University Studies Abroad Consortium participants University Studies Abroad Consortium participants

University Studies Abroad Consortium

Star Verified
University Studies Abroad Consortium

University Studies Abroad Consortium Programs

Brazil

USAC BRAZIL: Florianópolis-Global Economy

The Florianópolis program offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the incredibly diverse and dynamic culture of Brazil while living on a beautiful sub-tropical...

This program has been saved 3 times

Save Program

Italy

USAC ITALY: Viterbo-History, Art, Photography, & Journalism

Bordered to the north by Tuscany and the south by the metropolitan area of Rome, Viterbo is a medieval city boasting of historical, artistic and monumental legacies. At the...

This program has been saved 5 times

Save Program

Spain

USAC SPAIN: San Sebastián - Basque & European Studies

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....

This program has been saved 9 times

Save Program

Italy

USAC ITALY: Torino-International Business/Politics & Art

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 has been saved 5 times

Save Program

Thailand

USAC THAILAND: Chiang Mai-Southeast Asian Economic Studies

Chiang Mai is fondly referred to as the “Rose of the North” for its beautiful and relaxing atmosphere amidst friendly smiles, temples, and flowers. Add to these a picturesque...

This program has been saved 1 time

Save Program

Chile

USAC CHILE: Santiago-Latin American & Anthropology Studies

Santiago, the capital and largest city of Chile, features a natural and urban framework amidst a mountainous terrain. It is situated close to the country’s central coastline,...

Save Program

France

USAC FRANCE: Lyon - French Language & European Studies

Study in Lyon to learn and live in one of the most attractive cities in France, creating a fresh combination of the bustle of a large, European city and the simplicity of...

This program has been saved 4 times

Save Program

Costa Rica

USAC COSTA RICA: San Ramón - Life & Health Sciences

Sign up for the San Ramón program, a suitable option if you are a science major. For a semester or full year, you will gain an insight into Costa Rica’s health, ecology,...

This program has been saved 3 times

Save Program

Spain

USAC SPAIN: Madrid-Spanish Language, Art, & Spanish Studies

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...

This program has been saved 3 times

Save Program

Czech Republic

USAC CZECH REPUBLIC: Prague - European Politics & Culture

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,...

This program has been saved 3 times

Save Program

Spain

USAC SPAIN: Alicante - European & Mediterranean Studies

The USAC program is located at the 30,000 student University of Alicante and offers two diverse academic areas: Intensive Language and Spanish and European Studies. You will...

This program has been saved 2 times

Save Program

Costa Rica

USAC COSTA RICA: Heredia - Latin American Studies & Ecology

The Heredia program in Latin American Studies and Ecology is an ideal path if you are committed to learning diverse Latin American cultures and the Spanish language....

This program has been saved 1 time

Save Program

Germany

USAC GERMANY: Lüneburg - European Studies & Sustainability

Study German Language, European Studies, and Sustainability in Lüneburg, Germany through the program offered by the University Studies Abroad Consortium. The program is

This program has been saved 6 times

Save Program

Spain

USAC SPAIN: Bilbao/Getxo - International Business & Spanish

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...

This program has been saved 1 time

Save Program

Show more programs

University Studies Abroad Consortium Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Academics

    10

A Very Cultural Experience

I learned so much studying abroad in San Sebastián. The staff was amazing in letting us know of things going on in the city such as movies to go see, festivals, hiking, beach clean up, and more. My professors also told me different cultural things to do in other cities, and good food places to go to. I lived with a host family who made me feel so comfortable, and helped me with my conversation skills. Class was challenging, but I still can’t believe how much I learned the semester I was there! My peers were so fun and made the trip unforgettable as well. Oh yeah, and I also learned Basque!

Program: USAC SPAIN: San Sebastián - Basque & European Studies

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Academics

    10

A life changing experience!

Studying abroad with USAC was definitely an experience i will never regret! The classes were interesting, the professors were super kind and helpful and the staff was amazing! I miss Costa Rica everyday since I've returned and I hope everyone gets a chance to experience this program with USAC!

