The Master of Arts in International Relations and Diplomacy and the International MBA at the American Graduate School in Paris are affiliated programs of Arcadia University.
Both degrees are accredited in the United States by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. The diplomas received by AGS graduates bear both the name of Arcadia University as well as that of the American Graduate School in Paris.
During the course of their studies at AGS, Master's students in the International Relations program may choose to spend one semester at Arcadia University in Pennsylvania, studying International Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Students in the IMBA program in Paris may choose to complete their International Business Experience course by joining students from the Arcadia on-campus MBA program on an international travel, or in the United States.
About Arcadia University
Founded in 1853, Arcadia University is a private, co-educational, comprehensive university recognized as a leader in study abroad and international education. The metropolitan campus is located in Glenside, Pennsylvania, about 12 miles from Center City Philadelphia. Arcadia University serves a diverse student population of 3,900 students.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Arcadia University in three categories: among the top 25 Best Master's Universities in the North, among the best Programs to Look for in Study Abroad, and on the Great Schools, Great Prices list.
And The Princeton Review has named Arcadia as among the select universities in the Northeast.
The School of International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris offers a double-degree program in partnership with the School of Law of the University of Cergy-Pontoise, whereby students may in three years earn an American M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy, and a European LL.M. in French and European Law.
About the University of Cergy-Pontoise
The University of Cergy-Pontoise is a leading center of education and research located 30 minutes west of Paris. It is a young dynamic university with an international scope. There is a student body of 20,000 and the faculty is composed of 1,000 professors. UCP offers all levels of undergraduate and post-graduate studies in various disciplines around five major poles: law, languages, literature and social sciences, economy and management, science and technology. The law school offers programs in English.
The School of International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris offers a double-degree program in partnership with Université de Paris Sud 11, whereby students may earn in two years an American M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy, and a European Master's degree in Diplomacy and Strategic Negotiations.
About the University of Paris-Sud 11
University of Paris-Sud 11(Sceaux) has 120 research laboratories and has the largest student campus in France, South-West of Paris. The school has 27,000 students and 3,000 faculty including prominent researchers and professors such as the 2007 Nobel Laureat in Physics Albert Fert, and 2006 Fields Medal winner, Wendelin Werner. University of Paris-Sceaux offers undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in various academic and professional disciplines. Faculté Jean Monnet specializes in economics and management, as well as international relations and diplomacy.
About the partnership
All students enrolled at the American Graduate School in Paris benefit from a 12% discount at Alliance Française, in the same building as AGS on boulevard Raspail.
The School of International Relations and Diplomacy offers optional French language courses as part of its programs (Masters, Ph.D. and study abroad). Students taking that option have French classes at Alliance Française in the mornings some days of the week while IR classes take place in the afternoons.
About Alliance Française
The Alliance Française was founded in 1883 with the purpose of diffusing the French language and francophone cultures throughout the world. It has an international network of more than 1,100 language schools in 133 countries. The Alliance Française Paris Ile-de-France welcomes more than 12,000 students in Paris every year, with tailored programs in the French language.
About the partnership
Through a partnership between the American Graduate School in Paris and French bank Banque Populaire Rives de Paris, AGS students of all nationalities under the age of 28 are eligible for low interest rate student loans in France.
Ryan MillsUnited States
From current issues in the Middle East taught together by an Iranian historian and an Israelli journalist, to NGO management taught by the director of Human Rights Watch in France, every class was fascinating and taught by some of the most impressive people I could ever have imagined. I immediately felt at home in this small but active AGS community because, although students and professors are all from different parts of the world, everyone takes the time to understand each other's perspective. Overall, I would recommend AGS to anyone with a thirst for intellectual stimulation and a drive to not only understand the world of international relations, but engage in it..