The American
University

of Paris

Preparing students from everywhere to thrive anywhere

  • 1000 Students
  • 108 Nationalities
  • 27 Majors

Learning past boundaries

Your academic journey starts in an intimate classroom
of peers and faculty from
all over the world.

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    Lavinia

    From : Romania

    Graduated : 2014

    I double-majored in Communications and Economics, while also exploring my interest in French language and literature. I’m now Partnership Development Manager at Sociomantic Labs, where we help international marketers create effective display advertising.
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    Anas

    From : Morocco

    Graduated : 2012

    I was delighted to find at AUP a thorough blending of theoretical concepts and hands-on projects. After an internship, I did research at NYU and got my master’s in Computer Science at Cornell. I now work as a software engineer for eBay in New York.
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    Sugi

    From : Rwanda

    Graduated : 2011

    I majored in Global Communications, specializing in Journalism, which allowed me to develop my passion for African peoples, politics, and cultures. I’m now Assistant Production Manager for Ni Nyampinga magazine, the first Rwandan youth brand “for girls and by girls”.
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    Moe

    From : France/Lebanon

    Graduated : 2013

    I double-majored in Economics and Finance, while minoring in Applied Mathematics, and then went to Oxford for a master's in Financial Economics. I will now be working as a financial analyst at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, a leader in retail and leisure.
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    Gabrielle

    From : USA

    Graduated : 2010

    Thanks to AUP’s uniquely intimate Comparative Literature department, I was encouraged to keep writing, while minoring in Philosophy and exploring Film, Italian, and French. After two masters’ in Poetry and Education, I now write for various publications and am teaching in Berlin.
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Encounter The World

Apply your learning with faculty-led study trips and our
partner institutions and enterprises in Paris
and around the world.

  • 20+

    FACULTY-LED INTERNATIONAL
    STUDY EXPEDITIONS
    CONDUCTED EVERY YEAR

  • India DEVELOPMENT

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  • Morocco COMMUNICATIONS & MIDDLE EAST PLURALITIES

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  • Iceland COMMUNICATIONS

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  • Poland PSYCHOLOGY & HISTORY

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  • France COMMUNICATIONS & ANTHROPOLOGY

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  • Egypt MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

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  • 20+

    FACULTY-LED INTERNATIONAL
    STUDY EXPEDITIONS
    CONDUCTED EVERY YEAR

  • India

    DEVELOPMENT

    Professors Elder & Talcott

    The Sustainable Development Practicum in South India is a unique intensive field course blending classes in sustainable development and development communications.

    Students work on media and communications projects for local NGOs committed to social, cultural and economic development in urban and rural communities.
  • Morocco

    COMMUNICATIONS & MIDDLE EAST PLURALITIES

    Professors Doyle & McGuinness

    The trip to Fez provides students with the experience of a city type that they are probably unfamiliar with.

    The learning experience therefore is the challenge of travel, how to negotiate cross-cultural encounters and how to put that experience into text and images.
  • Iceland

    COMMUNICATIONS

    Professor Talcott

    This trip is designed so that graduate students studying the contemporary marketing, branding and “public diplomacy” process of “place” or “destination branding” can undertake field research in one of the most successfully promoted destinations in recent years.
  • Poland

    PSYCHOLOGY & HISTORY

    Professor Schiff

    The trip to Auschwitz and Krakow focuses on the sites of social memory, with particular attention to the public display and representation of traumatic historical events within museums, memorials and monuments.
  • France

    COMMUNICATIONS & ANTHROPOLOGY

    Professor Shields

    Students in the Food, Culture and Communication course partake in a trip to the Jura, a mountainous region in eastern France.

    During this trip, students explore taste by following the renowned Comté cheese from “cow to consumption.”
  • Egypt

    MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

    Professors McGuinness & Tresilian

    This study trip to Cairo introduces you in person to the history and development of the city, its culture and its architecture.

    Access the city’s cultural, educational and media institutions which help you understand both the ancient and contemporary city.
  • Over

    150

    COllaborations

    with cultural institutions and businesses from Paris to Tokyo...

  • LE LOUVRE

    Art History & Fine Arts

    The world’s largest museum houses celebrated works of art that span time and geography, set against the backdrop of the Louvre’s exquisite interior and exterior architectural design.

    Every semester, AUP and the Louvre organize the Les Jeunes ont la Parole program, where AUP students guide museum visitors through pieces that they’ve studied, allowing for a more profound understanding through dialogue.
  • UNESCO

    Student Media Club

    UNESCO coordinates international cooperation in education, science, culture, and communication so that all peoples can benefit from quality education, a rich cultural environment, scientific advances, and freedom of expression.

    AUP’s Student Media department, invited to provide on-the-ground news coverage of UNESCO’s 9th Annual Youth Forum, produced digital newsletters in French and English, a print magazine, and video highlights of the event.
  • OXFORD UNIVERSITY

    Law Summer Program

    Oxford’s International Human Rights Law Summer School’s program allows participants to explore key contemporary challenges to the protection and enforcement of human rights law.

    AUP’s master's in Diplomacy and International Law will help you think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues, as you take part in a practicum at The Hague and earn a certificate from Oxford in International Human Rights.
  • ECOLE DE GUERRE

    Diplomacy & International Law

    The Ecole de Guerre is France’s highest-level establishment for the training of senior military officers, with a curriculum that examines the complexities of contemporary conflict and seeks out nuanced and contextualized solutions.

    Students in AUP’s International Affairs master’s program can participate in the Ecole de Guerre’s Coalition Exercise, a military intervention simulation where students take on the role of humanitarian aid workers.
  • JANE GOODALL INSTITUTE

    Roots & Shoots Club

    This global wildlife and environment conservation organization works to protect primates, develop community-centered health projects, and promote improved agricultural practices.

    AUP’s Roots and Shoots organization, a chapter of the Jane Goodall Institute, addresses problems related to human rights, animal rights, and environmental issues.
  • CHRISTIE'S

    Art in the Market

    Christie’s, the historic British auction house, is the world’s leading art business and fine art auctioneer, holding sales in more than 80 categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, and collectibles.

    As you investigate the economic and financial aspects of art with our Art and the Market class, you will have the opportunity to visit Christie’s, in order to get a first-hand look at the contemporary art market.
  • LA SORBONNE

    Dual Master’s Degree

    ENGLISH & FRENCH

    The Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris I is a public research university in Paris. AUP partners with its department of Political Science to explore international affairs from the perspective of a French university.

    Students take four courses at La Sorbonne in the context of AUP’s dual-degree Masters program in International Affairs, Conflict Resolution, and Civil Society Development.

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