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Paris, capital of France, is one of the largest cities in Europe and undoubtedly remains the fashion capital of the world.

Beyond its postcard image, it is also a leading business center and has a huge influence in many fields such as politics, education, food, and the luxury and design industries.

Ever since the 19thcentury, Paris has attracted visitors from all over the world. Paris’ cultural heritage is great and includes the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame cathedral, and last but not least the Eiffel Tower…

Today, Paris is among one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world. Paris’ different facets are a delight for visitors and the charm of its diverse neighborhoods only adds to the spectacular dimensions of its landmarks and avenues.

Paris is home to a large international population. Communication in Paris will be simple and easy, even if you do not speak French.

In terms of transportation, the metro remains the easiest way to get around Paris as it is relatively inexpensive and safe. Buses are also a pleasant way to discover Paris if you have more time. Taxis on the other hand are quite expensive.

  • Housing

    Similarly to most capital cities, housing in Paris is relatively expensive, although you can find accommodation at a wide range of prices. For instance, accommodation will be more affordable if you live outside the city center or if you choose to share a flat.

    The French agency Campus France has a lot of experience helping international students with their search for accommodation. They provide advice on student housing and student visa applications. For more information, please visit:  www.campusfrance.org/fr

    Our partner, les Estudines, specialized in student residencies, gives you a priority access to some of their residences, especially during the academic intake period when the demand is high www.estudines.com

    If you wish to book a hotel room for your first few days in Paris, you can contact:  

    Appart’city Paris- Appart’Hôtel Paris
    157, Avenue Jean Jaurès, 75019 Paris
    www.appartcity.com 
    [email protected]  
    Language Issues

    In Paris, French people can speak decent English. At any tourist sites, museums and popular restaurants you will be able to obtain some services and information in English. But as soon as you leave the downtown area, it may be hard to find someone speaking decent English.

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    Health Care

    Foreign students are required to purchase a health insurance to study in France. Some students may be already entirely or partly covered by their national or private health insurance.

    Getting Around

    Paris is a big city by any standard. It is definitely enjoyable to walk in Paris and there is an excellent public transportation system (metro/buses) to bring anyone quickly anywhere around town. There are taxis available but as anywhere in Europe they are quite expensive.

    Working as a Student

    In France, student visa holders are allowed to work as a student or take internships. Nevertheless, the amount of work shall not exceed 18.5 hours per week, and the job duration must be no longer than 52 weeks.