Program: USAC COSTA RICA: San Ramón - Life & Health Sciences

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Academics

    10

Once In a Life Time Opportunity

If you are considering study abroad in Gold Coast, Australia... do it! You will not regret a thing! Griffith University is an amazing campus that is well organized and does everything for and by the students. The academic professors are very involved in their lectures and they are very concerned whether or not their students have learned the material or not. My suggestion is to study abroad early, so you can take the easy courses and not stress too much the grades. Unfortunately, I did not do this and had to take some more difficult engineering courses. I spent a lot of time studying and going to classes everyday, but I don't regret it. Overall, Gold Coast is a great little city that has plenty of activities for anyone. It has several beaches and outdoor activities to take part in (i.e. surfing, snorkeling, camping, hiking, climbing, etc.) and the city life is pretty nice as well. Public transportation with the Translink Tram is great and affordable for all students, eliminating the need for a bike or car. The accommodations for Griffith University Village was good because of its proximity to campus, but for better housing, you may want to search elsewhere. The GriffithMates club on campus did several day trips to explore the city and its surrounding areas. People in the Gold Coast are very casual and laid back, they dress comfortably and many people are just looking for a good time. I have met so many students from other countries aside from Australia. Gold Coast is really a large mixing pot of other cultures and backgrounds that you can have the chance to meet. Australia is very similar to America in its set-up and culture and modernism. If this is your first time traveling alone and you aren't looking for too much of a change in culture shock, Australia is a great place to start!

Program: USAC AUSTRALIA: Gold Coast & Brisbane - Full Curriculum

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Community

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Academics

    9

Stay in Spain

In the beginning I was excited, as my departure date grew closer, I became nervous. Was I ready? How would I communicate with little to no Spanish language background? I was unsure but I was committed and I didn't want to let anyone down. Fast forward a month into my semester I was battling some homesickness and questioning whether I would be able to stay. I was frustrated in my class because I felt like I wasn't picking it up as quickly as I wanted and I wasn't understanding enough. I also quickly realized that I didn't not save up enough money for myself while being abroad. I wanted to travel everywhere but my bank account said otherwise. I pushed myself to focus on what I can control, how I reacted to situations and tried my best to maintain a positive and grateful attitude. After all I am in SPAIN! I pulled myself out of my room and walked around the streets of Alicante, to the beach, made plans with people in my program, I spent time with my roommates. All these things helped me to realize that being here is a once in a life time opportunity and if I sit back and waste it all by worrying the future, I will be missing out on much more. Money comes and money goes, being smart with it is important and booking trips on a budget is a skill. Planning transportation, accommodations, and food are all important to keep in mind. I am going to miss so much Spain and Europe but I am so grateful for my time here. I will never forget how humbling it was to feel so out of place in a foreign country and how welcomed I felt throughout my time here.

Program: USAC SPAIN: Alicante - European & Mediterranean Studies

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Community

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Academics

    10

Chile all day

Going to Chile was the best decision I've made as far as my education goes! First of all, there are so many options as far as where you can travel. You can go to the north to the Atacama desert (which is the driest, most arid place on earth and great for stargazing), Patagonia (which is basically where they take all computer background photos because it is so stunning), you can see many active volcanoes (even hike them if you want!), ski, hike, go to the beach, take wine tours, the list goes on and on. The greatest part studying abroad in Chile is that you really feel like you get to know the country as a whole. You still have the option to travel to places like Argentina, Peru, Bolivia, etc. but you really could spend a year in Chile and not feel like you've seen everything yet. Santiago is beautiful, there are lots of places to hike, coffee shops to visit, and parks to enjoy. The houses of Pablo Neruda, Gabriela Mistral center, and museums dedicated to the memorial of those lost during the dictatorship are all absolutely worth the trip! I would definitely consider the Santiago, Chile program if you want to go to Latin America!

Program: USAC CHILE: Santiago-Latin American & Anthropology Studies

Show more reviews