Arcadia in Paris, semester and summer programs in cooperation with the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy and the Alliance Francaise

Courses at Arcadia in Paris:
International Relations, Politics and Business

All students take the following courses (academic year students take both semesters of the core course):

Core Seminar


French Language


Two Electives

Completing the Preliminary Course Form

All students must complete a Preliminary Course Form as part of the application process. When completing this form, students should include the core seminar (see above), a French language course (please note that students will be placed into the appropriate language level on arrival in Paris), and at least four electives (two first choice and two back-up). Students should list all courses in order of preference. While every effort will be made to accommodate your course selections, Arcadia University does not guarantee placement in any course.

Graduate Coursework

For exceptional students with a demonstrated background in the appropriate academic areas, Arcadia is pleased to provide the opportunity to study at the graduate level and with graduate program students, by following selected graduate courses. Students will earn undergraduate credit for attending graduate classes and completing independent assignments and exams. Students taking a graduate course will only take one of the undergraduate electives listed above. Please note that this opportunity is only available for Academic Year and Spring Semester students.

One important component of these courses is the opportunity to develop an undergraduate research project in conjunction with the appropriate AGS faculty member and program director. There are only two undergraduate student placements per graduate class, so early application and discussion with your program manager are encouraged.

Making Sure Your Credits Will Transfer Back

It is your responsibility to make sure that you are registered for a full academic load according to your home school and that the courses you take abroad will transfer for credit to your home school. It is recommended that you secure approval from your home school for at least six courses per semester prior to completing the Preliminary Course Form. While every effort will be made to accommodate your course selections, Arcadia University does note guarantee placement in any course.


Contact your Program Manager, Francisco Guiller at 1-866-927-2234 or email Please review your course choices with your academic or study abroad advisor, and submit the online course form on your Arcadia Passport.