Association of American International Colleges & Universities

The American University of Paris


Chartered as a liberal arts college in 1962, The American University of Paris is today an urban, independent, international university located at the meeting point of France, Europe, and the world. The University provides an academic learning experience in the heart of Paris that places the student’s personal, intellectual, and professional development at its core.

AUP students are those that choose to live and learn internationally. They bring to the classroom their diverse cultural backgrounds, languages and perspectives, and the sense of adventure to become part of a global learning community outside of their own nationality and experience. In this multi-cultural context, AUP provides students with a strong academic foundation that supports critical thinking and practical application, and enables them to become translators of international culture with the capacity to analyze, adapt, and thrive in any environment.


At AUP our faculty, themselves hailing from around the world, help students to cross intellectual, cultural and geographic borders with ease, enabling them to be responsible actors and leaders in today’s competitive global work environment. The University faculty provides a curriculum that combines liberal arts inquiry, preparation for professional life, and student-centered, active learning in small classrooms. Faculty lead cultural study trips around the world to apply classroom learning to actual economies, social systems, governments and organizations. This integrated curriculum allows our graduates to go anywhere, meet anyone, do anything, and achieve success in a wide range of compelling careers.


The American University of Paris

6 rue du colonel Combes,
75007 Paris,

5 boulevard de la Tour-Maubourg,
75007 Paris,

Tel.: + 33 1 4062 0600

Dr. Sonya Stephens

Tel.: +331 4062 0659
Email: president@aup.edu

Dr. Hannah Westley
Interim Provost

Tel.: + 33 1 40 620608
Email: hwestley@aup.edu

Florence Kessler
Chief of Staff to the President’s Office
Email: fkesler@aup.edu