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The School of International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS

The School of International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS prepares students for high-level careers in international affairs: intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, government, diplomacy, international business, media, journalism, and academics.

It offers a U.S.-accredited Master and a Ph.D. degree, as well as study abroad programs for both graduates and undergraduates, and part-time options for professionals.

Students may also opt to earn a European graduate degree in addition to AGS’s American M.A., by following one of the double-degree programs offered by the school in partnership with French universities.

The language of instruction is English; no knowledge of French is required for admission. Students have the opportunity to follow optional French language courses at AGS's partner school, the Alliance Française.

Subjects taught include international law, geopolitics, conflict resolution, and environmental studies. As part of the curriculum of the graduate degree programs, students are encouraged to do a monitored internship, incorporating hands-on experience in their coursework. The internship program takes advantage of the many opportunities that Paris offers in the practice of international relations, with the presence of numerous intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and diplomatic missions.

The low student/professor ratio in each class, combined with full dedication to students and strong commitment to academic excellence, carry AGS towards a pedagogy based on active interaction with professors and close guidance of students.

The faculty of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy is composed of both academics and professional practitioners such as diplomats, journalists, and lawyers. Additionally the school often invites prominent guest speakers to address students in class and organizes visits to embassies and international organizations.

The faculty as well as students come from many different countries on all continents. Through the multi-cultural profile of its students and faculty, as well as through the nature of the disciplines taught , AGS provides an international classroom environment and diverse perspectives on the topics addressed.

 
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Ryan MillsUnited States
Study Abroad in Paris
Fall 2015 

quote leftFrom 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..quote right

The M.A. in International Relations program is fully accredited in the U.S.:

by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education
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