Stories

  • Keti

    Alumna

    Keti

    Alumna

    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

    Alumna

    Donna

    Alumna

    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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  • Rome

    Study Trip

    Rome

    Study Trip

    Dig beneath the rich layers of history or explore concepts in photography and drawing that make Rome a modern-day wonder.

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  • Michelle Kuo

    Faculty

    Michelle Kuo

    Faculty

    Michelle Kuo joined the American University of Paris in 2015 and teaches in its History, Law, and Society program.

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  • Erielle

    Alumna

    Erielle

    Alumna

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

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  • Professor Kozlova

    Faculty

    Professor Kozlova

    Faculty

    AUP offers you the unique combination of a diverse student body, an interconnected and interdependent working environment, and a very collegial community.

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  • Anne

    Student

    Anne

    Student

    I don’t think I could have found such amazing professors and such a unique student community at any other university.

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  • Alexandra

    Student

    Alexandra

    Student

    I love how international AUP students are: I’m constantly learning from their diversity.

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  • Professor Bonneau

    Faculty

    Professor Bonneau

    Faculty

    I am a long-time Francophile, and at the age of 40 I began studying the French language in earnest.

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  • Chloe

    Alumna

    Chloe

    Alumna

    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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  • Alex

    Student

    Alex

    Student

    AUP has been the perfect way to finish my undergraduate studies.

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  • Sabrina

    Alumna

    Sabrina

    Alumna

    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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  • Oslo, Copenhagen & Malmo

    Study Trip

    Oslo, Copenhagen & Malmo

    Study Trip

    Students get to interact with highly committed Human Rights and Sustainability professionals at public and private international institutions.

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  • Amsterdam

    Study Trip

    Amsterdam

    Study Trip

    Meet the Fitz-G, a company that develops consumer products which address global environmental concerns.

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  • Video Production

    Featured Course

    Video Production

    Featured Course

    Over the course of the semester, you will learn your way around HD cameras, microphones, and the editing program, Final Cut Pro, in order to produce...

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  • Paris through its Architecture

    Featured Course

    Paris through its Architecture

    Featured Course

    Study the exciting history of Paris’s development through its architecture and on-site visits that will allow you to make the city your own and focus on...

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  • Creative Writing Institute

    Course Work

    Creative Writing Institute

    Course Work

    You have the opportunity to write and share poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction, as well as engage in the creative experience of translation under the...

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  • Cairo

    Study Trip

    Cairo

    Study Trip

    While staying in the heart of downtown Cairo, you will visit many of the locations referenced in the literature you’ll have studied in class.

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  • Kelsey

    Student

    Kelsey

    Student

    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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  • Professor Earhart

    Faculty

    Professor Earhart

    Faculty

    AUP is such a wonderful environment for cross-cultural exchange, that I routinely learn about different forms of management practice and ethical values in...

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  • Business Integration Capstone

    Featured Course

    Business Integration Capstone

    Featured Course

    Features a complex international business simulation that integrates that material students have covered throughout their studies and allows them to make high-...

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  • Amanda

    Alumna

    Amanda

    Alumna

    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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  • Beirut Poetry Slam

    Student Work

    Beirut Poetry Slam

    Student Work

    I stumbled upon The Poetry Pot, a Beirut-based poetry collective that hosted open mic nights, on whose RSVP list I spotted quite a few familiar faces.

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  • Beetle Kinship Project

    Student & Faculty Collaboration

    Beetle Kinship Project

    Student & Faculty Collaboration

    Professor Elena Berg has conducted the first research project with her student Shannon Monahan in the new Environmental Science Lab

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  • Nelson

    Alumnus

    Nelson

    Alumnus

    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

    Alumna

    Nicole

    Alumna

    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

    Alumna

    Emilie

    Alumna

    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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  • Savannah

    Student

    Savannah

    Student

    I’ll never forget how beautiful it was to see our small class come together to organize a conference in honor of End Violence Against Women Day, spread...

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  • Tove

    Alumna

    Tove

    Alumna

    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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  • Professor Sawyer

    Faculty

    Professor Sawyer

    Faculty

    Prof Sawyer's work includes over sixty articles and reviews, in six countries and leading journals including The American Historical Review, Les Annales,...

