Students interested in a more independent living experience should preference to live alone in an apartment, or live with one or several other students from NYU Paris in an apartment. All apartments are furnished and include kitchen utensils and bedding. Apartments are located throughout all of the neighborhoods of Paris.
A studio is a small apartment for one person. Like everything in Paris, studio apartments tend to be considerably smaller than those in the US: size varies from roughly 150 to 350 square feet.
Studios are furnished with a bed and desk. Bedding and towels are usually included. If not, these items can be purchased in Paris at reasonable prices. Kitchens are usually equipped with a small fridge, hotplate, and cooking and eating utensils. Amenities such as dishwashers and laundry machines are rare.
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A shared apartment is an apartment that houses multiple students from the NYU Paris program. In most cases, this housing option is a two-room apartment where two students live and can decide if they would like to use the rooms as two separate bedrooms or share one room and use the other as a common room.
All apartments are fully furnished and include bedding. Towels are usually not included.
You may request a particular roommate (if you know another student participating in the program). Otherwise, your roommate will be assigned based on your housing questionnaire information. NOTE: NYU cannot house students who are not part of the NYU Paris program.
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These are very small "studettes" located on the higher floors of bourgeois buildings. The name originates from the colloquial term used for a maid - "bonne à tout faire." Once quarters where maids lived, today they are frequently inhabited by students. They are usually walk-ups with shared bathrooms. The advantage of a chambre de bonne is a significantly lower rent.
Studio Apartment: Typical rent ranges from USD $700 to $1,400 per month; USD $2,800 to $5,600 per 4-month fall semester, $3,500 to $7,000 per 5-month spring semester. Utility fees are usually not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.
Shared Apartment: Typical rent ranges from USD $650 to $1,200 per month per student, USD $2,600 to $4,800 per 4-month fall semester, $3,250 to $6,000 per 5-month spring semester. Utility fees are not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.
Chambre de Bonne: Rent ranges from USD $500 to $700 per month, USD $2,000 to $2,800 per 4-month fall semester, $2,500 to $3,500 per 5-month spring semester. Utility fees are not included in the rent and will be assessed during and after your stay. Monthly rent is paid directly to the landlord in euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.
* Above are the approved fall 2015 and spring 2016 semester rates for the Paris study away site. Room rates are site specific and are generally determined by room type, rental costs, and associated support services. The figures cited in NYU's Cost of Attendance are based on annual room and board rates at NYU's location in New York.