The American University of Paris
The American University of Paris Programs
In our summer programs, you’ll engage in lively discussions, in-depth language study, and intensive workshops with professors & students from around the world. Earn credits...
The American University of Paris Reviews
You are worth it!
Submitted by Maura - - | August 12, 2017
Taking the summer art history through Paris Museums July 2017 was the experience my heart has been longing for! At 48 years old and 27 years out of college I was not sure this would be feasible; the cost, application process, housing may seem daunting. But AUP is a wonderful and supportive place for adult learners and this 3 week immersion into art history was so incredibly dynamic, every class took place in one or 2 museums, and the professor was amazing. Our class was 20 interesting and fun undergrads from all over the world, and we really bonded running all over Paris together and sharing our experiences out of class.
I chose an Air B and B near campus, and with a 30% monthly discount I had a nice 1 bedroom flat to really enjoy the Paris experience.
I am just a High School Nurse with a love for art and travel. Anyone who is considering this... You are worth it! This experience will change your life and give you a new lens on art and architecture forever. It has inspired me to enroll in ART 100 at Cape Cod Community College this fall......It was worth every penny and I plan to do it again!
No Limit on Age for studying Art History at AUP
Submitted by Nancy Evans - - | March 15, 2016
If there are any "troisieme age" students out there who are thinking of attending AUP to study Art History, I can only say "do it." I enjoyed every minute of the instruction...we had interesting in depth lectures, in the museums on many aspects of Art History. Our instructor was very passionate about the subject, and her passion was contagious.
A friend and I rented an Air BNB in an interesting Parisian neighborhood which of course added to the enjoyment of the experience. We had plenty of time to pursue our own interests, along with the interesting class sessions.
Paris On My Own
Submitted by jenniferwendt - Susquehanna University | March 01, 2016
I had been to Paris before for a few days with a group, and I really love French History, so I thought this would be a great program to try. I absolutely loved the class that I took, taking in all the sites, and having the time to choose where I wanted to visit. But the issue I had was being alone. I had booked a single, which ended up being very isolating. The singles were in a separate area of the city, and apartments were spread out around the city, not being consistent. Also, because it was during the summer, there were not many opportunities to be "on campus," especially since my class wasn't even on campus, it was all over the city. You had the opportunity to sign up for excursions where you would be with other people, but those were only for specific interests, and cost extra. I think overall, more information would have been helpful to know what I was getting into. Hence this review, where hopefully you will feel more prepared before coming.
Falling in Love with a City
Submitted by Marie-Helene Vaughan - Fordham University | March 01, 2016
Deciding to spend last summer in Paris at AUP was the best decision of my collegiate career. From the Comforts of Home to the full Parisian immersion, the whole experience was everything that I wanted it to be and more. The academics were stimulating, the cultural excursions were all-encompassing, and I made some of the best friends I’ve ever had! The entire faculty made me feel so welcome in a new place, and inspired me to take advantage of every opportunity with which I was presented. The program was educational both academically and culturally- I would go back in a heartbeat. I would highly recommend spending a summer at AUP to anyone who who asked!
Writing in Paris
Submitted by David R. Roth - Cedar Crest College | February 29, 2016
I took a three-week fiction writing class at AUP. The best thing about the class was that so much of it was outside the classroom. Writing exercises were drawn from trips to museums and other cultural activities coordinated by the professors. Class schedules left plenty of time for Paris and optional field trips. The professors also arranged readings and other social events that provided opportunities for students from other classes to get to know one another. Great experience.