If you are interested in studying in France, but want the flexibility of an American-style education, The American University of Paris offers the best of both worlds. You can get your undergraduate degree while taking classes in English, and still get all the benefits of living in the French capital. At AUP, learning is not confined to the classroom – take an art history class that meets at the Louvre, intern at a French start-up or volunteer to help refugees, the possibilities are endless.

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About AUP

Established as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe and the world. The University provides an academic learning experience that places your personal, intellectual and professional development at its core. Our curriculum combines liberal arts inquiry, preparation for professional life and student-centered, active learning in small classrooms.  Located in the center of Paris, AUP is perfectly situated to help you embark upon your journey of discovery.

Majors & Minors

At AUP, you have the freedom to tailor your academic experience to match your personal and professional interests. With many major and minor options to choose from, you are encouraged to explore your academic interests before selecting a specialization. You even have the option to pursue a second major or add a minor to complement your degree.

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Our Urban Campus

Our home in the 7th arrondissement of Paris places us right at the center of a bustling, cosmopolitan European capital filled with art, culture and history. Our campus is made up of several buildings, all within close walking distance – it also happens to be near popular landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Musée d’Orsay and the Champs Élysées.

Explore our campus through our online campus tour

    • 15-minute
      walk to the Eiffel tower
    • 5-minute
      walk to banks of the Seine
    • 10-minute
      bike ride to Museé d’Orsay

Student Clubs & Leadership Opportunities

Want to get involved and volunteer in the community? AUP has a club for that. Want to develop your leaderships skills? AUP has a leadership opportunity for that. Can’t find a club that matches your interests? Start a new one! AUP makes it easy for you to connect with likeminded students. Defend your nation’s human rights record in a Model United Nations conference, make friends at Game Nights, or volunteer to work with Syrian refugees through Baytna à Vous.

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