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Housing

You have the choice of staying in a Parisian home or an apartment with other students. All housing arrangements on this program are made based on preferences you provide before departure. 

Apartment

If you prefer, you can live in an apartment for the entire program. Apartments are all over Paris and each is different: some were built in the 1770s and others in the 1970s. You may have an apartment with an elegant lobby and elevator, or a classic French salon with high ceilings, tall windows, and charming (but creaky) parquet floors. On average, 3-5 students share a space.

Accommodations

  • Shared bedroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • No meal plan

Live with

  • UC students

Commute

Depending on the location, it typically takes 30-60 minutes with a combination of walking and public transportation (tram, metro, or bus).

Homestay

In the fall program, you will initially stay in a local hotel for the first 2-3 weeks until host families return from vacation. During the summer, you will go directly to your homestay. The homestays (which are typically apartments) are located all over Paris and may host more than one student. Your homestay has the advantage of giving you a real taste for Parisian life and language as you walk the streets, navigate public transportation, and return home in the evenings. The interaction you have with your host depends on the arrangement and the level of interest on both sides.

Accommodations

  • Private bedroom
  • Private or shared bathroom
  • Off campus
  • Meal plan (negotiable)

Live with

  • Local residents

Commute

Depending on the location, it typically takes 30-60 minutes with a combination of walking and public transportation (tram, metro, or bus).