Students who were accepted to participate in study abroad programs canceled during the previous academic year will receive priority placement on 2021-2022 programs.
While we will make every effort to accommodate all students on their first choice, there may be limited space on some programs for first-time applicants.
Founded as a liberal arts institution in 1962, the American University of Paris (AUP) is an urban, independent, international university located in the heart of Paris. With a population comprised of over 1,000 students representing over 100 nationalities, students at AUP enjoy a truly international experience while still being immersed in French language and culture. Studying with an American university abroad gives you the advantage of the familiarity with the university system. The campus is composed of 8 buildings centrally located in the seventh arrondissement of Paris, on the Left Bank, near the Eiffel Tower and the Seine; take a virtual tour of the AUP campus here
Due to the continued impact of COVID-19, applicants should be aware that changes to academic calendars may occur with little or no notice. Students are encouraged to either wait to book travel or book travel that allows for changes with no financial penalty.
Applicants should also be aware that processing of visas may be impacted or halted by specific countries. Failure to secure the necessary visa may result in inability to participate in this program.
Participants on this program may be required to self-quarantine prior to the start of their program for a specified period of time. Students are responsible for arranging (logistics and financial) their travel appropriately to ensure self-quarantine is completed prior to the start of the program.
Room and Board:
AUP offers off-campus apartment-style housing or homestay options. The 3rd party housing organization provides comfortable and affordable student apartments within easy commuting distance from school. Be aware that accepted students are required to pay the housing deposit (typically 1,200 euros) before arrival in France. The deposit is due upon acceptance to AUP, and students are not permitted to register for courses unless they have paid this deposit.
Fall: early Sept. to mid-December
Spring: mid-January to mid-May
*Please be aware that the AUP semester program has limited spaces available and is therefore highly competitive. All applicants should have a feasible second choice program in mind when applying for this program.*
Students at the American University of Paris will find a curriculum and academic calendar very similar to what they are accustomed to at UM. With over 27 majors offered at AUP, there is a wide offering of academic areas for student to choose from as well as interesting courses that make use of Paris as part of the classroom experience. Students can expect to find the majority of classes taught in English with some subjects taught in French including courses to help students learn French as a second language. You can search for courses available at AUP here in their course catalog; to view courses in a specific term, follow this link.
See all of AUP's majors and minors here.
Main academic areas include:
|Art History & Fine Arts
||Business & Economics
Credit & Grade Conversion
As an American university, the grading system and credits at AUP are equivalent to UM's.
AUP Credits = UM Credits
AUP Grades = UM Grades
Paris is the most visited city of the world, and while it is quite large, public transportation is readily available to help you get around with over 200 metro stations around the city. Paris is composed of 20 different neighborhoods, called arrondissements
; each has its own attractions and attributes. Bisected by the Seine, Parisians may have a long-held preference for either the Left Bank
or Right Bank
areas of Paris. Much of Paris has a similar architecture and look; strict laws govern the facades and heights of buildings.
Beyond Paris, there are many places to discover in France, the largest country in the EU in terms of area. You will discover that each region has its own specialties with a proud history and tradition behind it. Southern France is known for having a more relaxed attitude and lifestyle than the northern part of the country.
Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs-Elysees, Notre Dame, the Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, Musee Rodin, the Paris catacombs, Luxembourg Gardens, Musee de l'Orangerie, Cimetiere du Pere Lachaise, Versailles
, and much more!
Paris Fast Facts
||Charles de Gaulle (CDG) (main international airport)
Orly Airport (ORY) (second international airport-mostly flights within Europe)
Beauvais Airport (BVA) (budget airine hub-actually located in the village Tille)
|87% Roman Catholic
Mont Saint Michel
Croissant/Baguette/Pain au chocolat
For the adventurous eater: Escargots/Frog legs/Foie Gras
Look for shops with the Meilleur Ouvrier de France (MOF) designation
Check out this video for an introduction to Paris:
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If you have questions about attending this UM Partner Program, please contact Jess Driemeier for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.