Why Study at USP

USP Suva, Fiji

There are a number of options to study abroad in the South Pacific, here are just a few reasons why you should study abroad at the University of the South Pacific (USP) through UW-Platteville Education Abroad:

Unrivaled cultural diversity

USP brings together students and staff from a wide variety of ethnicities, including Caucasians, Chinese, Indians, Micronesians, and Polynesians. The presence of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, and Islam makes USP an ideal and exciting environment for cultural exchange inside and outside of the classroom.

World class education

Ranked among the top 50 academic institutions in Oceania and highly regarded as one of the foremost research institutions in the South Pacific, students are ensured quality instruction and education at USP.  Faculty come from around the globe to teach and research at USP, bringing international and cultural perspectives into their classroom and classroom discussions.

Onsite support and international student services

Students studying abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad can rest assured knowing that the On-Site Coordinator in Suva ensures everything from applying for students’ Fijian visas to organizing excursions and is there to assist with any matters along the way.  In addition, the USP International Office provides a range of support services to all international students.

Unique courses and hands-on experiences

USP’s courses are designed to help students learn from the perspective of the South Pacific and through hands-on experiences.  Excursions are very common in the areas of Biology, Environmental Science, Geography, and Marine Studies and can include opportunities like snorkeling, hiking, Fijian village stays, and scientific sample collection.  USP truly uses all of Fiji as its classroom!


A semester abroad can be more expensive than a semester in the United States, so UW-Platteville Education Abroad strives to keep costs as low as possible with this in mind.  By living like a local student and taking advantage of the On-Site Coordinator's extensive expertise, UW-Platteville Education Abroad and USP are able to offer one of the most affordable education abroad programs in the South Pacific.

a history of amazing experiences

UW-Platteville Education Abroad has been helping students from across the United States study at USP since 2006 and hundreds of students have rated it the best experience of their life.  See what recent program participants have been saying about their experience on Abroad101: studyabroad101.com/programs/uw-platteville-education-abroad-at-the-university-of-the-south-pacific-usp.

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