Semester Abroad at Arcadia University, United States
Students enrolled in the Master’s program in International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris may choose to spend one of the semesters of the program abroad, doing coursework at one of AGS’s partner institutions. Options currently available are in the United States, Italy, or the Philippines.
Students in the M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy program at AGS may spend one of the four semesters of the program in the United States, taking courses in International Peace and Conflict Resolution at Arcadia University, and transfer the credits back to AGS. This semester abroad option gives students the opportunity to diversify their academic background while earning credits toward the AGS program, and allows non-US students to enhance their international experience.
Arcadia is a top-ranked global university founded in 1853 and located in the greater Philadelphia area, in Pennsylvania. It offers Bachelor’s, Master’s and doctoral degrees in 80 fields of study, as well as 120 study abroad programs around the world. It is ranked by U.S. News and World Report among the top tier of regional universities in the North, and nationally recognized as a leader in study abroad. AGS's M.A. in International Relations and Diplomacy is accredited in the United States as an affiliated program of Arcadia University.
Each student’s curriculum has to be individually determined in concertation with AGS’s academic coordinator in order to ensure that it properly complements the student’s particular set of required and elective courses at AGS.
Arcadia University offers a variety of on- and off-campus housing options. Monthly rates vary between USD 500 (home stay with local family) and USD 1,000 (on-campus shared accommodation with another Arcadia student). Students are also free to look for their own accommodation. Note that the cost of housing is not comprised in the tuition of the program.
No additional tuition is charged to AGS students for the semester in the United States option. The tuition for the semester abroad is the same as the tuition for a regular semester at AGS, and payable directly to AGS. Note that the following are not included in the tuition fees: travel to and from the United States, on-site transportation, housing, food, textbooks, and any other living expenses.
Note: as a school located outside the U.S., AGS is not eligible to extend Federal Student Aid for this semester abroad
To be eligible for this program, students must be enrolled in the Research Thesis track of the Master’s program in International Relations and Diplomacy and must be in good academic standing at AGS.
How to apply:
If you are interested in the semester abroad at Arcadia University, please contact the Academic Coordinator at AGS: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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