USAC

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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 almost 30 years. USAC currently offers programs in 24 countries at 39 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.

USAC study abroad programs on Go Overseas

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...
    33 reviews
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
    Costa Rica
    Study abroad with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) in Puntarenas, Costa Rica next January (short-term),...
    22 reviews
  • 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...
    18 reviews
  • 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...
    15 reviews
  • 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,...
    12 reviews
  • Study Abroad in Bangalore, India
    India
    Spend next semester or academic year in Bangalore, India with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at Christ...
    11 reviews
  • Study with USAC in Germany
    Germany
    In Luneburg, a beautiful, historical city dating back more than a thousand years, USAC students study intensive elementary,...
    11 reviews
  • 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...
    11 reviews
  • 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...
    10 reviews
  • Study Abroad in Viterbo, Italy
    Italy
    USAC and Tuscia University in Viterbo, Italy have partnered up, offering an exciting study abroad program for students...
    9 reviews
  • 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
  • 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
  • Spain
    The San Sebastian program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity...
    7 reviews
  • 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....
    6 reviews
  • Brazil
    The Florianopolis program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the incredibly diverse and dynamic...
    6 reviews

Program Reviews

  • Olivia
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Clemson. South Carolina
    Clemson University
    Tiamo Toriono ( I love you Torino)
    06/19/2015

    Torino is a hidden gem!! There is so much to do and see in the city you will never want to leave. There are plenty of museums to check out, as well as beautiful out door activities. USAC staff did an amazing job of making sure I had a great experince. They were very helpful in helping me with my housing and when I got sick and had to go to the doctor.

    Torino is also the perfect location to travel. There is an airport a bus rided away, two train stations and a metro so you never have to worry about getting around.

    USAC has different field trips you can take which I recommend!! There are a few day trips as well as two overnight trips.

    If your thinking about Italy think Torino!!!

    How could this program be improved?

    I would make sure students have more resources for connecting with their professor

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  • Maria Jacob
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    University of Cincinnati
    It Was All A Dream!
    06/18/2015

    Thailand was everything I had hoped it would be, and trust me, I did a lot of research to figure out what I was getting myself into. I loved the group of people I studied abroad with, the locals were friendly and helpful (and English was widely spoken, so it wasn't hard to get past a language barrier), the natural beauty couldn't be beat, the food was to die for, the prices of everyday life was way less than what I would have been spending back in the states, and overall I learned so much about myself.

    The field trips USAC organized were second to none, I really enjoyed everything they arranged for us and it made it really simple to get acquainted with local culture. The on-site staff felt like a second family, and they always tried their best to help us do things we wanted around the city. We had friends from other study abroad programs in Chiang Mai that didn't have nearly as much flexibility as we had with our USAC program, and that hindered them in various ways. I really felt like I was taken care of, but not treated like a child that needed constant watching over.

    I am so glad I took the leap to go somewhere new and exciting instead of a program in an English speaking country. You mature so quickly in such a short amount of time, make lifelong friends who are also growing and learning, and you make together memories that will last you a lifetime. Was it all a dream? No, but I'm forever daydreaming about Thailand.

    How could this program be improved?

    At the time I was abroad, dorms were strict and no opposite sex could even enter the building of the other. It was hard for all of the group to hang out, because we had nowhere to lounge around, so we had to go to bars or the like. Since then, I heard the buildings are co-ed and it is more of a college dorm experience. This would have improved our time abroad, but obviously wasn't that big of an issue.

    Photos:
    Tiger Kingdom
    Chiang Mai Grand Canyon
    Art in Paradise
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  • Alejandro
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Sao Paulo
    Alabama State University
    USAC Lüneburg
    06/04/2015

    I had a great time in Luneburg! Luneburg is a small town near Hamburg with a beautiful old down town. I met so many cool people (most from the us though ;) ) I did not have as much contact with germans because I lived and studied only with students from usac. I wished i had met more germans. The courses were good, i learned so much about european culture and history.

    How could this program be improved?

    I did not like that USAC was unable to provide enough housing offers in time. Many of us had to change housing after a few weeks. I would not chose USAC housing again.

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  • Desirae
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Reno, NV
    University of Nevada Reno
    Wintermester in Puntarenas
    06/03/2015

    I've always had trouble waking up in the mornings to start my day, but that wasn't the case in Costa Rica. I woke up before my alarm every single time, eager and excited for the day! It was nice starting the morning with my host mom, practicing my Spanish while eating breakfast. My class was challenging, as a language course has never been that demanding for me, but I feel like I actually learned. The dance class was SO much fun. The teacher explained everything patiently and it made everyone that took the course a lot closer. After dinner my friends and I would meet at the beach every single night. There would be times when I was tired, but we only had 3 weeks so I didn't want to waste a single moment not enjoying the beauty that Costa Rica had to offer or getting to know the amazing people I still keep in touch with today.

    How could this program be improved?

    A list of other activities students did during their free time and what company they went through would be helpful!

    Photos:
    Pura Vida!
    Hot Springs
    Snorkeling on the way to Tortuga Island
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  • Tazia
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Reno, Nevada
    University of Nevada Reno
    China has my Heart!
    05/07/2015

    I absolutely loved my trip to China. USAC was so helpful and the program challenged me to really learn the culture and go outside of my comfort zone! We had field trips to local cities and major cities throughout China and our program advisor and USAC interns always went the extra step to make sure we had everything that we needed. I would highly recommend traveling with USAC if you want to go abroad, whether to China or any other country!

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