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Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

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...

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Study Abroad at The American University of Paris

Studying in Paris is the dream of many students. Completing a semester or a year at The American University of Paris (AUP) is an exceptional way to enhance your experiences...

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The American University of Paris Reviews

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Perfect time spent abroad

This program was kind of the perfect happy medium of time spent abroad. I got to get a good sense of the culture and way of life in Paris as well as having time to explore other countries and places in Europe. My class was challenging, but I learned a lot about the formation of the European Union and its current politics. My research projects gave me the freedom to explore my interests, but also get one-on-one guidance from renowned professors and researchers! This is an experience I recommend to anyone who is interested.

Program: Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

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  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

You are worth it!

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!

Program: Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

No Limit on Age for studying Art History at AUP

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.

Program: Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    3

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    6

  • Health & Safety

    7

  • Community

    5

Paris On My Own

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.

Program: Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Falling in Love with a City

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!

Program: Your Dream Summer at The American University of Paris

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