Chambre de Bonne

This is the typical student housing in Paris. Small rooms, with shared bathrooms in the hall, created in the former maid’s quarters of historic Parisian buildings. You will have the best view of the city!  Great for a student budget as they range from 530€-890€ per month (utilities not included).

Studio Apartment

For those looking to live alone and wanting a bit more space, a studio apartment is a great option. The whole apartment is contained in one room, which gives it a nice cozy feel. This option starts at 680€ per month (utilities not included).

Student Residence

We have a limited number of places available in CROUS student residences with other international and French students. These dorm-styled rooms are located inside Paris, not on a specific campus. Rooms are singles, with basic furnishing, private bathroom, and corner kitchen. Prices range from 530€ – 650€ per month.

Shared Apartment

Colocs,” meaning shared apartment in French, is a great option for students wishing to live with friends or other students they meet during the intensive session. These larger apartments are usually shared between 2 and 3 students.  Rents starts at 700€ per person per month (utilities not included).

Room in a Family Home

Looking for an authentic immersion experience? Living with a Parisian retiree or family is a great way to experience French life. This option gives you the benefits of being with people and the privacy of having your own private room. Prices range from 550-980€ per month (meals extra, not included in estimate).

Au Pair Family

Like the family home option, this housing choice will bring you close to a family.  For students looking for the most affordable option, this one is for you.  Students are offered (or given a reduced price for) a private room in exchange for helping to look after the family’s children! (Usually only available in Fall.)

How it Works!

The MICEFA is here to help you choose your housing when you arrive in Paris for your Exchange Program.

We will help you every step of the way ! One-on-one advising, help navigating the housing market in Paris, assistance calling landlords, scheduling visits and so much more! Through our listing of offers you will choose the right housing option for you and your budget!

Nomination and Acceptance to the MICEFA

You must first be nominated to the MICEFA through your Study Abroad office at your University. Once you have been accepted by MICEFA, the housing process can begin.

Start Thinking About the Housing Options

Look at the types of housing available and choose which housing works best for you. Possibilities will depend on your personal budget and the realities of the Paris housing market. Define your maximum rent budget per month, including utilities. Decide if you would like to explore housing through the MICEFA, or find housing outside the program. Check out the Temporary Housing Option.

MICEFA Contacts You via Email to Talk About Housing

Your program assistant will contact you with an online questionnaire to obtain your top housing choices and your budget. If you have chosen the Au Pair or homestay option, MICEFA can put you in contact with the families at this time. CROUS room allotments are usually announced prior to arrival in Paris.

Online Interview with MICEFA Staff to Talk About Housing

During your online interview with MICEFA you can ask questions and finalize the housing option that you are most interested in.

Arrival in Paris and Settle into Temporary Housing

Go to your temporary housing (if you have chosen this option through MICEFA). Get to know fellow MICEFA students and finalize your budget and choice before the housing workshops.

Housing Workshop at the MICEFA

For students having selected apartment options through the MICEFA housing listing, call landlords and set up visits. During this time MICEFA staff will be present to assist you.

Visit Different Options and Make Your Final Choice

Go visit at the actual housing option, see if it is what you were expecting and meet the landlord. Make your final housing choice!

Move In!

Move into your new home! MICEFA will be there if you need any help during the exchange. Inform the MICEFA of your housing choice.