American Graduate School in Paris
University description (as per official university website)
American Education, French Setting, International Experience
The American Graduate School in Paris offers US higher education in France to students from around the world.
AGS has two specialized schools: the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy, and the American Graduate School of Business and Economics.
While maintaining the highest academic standards, both schools focus on the two features that make AGS unique: individual attention to every student, and providing them with a multi-cultural experience in and out of the classroom.
AGS was created with the vision of providing a high quality education in the fields of international relations and diplomacy as well as business and economics to an international population of students and professionals. By gathering under its auspices these disciplines, AGS seeks to promote the complementarities between them and educate future actors of the international community with a global approach to the world affairs.
AGS operates under the United States educational system and is registered in France as a Private Institution of Higher Education. It offers programs modelled on the American style of teaching while taking advantage of the cultural and academic resources of Paris and France. All courses are taught in English; no knowledge of the French language is required for admission. Students enrolled in the school have the opportunity to learn French along with the program.
Classes at AGS are small in order to allow for individual attention and close student-professor interaction. The AGS faculty as well as the administration knows every student and is dedicated to ensuring for each one a successful experience in Paris and in the program.
Both the faculty and the student body are drawn from many countries on all continents, providing multiple perspectives on the disciplines taught, an international classroom environment, and fostering what is at the very heart of the AGS mission: cultural diversity and exchange.
AGS Mission Statement
The American Graduate School in Paris (AGS) is a not-for-profit institution which acts for the advancement of higher education and research in the fields of international relations, diplomacy, business and economics.
AGS seeks to promote the complementarities between those sets of disciplines, by providing future actors of international business with a good understanding of the cultural, social and political context of the countries with which they will interact, as well as providing future diplomats and practitioners of international relations with a good knowledge of the business component of the international arena.
AGS is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic excellence. This applies to the selection of faculty and students as well as to the entire educational process.
As an American institution located in Paris, AGS is dedicated to participating in Transatlantic exchanges and links the domain of education.
At the heart of its mission, AGS values cultural diversity. By drawing its faculty and students from different countries, AGS sheds a multi-cultural perspective on the disciplines taught and fosters mutual understanding of different cultures.