You should be aware that accommodation in Paris is quite expensive, and the Parisian area has an excellent none-expensive transportation network, thus do not forget to look for accommodation in towns close to ISC such as Levallois-Perret, Asnières, Clichy, Courbevoie and La Défense.
The ISC Paris Business School International Department provides help to international students regarding accommodation. Our experience in that field has led us to having a real-estate network, with ads for shared and individual rentals.
If you need assistance, fill in the “Housing Form for Assistance” and send it along with your application.
LOW BUDGET ACCOMMODATION
LA CITÉ INTERNATIONALE Universitaire de Paris : (CIUP) The CIUP is a true campus in the heart of Paris. Each year, it houses over 5,000 students from 126 countries in 37 “Maisons” (homes). Your country of origin is certainly represented.
Information about admission procedures, activities and services can be found on each Maison’s website. The complete list of websites can be found at www.ciup.fr (see the “foreign students” link).
- These “Maisons” always have long lists of applicants. Refer to each Home’s website for further information.
- You can pre-register on the Internet at the following link
http://workfl w.ciup.fr/citeu/ site/login.php?langue=en
THE “FOYERS” (HOSTEL)
The “foyers” accommodate young people from 16 to 25 years old. This option has good price value: 450 euros/month for a furnished room and services (half-board is also available). Each “foyer” has special rules and is not open to both genders. A list of the “foyers” is available on www.unme-asso.com Contact the ones you are interested in to reserve.
The “résidences privées” offer a high quality of comfort and services (laundry facilities, internet access, ect) with a student atmosphere. Due to their popularity you must book in advance. (eg: in June for September). This is an ideal option for students staying two terms. For most of them you can apply on-line.
Closest residences to ISC Paris Business School: www.estudines.fr
- «Les Estudines Paris-Levallois » in Levallois-Perret
- «Les Estudines Victor-Hugo » in Clichy La Garenne
- «Les Estudines Grande Arche » in Courbevoie
Early application – more than 3 months ahead.
www.residence-services.comadim.fr 2 halls of residence with furnished or non-furnished studios in Levallois Perret: « le Cambridge1 » and « le Cambridge 2 » (2 minutes from ISC Paris).
Also see : «Les Lauréades de la Défense », «Les Lauréades de la Grande Arche ». If you live near La Défense (Grande Arche), the Bus 174 goes directly to ISC Paris Business School. Stop at Gare Clichy Levallois (5 minutes walk from the school). You can also take the train to Clichy Levallois (5 minutes walk from the school) if you change at Gare St-Lazare or at Bécon-les-Bruyères.
SEARCHING THROUGH ADS
A good idea is to publish a small ad in places of interest for international people living in Paris. These can be bulletin-boards at churches or in international magazines. Many owners prefer to consult small ads in order to select people and avoid being contacted by thousands of people each day. The «Fusac » Magazine:
For the English speaking community in Paris, Fusac is well known for ads offering Housing and is distributed in Irish and English pubs and bookstores. Also see www.fusac.fr you can publish an ad (36 for a 20 word ad).
Also see the following places to read many ads placed by owners and flatmates.
You can also post your own
- The American Church in Paris 65, quai d’Orsay
- 75007 Paris
- +33 (0) 1 40 62 05 00
- The American Cathedral in Paris 23, avenue Georges V
- 75008 Paris
- +33 (0) 1 47 23 38 71
SEARCHING THROUGH THE WEB
For shared accommodation Meetings take place in Paris once a month where people look for flatmates
Note: Do not hesitate to contact the ISC Paris Business School International Department for advice.
THINGS TO CONSIDER FOR PRIVATE ACCOMMODATION
Once you find accommodation, you may have to pay a deposit equivalent to up to two months’ rent, plus one month rent (always ask for a receipt). You may also have to pay for gas, electricity and telephone services. You should therefore have available around 1,000 euros for initial expenses and accommodation.
When you are visiting places to rent, make sure to find out exactly what is covered by the rent (“charges” cover elevator expenses and cleaning in the building hallway and staircase). The Student Housing Service can assist you with finding accommodation and give you advice about leases. Many international students choose to sublet accommodation because it is easier and sometimes less expensive to find housing this way. In that case, you should be aware that you won’t receive financial housing benefits except if your owner agrees to sign a housing certificate for you.
ADDRESSES FOR TEMPORARY ACCOMMODATION
If you haven’t found an accommodation once you are in France, we can recommend some less expensive addresses. Contact the ISC Paris Business School International Department a.s.a.p.
Please check availability of rooms before deciding to move into one.
Check the website for youth hostels in Paris.
Woodstock Hostel: woodstock.fr
- 48, rue Rodier 75009 PARIS
- Phone: +33 (0)1 48 78 87 76
- Fax: +33 (0)1 48 78 87 76
Young and Happy: youngandhappy.fr
- 80, rue Mouffetard 75005 PARIS
- Phone: +33 (0)1 47 07 47 07
- Fax: +33 (0)1 47 07 22 24