University of Oregon

Why us?

AHA was founded in 1957 and has been offering study abroad programs for U.S. college students since 1961.  AHA has over 50 years of experience as a study abroad provider, and currently works with over 50 U.S. Colleges and universities to provide outstanding academic programs abroad for their students and faculty.

AHA is an academic program of the University of Oregon; all AHA academic programs are reviewed and approved by University of Oregon faculty, and designed with the active support and engagement of faculty from UO and over 20 other institutions which make up AHA’s academic consortia.  AHA consortia regularly review and assess AHA course offerrings and academic programs; consortia members and most affiliate institutions grant direct credit for AHA programs.

AHA offers summer, semester, and quarter programs at 14 sites in 12 countries around the world.  AHA programs are designed with an emphasis on academic quality, high levels of student support both in the U.S. and on site, and cultural engagement.

Expert assistance from inquiry through application, participation, and re-entry.

Providing one-on-one attention from faculty and staff.

AHA programs utilize the site as the classroom. Students visit local, regional and national sites of historic and cultural importance, hear from engaging guest lecturers in a variety of disciplines, and participate in discussions and visits with representatives from community organizations and governmental bodies as an integral part of the academic experience.

Every program offers a variety of opportunities designed to encourage students to engage with the host culture.These include homestays, partner programs with local students, community activities and volunteer, service-learning or internship options.

Our site directors and staff provide comprehensive orientation on arrival as well as on-going support and advising during the program for students needing assistance with academic, personal, or health and safety issues.