been rated exceedingly supportive by 5+ reviewers.

Program Reviews

  • Joanna
    Age: 25-30
    Female
    Oakland
    California State University- Chico
    10/10
    Study Abroad in Viterbo
    02/05/2016

    I have had many experiences abroad, either traveling, volunteering or studying and I can honestly say that my semester in Viterbo is one of the top most memorable experiences of my life (if not the top!). I lived with two Italian students who graciously accepted me into their home and routines. Every evening we would meet for appertivo's at the local bar, then make our way back to our apartment and cook a gourmet meal, eat around 11pm or so, and then depending on the night of the week go to the local disco. In small town Viterbo, it is really easy to fall into the routine of the locals. Cappucino's in the morning, class, siesta, class, the passiegata, happy hour and appertivo, cooking, and red red wine. The USAC support staff was amazing- and I made a ton of friends through that program. We continue to travel together and have maintained solid friendships eight years later.

    How could this program be improved?

    Stricter screening process of applicants? I shudder when I think about some of the other students who studied abroad that semester- they were very closed off and rude to the local community. The stereotypical "ugly American".

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  • Jamie
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    San Luis Obispo
    California Polytechnic State University- San Luis Obispo
    9/10
    What you can expect
    02/05/2016

    The housing is in the city center, which give you access to lots of restaurants and clubs. It is also walking distance to the beach and the gorgeous Castillo de Santa Barbara. If you live in an apartment you will have your own room and 2-4 roommates. My apartment has plenty of space and views of the city.

    To get to the University, you will take a tram or bus for about 25 minutes. Classes are not stressful but they will help you majorly improve your Spanish. You will be taking classes with other USAC students, but have the chance to interact with Spaniard through Intercambios- conversation partners who go to the university. Take advantage of any Spaniards you meet, as this will be a great way to practice conversation and learn about culture.
    The Spanish in Alicante is fairly neutral, Valenciano, a dialect of Catalan is also used in the community. It is easy to reach Madrid by high speed train and the airport is a 30 minute bus ride away. It's a great city to be in if you wish to travel around Europe. All of the staff and professors are fantastic- truly supportive and caring. I had such a fantastic time and want to return already!

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  • Nicki
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Portland, Oregon
    Portland State University
    10/10
    Amazing people, amazing place
    02/01/2016

    Couldn't get enough of Spain and my program! The leaders were amazing and supportive the whole way through. They organized activities outside of our class schedules that really helped me understand the country a little bit more and were just a wealth of knowledge! Also, my host mother went above and beyond to make sure that I experienced her homeland to the best of ability. We would sit down for a homemade lunch every day and talk politics, current events, or just about life... and then siesta. That is what made this experience so extraordinary, the people :) Loved USAC Alicante!

    How could this program be improved?

    More classes and interaction with actual students from the university!

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  • Mary
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Torino, Italy
    University of Nevada Reno
    10/10
    Best decision of my life
    02/01/2016

    If I could give USAC Alicante a score of 1,000 on the scale of 1-10, I would. Aside from Alicante's beauty in itself the USAC program made my stay nothing short of amazing.... It was hands down the best year of my life and it wouldn't be that way without the help of the USAC staff; from the housing they provided, to the organized field trips (which were awesome) to the all-around constant support and just being my parents-away-from-parents they truly made Alicante feel like a second home to me. I HIGHLY recommend this program to anyone interested!!!! Thank you USAC Alicante for the best year of my life!

    How could this program be improved?

    I think this program is perfect!!!

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  • Kelli
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Winchester, VA
    University of Nevada Reno
    10/10
    I left my heart in San Ramon
    01/20/2016

    Studying abroad for a semester was one of the best decisions I have ever made, and doing it in San Ramon only enhanced my experience. Costa Rica is a teeny tiny country which means it is very easy to travel through! A 7 hour bus ride places you across the length of the country in warm oceans among laid back locals, while another coast is an easy hour bus ride away and offers great surf and camping options.

    San Ramon offers a great climate (particularly in the Spring semester) with lots of friendly people. Many people don't speak English, so the opportunity to practice Spanish is very available. The staff is extremely available and helpful to the students, and all of the students in my program were very happy with their families they lived with. The classes that I took in Spanish language, literature, and culture were all fantastic, and the marine biology class allowed me to go on two snorkeling trips. The most fun classes were definitely the cooking and dancing classes. I also had the opportunity to volunteer at a preschool and teach English which was amazing.

    My family introduced me to loads of different foods (especially fruit!!), taught me how to make tamales, told me loads of stories, and even celebrated my birthday with me. Over Spring break I was able to travel to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. All of the travel trips set up by USAC were fantastic, I would highly recommend them!

    Make sure to visit Las Musas, a secret San Ramon destination ;)

    How could this program be improved?

    n/a

    Photos:
    First time zip lining in Costa Rica!
    Enjoying a delicious meal prepared in cooking class.
    Relaxing at one of several beaches that Costa Rica has to offer.
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