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Paris, France

Living in Paris

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Explore Paris!

Paris is indeed one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

  • Enjoy the cafés of the Latin Quarter and Montparnasse.
  • Explore the small streets of Montmartre.
  • Stroll down the Champs Elysées.
  • Take in a classical theater performance or the latest film.
  • Listen to Baroque music in Gothic churches.
  • Visit the Musée d’Orsay or the Picasso Museum.
  • Discover the modern sites at the Bastille, the Louvre and La Villette.

Housing and Meals

The program offers two housing options described below. You will be asked for your housing selection within the program application. This will be your final housing selection, unless otherwise notified by Education Abroad. Students with questions about housing may contact the program manager. IES Abroad, our on-site partner, organizes all housing placements. You will be placed in apartment or homestay locations in various neighborhoods throughout Paris that are within a 45 minute commute on public transportation from the IES Abroad Center, and typically the same distance from the classroom space at the Sorbonne, which is located in the Latin Quarter neighborhood in Paris. Transportation passes are provided by IES Abroad.

Student Housing

Temple's on-site partner will arrange your housing in shared apartment-style housing with a basic wi-fi connection. No meals are included with this housing option, but kitchen facilities are available. Students will be provided with an information packet during orientation, which includes a detailed student handbook and local area information so you will know where you can find grocery stores and other amenities in your neighborhood. 


Students may opt for homestay housing instead of apartment accommodations. Homestays include five continental breakfasts and three evening meals per week. More than one student may be housed in the same homestay. Students live in Paris or in the near suburbs. Temple's on-site partner will make every reasonable effort to place students in their preferred housing type but availability of homestay placements may be limited.

On-site Support

In addition to your program director, you will have access to on-site support from the IES Abroad Paris French Studies Center. 

The IES Abroad Paris French Studies Center is located on a bustling market street near the Cimetière du Montparnasse. A thriving business district, the area is filled with restaurants, food shops, boutiques, and cafés.

Features of the IES Abroad Center include:

  • High-speed Internet, WiFi, and printer access
  • Classrooms
  • Student foyer
  • Library
  • Garden

Dr. Scott Lyngaas has been the IES Abroad Paris French Studies Center Director since 2014. Scott came to IES Abroad from Beloit College, where he was Associate Dean and Associate Professor of French. He received his doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he wrote his dissertation on Francophone historical fiction. Dr. Lyngaas previously served as the Resident Director of study abroad  programs in both Brussels and Paris. Upon arrival you will meet all of the IES Abroad Paris French Studies Center staff and they will serve as your 24/7 point of contact for the duration of the program (though your program director will serve as your point of contact for academic matters).