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    The American University of Paris

    The American University of Paris


    • Listing Type: Colleges & Universities
    • Top Majors: Communications
    • Type: Private, Nonprofit
    • Degrees Awarded: 4 Year
    • Campus Setting: Urban
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Loans
    • Gender: Coed
    • Country: France
    • In State Tuition: $35,549
    • Delivery: Day
    • Affiliation: The Common App
    • CEEB: 866
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    American University of Paris (AUP), located in Paris, France, is a wildly successful experiment in international, interdisciplinary education. Since AUP's founding in 1962, the university has provided a multilingual, multicultural learning environment.

    American University of Paris brings together all the best elements of the American university model - small discussion-based classes; a collaborative relationship between students and faculty; a special emphasis on critical thinking and clear communication - with the cultural, social, and professional opportunities of one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities. AUP has an academic culture of engagement, global citizenship, and community, and it educates global citizens who take their places as responsible actors in communities, civil societies, and countries around the world.

    American University of Paris offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs, all based on the American model of small, discussion-based classes. AUP offers undergraduate majors in Art History, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Economics, Entrepreneurship, European and Mediterranean Cultures, Film Studies, Fine Arts, Gender, Sexuality, and Society, Global Communications, History, Law and Society, International Business Administration, International and Comparative Politics, International Finance, Journalism, Literary Studies and the Creative Arts, Management, Management Information Systems, Marekting, Middle East Pluralities, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Psychology, Quantitative Environmental Science, Urban Studies, and a Self-Designed Major.

    The Graduate School of Global Studies at AUP is an international platform for students to gain intellectual and professional skills, enabling them to open new professional opportunities; to advance to a higher degree; to discover a vocation; or to change fields and enable a career transition. Students develop pluralist and progressive perspectives on contemporary global problems from climate change to conflict resolution, and much more. Students may choose from 15 Master of Arts degrees in 6 core fields, including Cross-Cultural and Sustainable Business Management, Cultural Translation, Global Communications, International Affairs, Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Public Policy.

    Students may also study abroad at a partner university. AUP maintains special partnerships with top-tier universities around the world that allows students to spend a semester as a full-time student at another institution while earning credit towards their AUP degree. Current options include Eugene Lang College in New York, New York, Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, Goizueta Business School of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, New york University in Buenos Aires, Florence, London, and Shanghai, University of Cape Town in South Africa, The University of Miami in Florida, and the University of Cairo in Egypt.