Founding our Future

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For AUP students, donors like YOU lay the foundation for their success and every gift is an investment in the bright future of AUP and our students. 

Each of us carries our own AUP experience - an account of the challenges faced, the triumphs celebrated, and dreams pursued. Through these shared experiences, we forge connections, learn from each other, and build bridges across diverse backgrounds. When we come together and combine our resources for student scholarship and Coup de Pouce, we make a profound difference in the lives of future scholars at AUP.  🧑‍🎓🌍❤️

Join us this month as we share the stories from our community - the bold thinkers and vibrant individuals pursuing their dreams at AUP, all thanks to gifts from alumni, families, and friends like you.

Your support of scholarships is not just an investment in the future of AUP—it is a testament to the transformative power of education and the enduring spirit of community. 

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More from Arianna and Polina

Q: What projects and passions are you pursuing at AUP?

Arianna: I am the Co-Editor in Chief of AUP’s Roaches publication. As the radical feminist magazine on campus, we aim to create a space to amplify marginalized voices within our community through art and writing. I have enjoyed participating in the publication as the Featured Spotlight Artist in 2023 and being the commissioned photographer for this year's 2024 issue. It has been a space for me to showcase my photography projects and be a part of a network of other creatives who aim to share stories that reflect the lives they live. I am pursuing a double major in Film Studies and Gender, Sexuality, & Society in hopes of exploring how socio-political discourse has a space within expressions of art and the historical use of cinema as a tool for connecting people through means of shared messaging.

Polina: I am pursuing a bachelor’s in Global Communications, and double minoring in Fine Arts and Entrepreneurship. After my time at AUP, I hope to acquire professional skills and training at culinary school, and am considering a master’s degree in the creative industry. I recently attended an AUP alumni roundtable with speakers currently working in the food industry, which was an extremely insightful experience in learning the many ways AUP’s resources can propel me towards a creative and innovative path in the culinary industry. 

3 days ago by Dana Callaghan
T'Anna Johnson '23

AUP was a life-changing experience for me. From the daily cultural immersion of Paris to the classroom experience alongside fellow global citizens and changemakers, every day was a new and exciting adventure. Even though I didn’t need a scholarship to attend AUP, I often thought about those who would never have experienced the magic of this city or the power of this community without the help of others. So, I knew that I had to do my part to make AUP a possibility for someone else.
#FoundingOurFuture ensures that gifts of any amount can make a difference. Not only does a donation empower students to attend AUP and its many study trips around the world, but it also demonstrates our community’s belief in their academic dreams and the importance of paying it forward to others.
If you have already donated, thank you for your contribution. If you haven’t, just know that a gift of any amount makes a big difference. Thank you for doing your part to further build and support our great AUP community. Don’t wait! Help us lay the foundation for future students today.
All the best,
T’Anna G. Johnson ‘23
Chicago, Illinois

28 days ago by Dana Callaghan

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