American Graduate School in Paris and Arcadia University Alumni and Students Meet Pennsylvania Governor During Business Development Mission to France

Paris, March 21, 2012 - March 20th, 2012, 10 alumni and students from the American Graduate School in Paris ( and Arcadia University met with Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett during a reception hosted for the Governor’s first investment and trade mission to France. The reception was open to alumni and students of all Pennsylvania colleges and universities residing in France.

The Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy at the American Graduate School in Paris is an affiliated program of Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., in the greater Philadelphia area ( Arcadia President Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III invited the American Graduate School in Paris to represent Arcadia University at the reception, as alumni of this program are also alumni of Arcadia University.

The Governor spoke to each of the AGS/Arcadia participants and met with Alexis Delabre, chairman of the board of AGS, and Eileen Servidio, president of the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at AGS who were also in attendance. In his speech about economic, cultural and educational development in Pennsylvania, Governor Corbett then cited Arcadia as one of the state’s major universities represented at the reception.

“Through its affiliation with Arcadia, and through the very nature of its programs, the American Graduate School in Paris hopes to take a small part in the larger mission of transatlantic cooperation between France and the US. Discussing these matters with Governor Tom Corbett and his Cabinet members was therefore a very constructive opportunity as they seem extremely keen on encouraging this kind of cooperation,” says Alexis Delabre.

Two of the students who attended are following the Arcadia/AGS dual Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution / International Relations and Diplomacy, which involves three semesters in Pennsylvania and three semesters in Paris.

“We are very proud of our long and deepening affiliation with the American Graduate School,” says Arcadia President Oxholm. “Because of the high regard in which AGS held in Paris and by the international community, our students are able to be taught by some of the best in the diplomatic field.  We are very glad that Governor Corbett was able to meet our students and faculty, and see firsthand the potential value to Pennsylvania from our excellence in study abroad.”   

The American Graduate School in Paris is a nonprofit institution of higher education offering US programs in France to students from around the world. AGS specializes in International Relations and Diplomacy as well as International Business. Programs are taught in English and are based on the American educational system while integrating French cultural and academic resources. The school’s core program on International Relations and Diplomacy was started in 1994 and is accredited in the US through Arcadia University.

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