Information Provided by the French Consulate
The Consulate of France provided the following links to organizations that specialize in housing for students:
- Studapart – Studapart allows students to choose their criteria from a range of options, including studios, shared flats, and homestays in France. Renting as an international student in France can be difficult without a local guarantor, so Studapart has partnered with Allianz to become your guarantor during the whole duration of your stay. You can book your accommodation and pay rent directly on this platform as well.
- Adele – Adele offers more than 900 student residences in France with more than 150K units. Availability is displayed in real-time, and reservations and lease management can be done online for free.
- StudyLease – StudyLease allows students to book their student accommodation with organizations that specialize in managing student residences and apartments throughout France, including Lille, Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, Reims, Marseille, Grenoble, Valenciennes, Toulouse and Nice.
General Information on Life in France
Renting in France:
- Expatica’s Guide to Renting in France – Expatica provides expats in France (and many other countries) the information they need to turn their new country into their home. Founded by an expat and a local, Expatica provides information on housing and general life as an expat – written by experts and real-life expats and fact-checked by their editorial staff.
- Transferwise’s Guide to Renting in France: Everything you need to know
- Internations.org: Moving to France – Internations.org is a community for expats moving internationally. You can connect with international people in your city, join events to meet fellow expats, and get tips and information about your destination (including France!).
- Visiting France
- Remember to use Northeastern’s in-house resources for researching a country’s culture, lifestyle, and social norms: GoinGlobal and GlobeSmart.
- GoinGlobal is an online resource that Northeastern students have access to for free with their Northeastern credentials. GoinGlobal delivers useful and unique material that is hand-gathered at its source, not simply compiled from publicly available Internet sources. It provides information that is location-specific in detail and global in perspective, and delivers useful, actionable information that is constantly expanding to meet the evolving needs of a global job seeker. GoinGlobal also provides industry-specific salary ranges and cost of living data to help students prepare for living and working abroad.
- GlobeSmart is an online resource that Northeastern students have access to for free with their Northeastern credentials. GlobeSmart has Culture Guides that allow students to research the country they plan to visit extensively beforehand. This includes everything from communication styles, protocols, relationship building, workplace norms, health and safety, money and tipping, geography and climate, and more.
Information on Housing in France by City
Local University Off-Campus Housing Resources
Paris Sciences et Lettres Research University
- General housing information
- PSL has a housing database in which new memberscan create an account with their personal email address (registration password: PSLHOUSING).
The American University of Paris
- Accommodations and Renting Advice for Foreign Students
- Sorbonne University has a housing database in which new members can log into the platform by clicking on “Student login” then “Sign up”. Then, sign up using an email address and password of your choosing. You will then need to validate your registration using the activation code: HOUSINGPARIS1
City & Government Resources
For more information and helpful tips, please read the Global Relocation Guide
Disclaimer: Off Campus Housing and Support Services provides information to Northeastern University students, faculty and staff members solely as a courtesy. Northeastern does not endorse any of the housing options listed. Northeastern University accepts no responsibility for the accuracy or reliability of housing listings with the office. Contact with persons listed herein must be conducted independently and at your own risk. The university does not screen, recommend, vouch for, or take responsibility for the condition or safety of housing arrangements made by students.
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