Thanks to cultural study trips led by faculty experts, you'll engage with the histories, perspectives, and contemporary realities of cultures and countries around the world. You can study art history in Rome, observe human rights law in the courts of Sarajevo and Belgrade, plunge into Fez's bustling business center, or take advantage of any of our many offerings. We want you to keep exploring, in class and beyond.
You could lose yourself in Paris, in Europe, in the world. With all the galleries and museums, concert halls and opera houses, villages and towns—and some so temptingly close—there’s an endless amount to see, to know, and to learn. What you need is a guide, someone intimately familiar with the museums of Florence, the back streets of Prague, or the ins and outs of Berlin.
Bring your classroom study to life with faculty-led study trips to some of the most fascinating places in Europe and beyond. The trips are closely tied to AUP’s academic curriculum so that you can experience in an immediate and tangible way the ideas you’ve learned about in books and lectures. You can also benefit from more local cultural excursions and activities.
Take an art history trip to London, study sustainability in Sweden, discuss the business climate with entrepreneurs in Istanbul, or visit human rights NGOs and war crimes courts from the Bosnian war in Sarajevo and Belgrade. Though most trips last one to four days and take you to destinations within France and Europe, some are longer and can take you to other continents.
Cultural excursions are fun one or two-day trips that take advantage of the many opportunities close to Paris and within France. They’re not associated with an academic course but you’ll definitely have a fun educational experience.
You could learn to make macarons from a professional French pâtissier or take an oenology and wine tasting class. Maybe you’ll visit the MAC/VAL, a contemporary art museum in suburban Paris dedicated to exploring the intersection between art and social cohesion, or travel to Normandy’s D-Day sites to discover an important intersection of French and American history.
The Cultural Program Office offers summer program students the ability to opportunity one of the cultural excursion trips outside of Paris through our Explore France Series, as well as one of our Discover Paris Series activities right here in the city.