The American University of Paris

Find your place along the Seine.

Founded in 1962, the American University of Paris (AUP) is one of the oldest American institutions of higher learning in Europe, offering a liberal arts curriculum with U.S. accreditation by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. AUP is an urban institution and its campus is composed of buildings centrally located near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River.

U.S. School of Record
AUP (U.S. accredited)

Language of Instruction
English, with some courses in French.

Mixture of about 1,000 degree-seeking and study abroad students from around the world.


  • Join distinguished students from around the world.
  • Global Leadership Certificate available to semester students.
  • Many student clubs and organizations available to study abroad students.

Students studying abroad at AUP are integrated into the degree-seeking population, which is composed of over 100 nationalities, with a total of 1,000 students. AUP courses are exciting, relevant, and incorporate the city of Paris into the learning experience: students learn in its museums, paint in its streets, study the multi-ethnic world of contemporary French life and immerse themselves in European culture. With courses taught in English, AUP’s course offering focuses on its demographic diversity and critical 21st century issues.

Areas of Study

Art History & Architecture
Business & Economics
Engineering & Computer Science
Digital & Studio Arts
Literature & Creative Writing
Modern Languages & Cultures
Natural Science
Social Science
Performing Arts

Student Life at AUP

Visiting students at AUP have ample opportunities to get involved, including student clubs, government, sports, and much more. Students interested in giving back to their community can do service through AUP’s partner volunteer organizations across the city involved in educational outreach, refugee assistance, food service and English language teaching. AUP offers 3 beautiful library facilities, a student center where students can spend time between classes, and four eminent research centers devoted to faculty-student mentorship and collaboration.