AGS courses are taught in Paris, France. However, as part of or as a complement to some of the programs, AGS students have a number of study abroad options. These options may involve either coursework or internship work. This provides students with the opportunity to enhance their international experience and gear their curriculum towards diversified and complementary disciplines. Note that with the exception of the UC Berekeley Extension option, these programs are open only to students enrolled in the Research Thesis track of the M.A. program.
Semester Abroad in the United States
Students enrolled in the M.A in International Relations and Diplomacy may spend one of the four semesters of the program at Arcadia University in the US, in the greater Philadelphia area (Pennsylvania), and transfer their courses back to AGS. Courses taken during the semester at Arcadia are in the discipline of International Peace and Conflict Resolution.
Semester Abroad in Italy
Students in the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy program at AGS may spend one semester at the University of Siena in Siena, Italy and transfer the credits back to AGS. The courses taken at the University of Siena are in the disciplines of International Relations and Law. They are taught in English, so there is no need for the student to have any previous knowledge of the Italian language. Students wishing to take advantage of this opportunity to learn the language may take additional courses in Italian.
Semester Abroad in the Philippines
As part of the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy, AGS students may spend one semester at the University of San Carlos in Cebu, Philippines, and transfer their courses back to AGS. Courses at the University of San Carlos are in the disciplines of Political Science and Public Management & Development.
Summer program at UC Berkeley
Through a partnership between the American Graduate School in Paris and University of California Berkeley Extension, AGS students have the opportunity to attend a two-month summer program on Management and Leadership in San Francisco, United States, and earn a certificate from UC Berkeley Extension, the continuing and professional education school of the University of California, Berkeley.
Please note that while this program is complementary to the discipline of international relations, it may not be substituted for any of the material covered in the International Relations and Diplomacy Master’s or Ph.D. programs at AGS, and therefore the coursework is not transferrable to any degree program at AGS.
Dual Program in International Relations and Diplomacy/International Peace and Conflict Resolution
AGS and Arcadia University offer the opportunity to earn two US-accredited Master's degrees in three years. This dual program involves three semesters at the American Graduate School in Paris, France, and three semesters at Arcadia University, in the United States (greater Philadelphia area).
Laura-Lee Smith USA
As citizens of the world community, AGSers share a deep will to improve international state of affairs. This drive for change translates into prescriptive discussion between students and teachers, not simply criticism. I most admire this quality about AGS and know that because we have the will to improve the system, we are the way for change.