Visiting students enrolled in the Summer Creative Writing Institute select a single writing workshop in Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Nonfiction. The three creative writing workshops are designed to help students to read their own work objectively, develop a critical vocabulary, and work deeply on issues of craft. Workshops meet for three and a half hours per day, four days a week, allowing three-day weekends for writing, travel, and tourism. 

One evening per week, students will attend readings and question-and-answer sessions with inspiring authors. The event evenings also unite the full group of creative writing students to enjoy informal discussion and refreshments. 

During the day, students benefit from the University’s library, common spaces, student café and, of course, the richness of the surrounding 7th arrondissement. Bordered by the Seine to the north, the Eiffel Tower to the west, and Les Invalides to the east, the septième is among the most enchanting and elegant of Paris neighborhoods, offering a rich array of restaurants, cafés, stores, and public spaces that, in the height of summer, show Paris at its best. 

Discover France While Studying in Paris

During your time at AUP Summer School, we encourage you to explore and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of this amazing city and its surrounding area. While you are welcome to plan your own trips, at AUP you have the option to explore France through cultural excursions, organized by the Cultural Program Office. Discover Paris through activities and trips that are organized around the city. Study Impressionism in Claude Monet’s garden, visit world-renowned chocolatiers, or take an oenology class to better appreciate and identify wines from a variety of regions.

About The American University of Paris

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.

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