NYU Paris’ newly renovated academic center is located in the Latin Quarter, also known as the 5th arrondissement (district). This bustling neighborhood, with its narrow streets and quaint cafes, is known as the historic and intellectual heart of Paris. The center includes a state-of-the-art computer lab and library as well as student lounges and classrooms. You’ll have the opportunity to get to know the area well through walking tours and outings. While homestays are not being offered at this time, students can live in one of two residence halls, located in the 11th and 13th arrondissements. Students living at Maison de l’Île-de-France share the eco-friendly building with Parisian graduate students. The nearby Fondation des Etats-Unis is an art deco residence, which students share with international students, artists, and musicians who are also studying abroad.
With courses taught at all levels, in both French and English, NYU Paris is the go-to campus to improve your French-language skills. There are courses in everything from philosophy and art history to computer science and music technology. What’s more, all students can supplement their NYU coursework with classes at the University of Paris. Those with advanced French skills can apply to take a course at the prestigious Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, otherwise known as Sciences Po. And most classes take advantage of Paris’ many resources. For example, art history students can view masterworks at the Louvre while architecture students can tour Notre Dame cathedral.
At NYU Paris, the city itself is your teacher. As part of studying away, you’ll engage with Paris and the surrounding region through outings, day trips, and overnights. Within Paris, recent activities have included Swan Lake at Opéra Bastille and a soccer game at Stade de France. Additionally, there are always cheese tastings, film screenings, and guided museum visits. Beyond the city, students have attended Avignon’s acclaimed theatre festival, explored villages and vineyards in Beaune, and climbed to the top of “La Merveille,” the Mont-Saint-Michel, in Brittany. Furthermore, dedicated small group excursions allow students to explore their special interests. Visits have included viewing Paleolithic cave paintings in the Dordogne and walking in Van Gogh’s footsteps in southern France.
As you navigate the city, you can also plan for what lies ahead. As long as you have intermediate French-language skills, you can enroll in the NYU Paris Academic Internship Program. Here, students connect with internship opportunities across a range of industries. For instance, past placements have included advertising, law, psychology, sociology, and theatre. In addition to hands-on learning, a for-credit experiential learning seminar ensures all interns leave with an understanding of their individual organization and the modern workplace.