Alumni Stories

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

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  • Aurelie-Anne Gilly ’01

    Aurelie-Anne Gilly ’01

    AUP offered serious academic programs and an international student body.

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  • Julie Hu ’18

    Julie Hu ’18

    My favorite memories of AUP have to do with all the people I met there: peers, friends and professors.

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  • Paige Beaton Coulier ’13

    Paige Beaton Coulier ’13

    As brand builders, we are out in the world every day, helping people know and love our companies.

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  • Shadi Ayoubi ’19

    Shadi Ayoubi ’19

    I encourage anyone looking to go into economics to make the most of the liberal arts program.

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  • Clémence Wurtz ’13

    Clémence Wurtz ’13

    My advice to anyone just graduating is to find something you love, and then to work hard at it.

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  • Hamza Usman G'09

    Hamza Usman G'09

    Hamza Usman G’09 turned a gap in the pharmaceutical market into a force for social good, laying the foundations for safer, more professional pharmacies in...

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  • 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


    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


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

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  • Jacinda


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

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  • 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


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

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  • Susanne '11

    Susanne '11

    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


    My journey at AUP helped to kick-start my career

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  • Robin


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

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  • 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


    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


    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


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

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  • 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


    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


    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


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

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  • Erielle


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

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  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


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

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  • Ignacio


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

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  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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


    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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