Level Up

Launch your Global Career

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This program is designed for students with a global vision seeking valuable work experience abroad and practical tools towards their future professional life. Gain hands-on experience and understand how tools like Design Thinking, Cross-Cultural Management, and Corporate Social Responsibility can be applied in the context of the corporate or NGO worlds.

Located in Paris, one of Europe’s leading capital cities, Level Up centers around the capstone project: small teams of students develop a solution to a current issue at one of APA’s business or non-profit partners, following the stages of Design Thinking. Accompanied throughout by prominent experts in their respective fields, participants also receive micro-trainings for practical tools and skills that can be easily implemented in their academic and professional lives.

Starting Spring 2021, depending on language level, students follow this program in French or English.

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At A Glance


  • Junior, Senior standing
  • Recent graduates


  • Semester
  • Fall 2020: Oct. 14 - Dec. 20, 2020
  • Optional: Online French classes Sept. 28 - Oct. 9

Fall 2020 Estimated Cost

  • Tuition: $11,900
  • Homestay: $3,600-$3,900
  • Student Residence: $2,600-$3,050

Language of Instruction

  • English
  • French (as of Spring 2021)
I learned a lot about myself and other cultures.

Samantha, DePauw University

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