Where will I live?
Students stay in one of two well-located dorms in the St. Germain des Prés area of Paris. Each dorm has comfortable common areas-- lounge, TV room, student kitchen, library, etc. To keep your budget reasonable, each dorm provides both daily breakfast and dinner Monday to Friday. Accommodations include twin or single rooms. Some single rooms are available at a supplement to early applicants.
Our main dorm will be the Centre Dominicain. The Centre has mostly twin rooms with private baths. Some singles are available at a supplement. Breakfast is served daily and a student kitchen is available to store and prepare food. The dorm as a TV room and library, as well. It is very well-located near cinemas, cafés, shops, the métro and bus lines. All rooms have been recently renovated.
The second residence is the Foyer de la Sainte Famille. Located adjacent to the Institut Catholique, this dorm offers mostly twin rooms and a few singles. Some rooms have private baths, others will share bathroom facilities on the same floor. Rooms have an eclectic mix of furnishings-- no two are alike! The Foyer is in the 6th district with easy access to the metro, buslines and Jardin de Luxembourg.
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Other Housing Possibilities
ESA can also arrange accommodations with a family, in residential hotels, or apartments. Naturally there are extra costs associated with these options, but if you are interested, please inquire as soon as possible.
Please complete the Lodging Form and mail it to Dr. Blair with your application if you know which accommodation you'd prefer.
Two full-day excursions plus a weekend trip will allow you explore more of France at no additional cost.
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Want a little night life? ESA offers you a choice of two evening cultural activities: ballet, theater , concert or dinner at a nice restaurant in the company of faculty and fellow ESA participants.
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