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of Paris

Preparing students from everywhere to thrive anywhere

  • 1000 Students
  • 108 Nationalities
  • 27 Majors

Learning past boundaries

Your academic journey starts in an intimate classroom
of peers and faculty from
all over the world.

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    From : Romania

    Graduated : 2014

    I double-majored in Communications and Business, while also exploring my interest in French language and literature. I’m now Partnership Development Manager at Sociomantic Labs, where we help international online marketers create effective display advertising.
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  • Sugi's picture


    From : Rwanda

    Graduated : 2011

    I majored in Global Communications, with a specialization in Journalism, which allowed me to dig deeper into my passion for African peoples, politics, and cultures. I’m now Assistant Production Manager for Ni Nyampinga magazine, the first Rwandan youth brand “for girls and by girls”.
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  • Anas's picture


    From : Morocco

    Graduated : 2012

    I was delighted to find at AUP a thorough blending of theoretical concepts and hands-on projects. After an internship at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, I did research at NYU and got my master’s in Computer Science at Cornell. I now work as a software engineer for eBay in New York.
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  • Moe's picture


    From : France/Lebanon

    Graduated : 2013

    I double-majored in Economics and Finance, while minoring in Applied Mathematics, and then went to Oxford for a master's in Financial Economics. I will now be working as a financial analyst at Majid Al Futtaim Holding, a leader in retail and leisure.
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  • Rieko's picture


    From : Japan

    Graduated : 2014

    I transferred to AUP and created my own major, Visual Practice and Critical Theory, which combined Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Business, although I also took classes in Film and Art History. I’m now the Visual Communications Specialist for the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan.
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Encounter The World

Apply your learning with faculty-led study trips and our
partner institutions and enterprises in Paris
and around the world.

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  • India


    Prof. Talcott

    The Sustainable Development Practicum in South India is a unique intensive field course blending classes in sustainable development and development communications.

    Students work on media and communications projects for local NGOs committed to social, cultural and economic development in urban and rural communities.
  • Morocco


    Prof. Justin McGuiness

    The Fez Practicum is a hands-on course that examines the roles of third-sector bodies, namely NGOs, in global civil society.

    Through examining Moroccan NGOs, students discover the interplay between government, international organizations, national publics, and global civil society.
  • Iceland


    Prof. Talcott

    This trip is designed so that graduate students studying the contemporary marketing, branding and “public diplomacy” process of “place” or “destination branding” can undertake field research in one of the most successfully promoted destinations in recent years.
  • Poland


    Prof. Brian Schiff

    The trip to Auschwitz and Krakow focuses on the sites of social memory, with particular attention to the public display and representation of traumatic historical events within museums, memorials and monuments.
  • France


    Prof. Stanley & Prof. Bodge

    Students in the Food, Culture and Communication course partake in a trip to the Jura, a mountainous region in eastern France.

    During this trip, students explore taste by following the renowned Comté cheese from “cow to consumption.”
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    with cultural institutions and businesses from Paris to Tokyo...

  • Le Louvre


    The world’s largest museum houses celebrated works of art that span time and geography, set against the backdrop of the Louvre’s exquisite interior and exterior architectural design.

    Every semester, AUP and the Louvre organize the Les Jeunes ont la Parole program, where AUP students guide museum visitors through pieces that they’ve studied, allowing for a more profound understanding through dialogue.

    Student Media Club

    UNESCO coordinates international cooperation in education, science, culture, and communication so that all peoples can benefit from quality education, a rich cultural environment, scientific advances, and freedom of expression.

    AUP’s Student Media department, invited to provide on-the-ground news coverage of UNESCO’s 9th Annual Youth Forum, produced digital newsletters in French and English, a print magazine, and video highlights of the event.
  • Oxford University

    Law Summer Program

    Oxford’s International Human Rights Law Summer School’s program allows participants to explore key contemporary challenges to the protection and enforcement of human rights law.

    AUP’s master's in Diplomacy and International Law will help you think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues, as you take part in a practicum at The Hague and earn a certificate from Oxford in International Human Rights.
  • Ecole de Guerre

    Diplomacy & International Law

    The Ecole de Guerre is France’s highest-level establishment for the training of senior military officers, with a curriculum that examines the complexities of contemporary conflict and seeks out nuanced and contextualized solutions.

    Students in AUP’s International Affairs master’s program can participate in the Ecole de Guerre’s Coalition Exercise, a military intervention simulation where students take on the role of humanitarian aid workers.
  • Jane Goodall Institute

    Roots & Shoots Club

    This global wildlife and environment conservation organization works to protect primates, develop community-centered health projects, and promote improved agricultural and sustainable production practices.

    AUP’s Roots and Shoots organization, a chapter of the Jane Goodall Institute, addresses problems related to human rights, animal rights, and environmental issues.
  • Christie's

    Art in the Market

    Christie’s, the historic British auction house, is the world’s leading art business and fine art auctioneer, holding sales in more than 80 categories, including the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, and collectibles.

    As you investigate the economic and financial aspects of art with our Art and the Market class, you will have the opportunity to visit Christie’s, in order to get a first-hand look at the contemporary art market.

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Education for one world

Our founder had a clear vision: an American-style
education that fearlessly crosses cultural & geographical
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