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.
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.
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.
SAI is dedicated to providing academic and cultural learning experiences abroad that enhance global awareness, professional development and social responsibility. We concentrate our programs in Europe, with a focus on in-depth learning of individual European countries and their unique global role in the geopolitical economy, humanities, and in the arts.