Flourish in Paris

Challenge yourself in a French learning environment for the semester or academic year and return home a Parisian

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Your living arrangements are the gateway to a truly immersive experience in Paris! Discovering firsthand everyday life in France and enriching your knowledge of the French language and customs are one of the best ways to understand this new culture. APA provides three housing options to choose from during your stay in Paris.


Students often claim that their homestay is the highlight of their time in Paris! The APA staff takes seriously their job of pairing students with the best possible host family. Students move in with their host families three days after their arrival in Paris in order to allow the APA staff to confirm the best match has been made.

Each French host is carefully interviewed by our staff who evaluates their background, location, accommodations as well as their willingness to welcome and integrate a foreign student into their daily lives. Only one student is paired with each host to ensure an authentic and high-quality French living experience.

Continue to customize your stay in Paris with your housing meal plan. All homestays offer students a private bedroom and daily breakfast. Meal plans do not cover school holidays and breaks.

Homestay Option 1: Includes daily breakfast and five dinners per week

Homestay Option 2: Includes daily breakfast and three dinners per week

Student Residence

For a different way to discover French culture, students have the option of living in a French student residence or foyer. Locations are in the 14th arrondissement, within walking distance to the APA student center.

Foyers provide a private, furnished dorm-style bedroom and attached bathroom with access to a common area and communal kitchen. Partial meal plans and social activity calendars provide an excellent way to meet your neighbors!

Student Residence Option 1: Includes daily breakfast and five dinners per week

Student Residence Option 2: No meals. Student is responsible for all meals.

Independent Living

For this independent living option, the student is responsible for finding housing and paying rent to the landlord. APA can recommend locations during the search process however, it is ultimately the student’s full responsibility to find accommodations, meet all financial commitments, and to provide his or her own meals.

It is important that students choosing this option do thorough research when settling on an apartment. Since Paris is a large metropolitan area, rent can be expensive, may require an in-country guarantor, or may not provide amenities such as WiFi.

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