Academics

Imagine a classroom small enough that the professor knows each student’s name, each student’s goals and aspirations, and probably each student’s favorite movie. Imagine a classroom diverse enough that almost every student comes from a different national, cultural, or economic background, is happy to share his or her unique heritage, and is curious to learn about yours. Imagine a classroom connected enough that research and internship opportunities at some of the world’s newest—and oldest—businesses, laboratories, cultural institutions, and political organizations are right outside your door. Imagine a classroom where almost everyone is away from home but somehow feels completely at home. That classroom is The American University of Paris.

Fully accredited, intellectually challenging academic programs

AUP offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, all based on the American model of small, discussion-based classes, close student-faculty interaction, and a focus on critical thinking and clear communication. Programs include:

World-class faculty pursuing transnational, interdisciplinary scholarship

AUP’s faculty members are passionate about teaching yet remain deeply engaged in their own scholarship. They conduct interdisciplinary research with peers around the world, publish papers in leading academic journals, and are actively sought as guest speakers and lecturers at such prestigious institutions as Oxford University, the Sorbonne, and the University of Chicago. Best of all, they often involve students in their research, giving you excellent preparation for graduate school or post-graduate study.

Opportunities for research, internships, and study abroad

An effective, well-rounded education extends well beyond the classroom. In addition to conducting undergraduate research with a faculty member, you can pursue internships with some of Europe’s leading businesses, study abroad at another university, or take advantage of one of our many faculty-led cultural excursions.

Contact an AUP admissions counselor to find out more about AUP’s unique blend of American-style academics, French culture, and global engagement. We look forward to hearing from you.