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Culture Corner

The ISA Paris Office

The ISA Paris office is is conveniently located along several métro lines that allow students easy access to and from their respective universities. The office serves as a central meeting place for ISA students, the "home base" of ISA Paris, and is the location for regular meetings.

The ISA Paris office houses a classroom/meeting room, resident director offices, a bathroom, entryway, computer/Internet terminals and wireless capabilities for those who wish to bring their laptop. During normal office hours, students may visit to access the free computer/Internet facilities, receive tutoring, utilize academic and other resources, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming group, community, and cultural events, or simply visit with the ISA staff.

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The Universities

The Institut Catholique de Paris
Some ISA students will be attending the Institut Catholiqe de Paris, commonly referred to as the "Catho." The school is located between the Montparnasse quarter--famous for its painters and literary cafés, two blocks away from the Jardin du Luxembourg in the St. Germain-des-Pres area. The Catho campus is composed of two large, beautiful courtyards and surrounding classrooms.

The Sorbonne - Cours de Civilisation Française de la Sorbonne
ISA students also have the option to take courses at the world-renowned Sorbonne. Founded, in 1257, the Sorbonne is a legendary school found in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris on the Left Bank.

The American Business School Paris
The American Business School of Paris is located in the 10th arrondissement, in a very Parisian district near the Canal Saint Martin. The campus is housed in modern facilities and hosts a student body of approximately 3000 students from France and over 80 different countries of the world.

*Fine Arts & French Language Summer Program
Students participating in the Fine Arts and French Language summer program will take Fine Arts classes and French language classes. The French language courses are taught at the Institut Catholique de Paris while the art classes use the city of Paris as the classroom! Art courses take place at various sites and in museums throughout Paris.

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ISA Housing

ISA housing assignments are located throughout the city of Paris.

Homestays and apartment locations are chosen based on the safety and feel of the neighborhood. Many of the apartments and homestays are found in the in the 10th through 14th arrondissements of Paris, however, there are several other locations throughout varying neighborhoods of Paris, and a few in close surrounding suburbs that are very much considered a part of Paris.

The dorm option, offered to Paris Summer students only (excluding Summer 3) is found in the 14th arrondissement of Paris, just across from the frequented Parc Montsouris.

To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Paris page.