Alumni Stories

What's your story?

Here at AUP, we love to keep in touch with alumni and former students, and to celebrate their achievements and milestones.

Share your latest news with us at alumniataup.edu. For more alumni stories, check out the Alumni Compass, the AUP Magazine and our Community Blog

  • Khalid Tinasti ’06 and G’07

    Khalid Tinasti ’06 and G’07

    My time at the University taught me that, whatever our differences, we do not have to apologize for existing.

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  • Luka Ivicevic ’15

    Luka Ivicevic ’15

    When I came to AUP, I was curious to learn new things...

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  • Jasmine Paul ’18

    Jasmine Paul ’18

    When I found AUP, my world got a whole lot bigger!

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  • Monique Callender ’18 and G’21

    Monique Callender ’18 and G’21

    I think the most beautiful part of AUP is that it’s a safe space to be who you are.

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  • Jacqueline Routier '94

    Jacqueline Routier '94

    Marketing is fundamentally about understanding people.

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  • Richard

    Richard

    Yes, the classes are challenging and interesting, but when you head outside you also get the immersive experience of Parisian living

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  • Nicole

    Nicole

    Studying at AUP has given me opportunities that seemed implausible for someone early in her career

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  • Jacinda

    Jacinda

    With its diverse curriculum and distinguished roster of professors, AUP offers exceptional opportunities for study and achievement

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  • Catherine

    Catherine

    I feel strongly that studying at AUP will provide me with the necessary tools to make sense of complex diplomatic and international legal issues

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  • Ari

    Ari

    I feel lucky to have also had previous experience with the interdisciplinary style of education found at AUP

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  • Susanne

    Susanne

    I can confidently say that AUP set the foundation and gave me the knowledge that I needed to practice new values in my personal and professional life.

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  • Natalie

    Natalie

    My journey at AUP helped to kick-start my career

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  • Robin

    Robin

    The classroom exchange of ideas in these courses will always be among my fondest memories at AUP.

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  • Lory

    Lory

    The training I received in and out of the classroom has been unendingly useful in my post-graduation career.

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  • Keti

    Keti

    While all the courses that I took at AUP were engaging, I was most fascinated by the dynamics of the classes themselves.

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  • Donna

    Donna

    A liberal arts university in the center of Paris, with a diverse student population and small classrooms – AUP was exactly what I was looking for

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  • Jean-Baptiste

    Jean-Baptiste

    I wanted to take a break from the military and widen my vision of geopolitics

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  • Alexandra

    Alexandra

    Fashion has always been a passion of mine, but AUP has the perfect program to turn my passion into a career.

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  • Ruby

    Ruby

    I came from the worlds of performing arts/media and non-profits and wanted to take my career to the next level.

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  • Rieke

    Rieke

    AUP made me believe in myself and understand that I could do things I had never dreamed of doing before.

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  • Lindsey

    Lindsey

    The training I received in and out of the classroom has been unendingly useful in my post-graduation career.

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  • Erielle

    Erielle

    I embarked upon a Russian Studies degree, with an International Relations component, which allowed me to...

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  • Chloe

    Chloe

    Not only did AUP’s small class sizes and encouraging academic environment help me to engage with literature in a meaningful way, but being in Paris opened...

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  • Sabrina

    Sabrina

    Being here pushed me to observe subjects and events from an increasingly international point of view, so that I now possess a more nuanced perspective on...

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  • Kelsey

    Kelsey

    I love living in Paris: not only does it inspire me towards greater creativity and ambition, but it has also enabled me to learn a second language,...

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  • Amanda

    Amanda

    AUP gave me a window onto the rest of the world and showed me that I needed a career where I could work to make global change.

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  • Nelson

    Nelson

    I cannot stress enough how invaluable an experience it is to be given access to this kind of a liberal arts education while living within a European setting.

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  • Nicole

    Nicole

    I must say that it never got old to walk into any AUP classroom and realize yet again how privileged you were to be learning with people who had such different...

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  • Emilie

    Emilie

    These experiences helped me gain confidence and the practical knowledge I needed to start an internship at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

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  • Tove

    Tove

    Our time at university is when we start to grow up and become the sort of adult we want to be. Looking back, I feel lucky to have spent these crucial years at...

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  • Jade

    Jade

    I’ve always found that AUP’s faculty and staff are extremely attentive to the needs of students and that in our learning environment, each of our opinions and...

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  • Matthew

    Matthew

    With over a thousand students from so many different cultural backgrounds all learning together, AUP impressed me immediately as the right place to develop my...

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  • Ryan

    Ryan

    When I reflect on my time here at AUP, I think about how much I owe my academic and personal success to the professors and staff. I also think about how moving...

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  • Kristina

    Kristina

    That was my student experience at AUP in a nutshell – a culturally rich, international learning environment where my beliefs were constantly tested and...

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  • Acadia

    Acadia

    AUP helped fuel my interest in mental health and cognitive science, and those passions guide me still, although I’ve taken them in a somewhat unconventional...

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  • Petra

    Petra

    I’ve always appreciated the balance AUP strikes between academic rigor and making sure students are free to...

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  • Ignacio

    Ignacio

    I was lucky enough to take my FirstBridge class with the legendary Julie Thomas and Kathleen Chevalier.

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  • Mary

    Mary

    With the mentorship and guidance of my history professor, Terence Murphy, I ended up majoring in History, with a Minor in European and Mediterranean Cultures.  

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  • Hannah

    Hannah

    Despite knowing that I wanted to study Film, I felt overwhelmed by the sheer number of course options. I remember bringing a giant list of classes that I...

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  • Elise

    Elise

    At the end of my four years, I was the first student to graduate with a degree in Film and Media, and I also minored in International Communications and...

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  • Jeffrey

    Jeffrey

    I would never have had access to this simultaneously international and Parisian experience at any other university and I can honestly say that I found every...

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  • Fatima

    Fatima

    As a double major in International Finance and Computer Science, I’ve always been a computer geek and once I started learning more about the financial...

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  • Anas

    Anas

    Computer Science has always been my passion and when I found out about AUP, I was ready to go. I was born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, and while I wanted...

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  • Gabrielle

    Gabrielle

    While growing up in Los Angeles, California, my parents encouraged my sisters and I to travel, experience other cultures, and learn other languages—in short,...

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  • Anna

    Anna

    I had initially been drawn to AUP because I wanted to study Art History and a city that was overflowing with world-renowned museums seemed like the perfect...

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