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  • Professor Berg

    Faculty

    Professor Berg

    Faculty

    Prof. Berg is a broadly trained evolutionary biologist interested in multidisciplinary questions about how behavior, morphology, life history, and genetics...

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  • Professor Mougel

    Faculty

    Professor Mougel

    Faculty

    Prof. Mougel uses Paris – an environment particular to AUP – to develop diverse courses, including civilization, culture and language courses in order to open...

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  • Design Workshop

    Featured Course

    Design Workshop

    Featured Course

    A unique chance to participate in an international teaching–led research workshop on design and performance.

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  • Jade

    Student

    Jade

    Student

    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

    Alumnus

    Matthew

    Alumnus

    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

    Alumnus

    Ryan

    Alumnus

    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

    Alumna

    Kristina

    Alumna

    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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  • UNESCO Youth Forum

    Student Work

    UNESCO Youth Forum

    Student Work

    The American University of Paris’ Peacock Plume student media group was selected by UNESCO to step in as the official source of news for the 9th Youth Forum...

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  • Professor Greene

    Faculty

    Professor Greene

    Faculty

    Greene is the author of five collections of poems, a memoir, three personalized nature books, and a cross-genre book in collaboration with painter Ralph Petty.

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  • Nebi

    Student

    Nebi

    Student

    One of my favorite classroom moments took place in “Situating the Middle East” with...

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  • Jura Practicum

    Study Trip

    Jura Practicum

    Study Trip

    Nibbling on a piece of rich, milky, nutty cheese might have more cultural implications than you think.

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  • Krakow & Auschwitz

    Study Trip

    Krakow & Auschwitz

    Study Trip

    This study trip focuses on the sites of social memory, with particular attention to the public display and representation of traumatic historical events within...

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  • Fez, Morocco

    Study Trip

    Fez, Morocco

    Study Trip

    Students of urban form and Place Branding will discover Islamic architecture and design and how these are part of Fès's public identity. - Fès

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  • Iceland

    Study Trip

    Iceland

    Study Trip

    Students studying the contemporary process of “place” or “destination branding” can undertake field research in one of the most successfully promoted...

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  • Sustainable Development

    Study Trip

    Sustainable Development

    Study Trip

    The Sustainable Development Practicum is an intensive field course blending classes in sustainable development and communications with hands-on work for local...

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  • Lilly

    Student

    Lilly

    Student

    I appreciated how I was being encouraged to try out classes in multiple subject areas, since it pushed me to really think about what I wanted and why...

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  • Acadia

    Alumna

    Acadia

    Alumna

    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

    Student

    Petra

    Student

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

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  • Marie

    Student

    Marie

    Student

    I’d always wanted to study History, and after taking Arabic with Professor Fouad Mlih and learning about the Middle East with Professor Ziad Majed...

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  • Ignacio

    Alumnus

    Ignacio

    Alumnus

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

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  • Mary

    Alumna

    Mary

    Alumna

    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

    Alumna

    Hannah

    Alumna

    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

    Alumna

    Elise

    Alumna

    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

    Alumnus

    Jeffrey

    Alumnus

    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

    Student

    Fatima

    Student

    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

    Alumnus

    Anas

    Alumnus

    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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  • Professor Roy

    Faculty

    Professor Roy

    Faculty

    Professor Roy studied English, French, and Indian literature at the University of Mumbai before pursuing a Ph.D. at La Sorbonne Nouvelle.

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  • Gabrielle

    Alumna

    Gabrielle

    Alumna

    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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  • Sophie

    Student

    Sophie

    Student

    I wanted to major in Psychology until I fell deeply in love with Art History after a Firstbridge class and decided to dig deeper. I couldn’t be happier with my...

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  • Elizaveta

    Student

    Elizaveta

    Student

    I was born and raised in Moscow, Russia but always dreamt of exploring Paris. AUP seemed like an incredible way to make that happen, especially after I...

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  • Professor Vanel

    Faculty

    Professor Vanel

    Faculty

    Professor Vanel specializes in mid-twentieth century art and has worked on a diverse range of artists and topics.

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  • The Louvre

    Course Work

    The Louvre

    Course Work

    Les Jeunes ont la parole (JOP) offers Art History students and others at AUP the rare opportunity of participating in a hands-on program organized by the...

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  • Anna

    Alumna

    Anna

    Alumna

    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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