Paris: Language & Culture

You will soon find that the city of Paris will play a fundamental role in your studies. In this category of courses, we will strive to show you the ways in which the city can illuminate your studies by revealing concepts and theories that will prove useful now and in your academic and professional career. Use the inspiring backdrop of Paris to explore the history and craft of photography; trace the roots of modern art back to the World’s Fair; discover the historical and social contexts of some of the most renowned works of art; use architecture to understand Paris’s development as a city. After all, as Audrey Hepburn once said, “Paris is always a good idea.”

Every Day Encounters

Daily Opportunities for French Immersion

Cultural Excursions

Immersion into French Culture

Walking Tours

See Paris through the eyes of Parisians

AUP’s carefully designed French programs, called "French Immersion", offer detailed instruction in the French language—reviewing grammar and vocabulary, improving pronunciation—while allowing a first-hand introduction to French culture both in and outside the classroom. Browse our French Immersion program page for more information.

Course Spotlight

Global Fashion & Design

with Prof. Madeleine Czigler

Behind the glamour of Paris fashion lays a highly complex globalised system of fashion, which will be explored via seven basic pillars: extraction, design, production, representation, consumption, wearing and disposal – the forgotten pillar. We will consider the correlations between these elements without which this system and essentially the processes of fashion cannot be understood. The starting point for this exploration is Paris, the modern capital of fashion per se, which we will investigate and question in relation to global fashion through lectures, seminars, research projects and exhibition visits, and by making extensive use of film in addition to other visual media and textual sources.

See CM 2091 Global Fashion and Design

Courses starting in June

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule." Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

Language

6-week classes designed for AUP students:

  • FR 1100 - Elementary French and Culture I
  • FR 1200 - Elementary French and Culture II

3-week classes designed for Visiting students:

  • FR 1000I - French Immersion: Elementary I 
  • FR 1005I - French Immersion: Elementary II 
  • FR 2005I - French Immersion: Intermediate I 
  • FR 2010I - French Immersion: Intermediate II 
Culture
  • AH 1003 - Paris Through its Museums I 
  • AH 1003 - Paris Through its Museums II 
  • CM 2091 - Global Fashion and Design

Courses starting in July

Click on the course you would like to take, to view the individual dates and times under the header "schedule."  Pick from any of the courses below. Your choice is not limited to one category. 

Language

3-week classes designed for Visiting students:

  • FR 1000I - French Immersion: Elementary I 
  • FR 1005I - French Immersion: Elementary II
  • FR 2005I - French Immersion: Intermediate I 
  • FR 2010I - French Immersion: Intermediate II 
Culture
  • AH 1003 - Paris Through its Museums III