Study Abroad at Arcadia in Paris:
International Relations, Politics and Business

  • Delve into an engaged community of scholars exploring global politics and business.

  • Pursue undergraduate coursework in politics, history, international relations and international business, taking advantage of the dedicated faculty and academic environment of the American Graduate School in Paris. Exceptional students may enroll in a graduate course (for undergraduate credit).

  • Learn French at the world-renowned Alliance Fran├žaise with students from around the globe.

  • A Mid-semester excursion to Strasbourg or Brussels provides a field-based supplement to the core seminar.

  • Intensive French & Politics summer program also available.


The core of each student's academic program is a six-credit seminar that focuses on the history, politics and diplomacy of France (fall semester) and Europe (spring semester). The seminar will incorporate academic research projects and field study excursions that will take full advantage of many French, European, and international institutions discussed in the classroom. A major component of the core course is the capstone project that will enable students to do research in many areas of current events in France and Europe.

In addition to the mandatory core course and French language study, the program offers electives in African, European and French international relations, politics, government and international business. The core and elective courses are taught in English. View a list of program courses.

Credits and GradesContact a Past Participant

Students will earn 16-18 semester hours of credit per semester.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

Students must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. Students need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before an application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall: April 20
  • Spring: October 15
  • Academic Year: April 20

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