Cultural Program Videos

Cultural Programs Videos

Attending a Cultural Program study trip is a transformative experience that challenges your assumptions about the world and your place in it. Below, AUP students and faculty members share their stories, so you can get a sense of how vital experiential learning is to AUP’s academic approach.  


Featured Video: Madrid and Toledo 

Find out how viewing artworks from great Spanish masters in situ allows students to better understand their social, cultural and historical context. 

Study Trip Stories 

From learning Arabic in Cairo to studying place branding in Iceland, there are dozens of opportunities to explore new cultures and hear from your professors in sites of historical, cultural and geographical importance.  


If you plan on taking courses in Middle East studies, including the freshman FirstBridge program and elementary and intermediate Arabic, you will have the chance to visit Cairo, Egypt, where you can practice your linguistic skills and explore the city that you’ll have read so much about.


Held to be Morocco's spiritual capital, Fez functions as both magnet for pilgrims from sub-Saharan Africa and a major draw for tourists in search of something cultural. Join our students over the course of the trip, experiencing a type of city with which many remain unfamiliar, where your learning experience will encompass the challenges of travel, how to negotiate cross-cultural encounters, and how to transfer these experiences to text and images.


Follow our students as they discover Iceland. 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.


Brussels is the political heart of Europe with immense political and economic influence. In our Cultural Program Study Trip to this vibrant capital, you will become more familiar with the structures of the EU and the critical questions pertaining to its future role. 


For 30 years we have been offering this faculty-led trip to students studying the works of William Shakespeare. Take part in their journey as they discover the plays as they were meant to be experienced: enacted and performed live in the theater.