Enjoy a timeless academic experience in the famed “City of Light.”
Home to many of the world’s leading business and cultural centers, Paris is a wondrous place where the past meets the future, filled with endless opportunities for those who want to immerse themselves in the life of a dynamic city.
Students will stay in the newly renovated, comfortable environment of the St. John's Paris location, in the popular St-Germain district of Paris. The location is situated within a six-story structure containing approximately 20,000 square feet of space offering a mixture of residences, classrooms, office and support space. Best of all, you have immediate access to the incomparable artistic, cultural and educational resources available only in Paris.
You will be living across the street from the Vaneau metro stop and the famous Le Bon Marché, with all of Paris’s major attractions—such as the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée du Louvre, the Jardin du Luxembourg, and the Cathédral de Notre Dame—just a short metro ride or longer walk away.
The facility is newly renovated and combines modern conveniences with centuries-old style to give you an appreciation for the Parisian culture. The building features:
Room accommodations include:
Everybody likes to eat… and what better way to engage local culture than food?
We’re sure you’ve already thought about this, but eating abroad is an essential way to engage and understand your new host country (or countries). While you’re abroad, we expect you to try new foods, early and often, some of which will fall outside your “culinary comfort zone.” How might you do this? Ultimately, it’s your call. You might want to start gradually by tasting a staple you’re familiar with that’s prepared differently in your new country. Over time, you may become so adventurous that your new “faves” include escargot, boxty or cinghiale! (Don’t know them? Start your culinary exploration today by looking them up.) Some important notes:
Our semester meal program won’t mirror a traditional “meal plan” on campus. It’s intended to be the starting point for your exploration of food rather than a comprehensive solution for all your meals. After all, study abroad is about exploration!
We’ve designed the program to give you roughly 4 breakfasts + 4 other meals per week, on average. How we do that varies by city—something we hope you enjoy! We also know that many students travel on extended weekends, so we limit the meal program to ensure you’re not paying for food you won’t be able to eat.
The food—and the times when you eat it—will be different. The goal is to give you a taste of the local, and to make you comfortable getting out into the city on your own.
Each city is different. In some, we provide more of a “meal allowance” to get you into the city from your first moments; in others, we actually have a cafeteria on campus.
Let us know if you have dietary restrictions. We can’t promise that a gluten-intolerant vegan who hates vegetables will have an easy time in Italy, but we’ll do our best to help. So let us know in your health form, and once you arrive on site.
Each week, students participating in the Discover France and Discover the World programs will receive breakfast and dinner in the SJU Paris dining hall Monday through Thursday.
Served Monday through Thursday
French-Style Dinner Served
Monday through Thursday
Many students find that a cost-effective and culturally immersive option for lunch is the “CROUS”, a local cafeteria where Paris university students eat at subsidized, low prices (more info on the CROUS, in French, available here). If you’re social, you’ll get a sense of French student life and make friends, so we’ll encourage you to purchase a rechargeable card and head back often during your time in Paris.
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