News and Community Voices

AUP Community Blog

The AUP Community Blog was a place for global explorers to share stories and resources with their peers and colleagues. Originally developed as the AUP at Home blog during the French confinement period of Spring semester 2020, the blog allowed community members to share contributions on the subjects they find most important, while supporting one another with common resources.

These stories proved vital to telling the AUP story authentically. That's why, as of Fall semester 2022, you'll now find community stories integrated into the main university news page. Don’t hesitate to reach out to (subject: Pitch%20for%20a%20Community%20Story) with your pitches for articles.


October 7, 2022

You’ll now see great, community-focused coverage, written by global explorers, on the main media page of the AUP website.

July 4, 2022

Motse Kuswani '22 used the GPS Program as an opportunity to pave a pathway from his student leadership experiences and personal values to his dream career.

May 13, 2022

Shannen Henry ’19 founded sustainable luxury fashion brand Kaylia after completing her master’s at AUP. She returned to the fold for our 60th anniversary with a special, bespoke design for our very own President Schenck.

April 1, 2022

When Robert Sigmund '66 journeyed to AUP, he arrived in style: playing his way across the Atlantic as a musician on an ocean liner.

March 8, 2022

AUP alumni, faculty, staff and students are coming together to help raise funds and supplies to support those fleeing the conflict in Ukraine.

February 7, 2022

VIVRE is the first and only organization on AUP’s campus to cover the whole breadth of the performing arts.

December 6, 2021

On the evening of Wednesday, November 17, Black Alumni at AUP (BAAUP) gathered to celebrate the group’s first birthday.

December 2, 2021

Fall Fest allows AUP students to share food and give thanks in an inclusive, community-wide event.

November 19, 2021

Student-led club Baytna à Vous gives AUP students to chance to assist, engage with and learn from vulnerable or displaced people in Paris and elsewhere.

November 4, 2021

AUP alumna Susan Perron '05 reflects on how her AUP education still resonates with her work as a nurse at Vanderbilt Medical Center.