Summer Program

The American University of Paris mounts the largest and most varied offering of English-language summer courses in France and in Europe in addition to an intensive French Immersion program. AUP’s summer programs in Paris let you sample the best of what the city and the university have to offer while you further your degree at your home institution and prepare yourself for an exciting, globally connected future.

During our summer programs, you’ll engage in lively discussions, in-depth language study, and intensive workshops with professors and students from around the world. Our course offerings fall under three categories:

Paris: Language & Culture

Explore Paris and improve your French through theme-based seminars.

Creative Arts

Discover your craft through our creative offerings from poetry to photography.

Exploring Liberal Arts

General education covering science, business, mathematics and more.

Summer courses are organized in two sessions that take place in June and July. Courses are available in 2-week, 3-week or 6-week formats. Please refer to the individual course description to view the specific start and end dates for each course.

  • Session 1: June 5 (orientation), June 6 (classes begin)
  • Session 2: June 30 (orientation), July 2 (classes begin)

We want you to be able to dive into all of the fascinating components of Parisian life, develop your artistic aspirations, and lay down the foundation for your academic and professional future. Take a look at the video below and get a taste of summer at AUP.

Practical information

  • All AUP Summer Session courses are transferable for academic credit in the U.S. university system.
  • Courses numbered 1000 to 2099 are generally introductory courses designed for freshmen and sophomores (first and second year undergraduates). Courses numbered 3000 and above are principally for juniors and seniors (third and fourth year undergraduates).
  • Enrollment may require proof of successful completion of prerequisite courses. Please see each course description.
  • Tuition for course credit  is charged at the university’s standard rate of 916 euros/credit.
  • Housing can be requested through the university. Shared rooms and single rooms are available. All accommodation is central with access to Paris’s extensive public transportation network.

Feel free to request further information or contact our summer counselor. If you’re ready for an unforgettable summer, don’t hesitate to apply now. We look forward to seeing you.