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Housing Options

All AGS courses are held in Paris. Therefore, it is necessary to reside in or near Paris during the course of your program.

While you are responsible for finding your own accommodation, we are available to provide options and guidance during your search.

The typical AGS students' housing experience consists of a small individual studio within Paris, allowing you to live like a real Parisian and enjoy all that the city has to offer. Depending on your budget and the type of experience that you are looking for, you may also consider other options such as shared residence with other students, homestay with a French family, or a less expensive studio in one of the close suburbs.

Unless you opt for homestay or student residences, we recommend securing a temporary solution prior to your arrival and looking for a permanent place once you are on site.

These various options are detailed below. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at admissions@ags.edu.

Securing housing prior to your arrival in Paris

You may contact our student accommodation partner to book a temporary place to stay, or opt for permanent housing through their services:

is a homestay accommodation provider, allowing you to rent a room within a house or apartment in a Parisian home and stay with a French resident family. This enhances the immersion in French language and culture and creates opportunities for exchanges. Breakfast and dinner may or may not be included. Prices vary depending on the conditions.

Finding a permanent place to stay throughout your program

Individual studio or apartment

There is a wide choice of furnished (or unfurnished) rentals in Paris. We have indicated below some reliable resources; there are many others, and we are available to help you to make sure that you are looking at valid ads.

Depending on standing, size, and location, you should expect to pay between 600 Euros and 1,000 Euros per month for a furnished studio apartment within the city of Paris. Prices are less expensive if you are willing to stay in a suburb. We then recommend choosing a suburb that is accessible by metro, which makes the commute to school easy.

Contracts are typically for one year. However, you only have to pay by the month and are free to leave anytime with a one-month notice delay (however, the landlord cannot ask you to leave until the end of your lease).

Upon signing your contract, you will have to pay for one month' rent and a refundable security deposit equivalent to the same amount, which should be returned to you upon departure if no damages were done in the appartments. If you rent through an agency, you will also have to pay for an agency fee, which (by law) should be no higher than 15 Euros per square meter (as an exemple, for a 20 sq.m studio appartment, you will have to pay 300 Euros).

Some useful resources:

(website in English): short-term and long-term rentals

(website in English): short-term and long-term rentals

(website in English): Mid- to long-term housing. AGS students get a discount on booking fees; please let us know before proceeding with them so that we can provide you with a discount code.

(website in French): long-term rentals. Centralized listing of ads from many real estate agencies, allowing you to do a global search rather than contacting each agency individually.

(website in French) Long-term rentals. You pay a one-time flat of approximately 15 Euros to have access to their listings and counseling services.

(website in French): lists of classified ads placed directly by landlords. No finder's fee.

Shared Accommodation

Renting an apartment with a roommate may be less expensive and enhance your social experience in Paris. If you opt for this solution, several options are available.

Option 1: Our study abroad accommodations provider offers long-term shared rentals.

Option 2: AGS can connect you with other AGS students who would like to share an appartment. The appartment search process is then the same as for individual accommodation as detailed above. Expect an overall monthly rent of 1,000 Euros to 1,500 Euros for a one- or two-bedroom apartment, to be split with your co-tenant.

Option 3: You may look for a potential co-tenant through one of the following specialized platforms that connect students in similar situations.

(website in English)

(website in French)

(website in French)

Student Residence Halls:

There are a number of student residence halls around Paris.

) provides inexpensive, long-term accommodation. It is located in the South of Paris and comprises 37 residential halls housing 5,000 international students. Students usually stay in a room or apartment in their own national house, if available. For example, priority would be given at the Maison des États-Unis (American House) to American nationals. Accommodation options include:

  • Individual room with en-suite shower, sink and toilet, and shared kitchen

  • Individual room with shared bathroom and shared kitchen

  • Individual studio with en-suite shower, sink, toilet and kitchen

All options come with monthly cleaning service, regular changing of sheets, wifi, and access to the Cité Universitaire's cafeteria, sports facilities (including a swimming pool) and park.

Note that applications are reviewed in May and June, so it is important to apply before the end of April.

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You may rent a room within a house or apartment and stay with a French resident family. This enhances the immersion in French language and culture and creates opportunities for exchanges. Breakfast and dinner may or may not be included. Prices vary depending on the conditions.

We work with a homestay partner:

For more information on housing, please contact us at admissions@ags.edu


Note: The third-party websites indicated on this page are for your information. The American Graduate School is not responsible for the content of those websites.

 


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