Study Abroad in Paris, France

Living Abroad

AIFS in Paris Resident Director, Summer Program

AIFS Resident Director

Danica Debizet

27, rue Linne
75005 Paris, France

Phone: (33) 1 56 81 15 90
Email: ddebizet@aifs.co.uk

Bonjour! "Hello" in French, one of the four languages I am fluent in, along with English, German and Slovak. You have quite the experience awaiting you in Paris; from the cultural activities offered, the number of museums to visit and the various people you will meet, it is sure to be an amazing time.

I studied for three separate MA degrees in Paris and Grenoble and have lived in four different countries. I consider myself a "global citizen" and am looking forward to helping you to adjust to your time abroad. As your Resident Director, I am here to advise, listen, help and encourage you to make your stay in Paris a wonderful experience that you will always remember.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.

Housing and Meals

Housing

  • Choose to live in a student residence or in a Parisian homestay carefully selected by the local staff.
    Students wishing to stay in a student residence pay the following supplements:
Session Supplement Fee
4 weeks $1,195
8 weeks $2,390

Meals

  • Homestay students receive a typical French breakfast every day plus a meal allowance to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals. Students living in the residence will receive daily breakfast and five other meals per week (this may be in the form of a meal allowance).

Transportation

A monthly transportation pass is included in the program fee. The Paris metro is one of the most efficient and convenient public transportation systems in the world. It has 14 lines connecting every corner of the city. Most students commute 30 to 40 minutes between home and the location of their classes, which is normal in Paris.

Cultural Activities

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of French culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. The AIFS team organizes a variety of activities which usually include:

  • Half-day sightseeing in Paris
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in typical French restaurants
  • Walking tours of the Marais district, Montmartre, Père Lachaise cemetery, the Paris Opera area and the Left bank
  • Visits such as:
    • Rodin Museum
    • Cluny Museum
    • Orangerie Museum
    • Holocaust Memorial
    • Picasso Museum
    • The Conciergerie (where Marie Antoinette was held during the Revolution)
    • Notre Dame Towers
    • Museum of Decorative Arts
    • Sainte Chapelle
    • Perfume Museum
    • Bateaux-Mouches boat trip along the River Seine
  • Half-day trips outside of Paris such as:
    • Giverny
    • Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte
    • Versailles

Students taking more than one session will go on the included day trips only once and the program fee reflects that.

Non credit cultural courses in French Cuisine and Wine Appreciation are also available for a fee of approximately 25 euros and 60 euros respectively.

Please note that some schedule conflicts between cultural activities and certain clashes may be unavoidable.