Students looking to maximize cultural immersion should preference to live in a homestay. It's important to note that a homestay may not connect you with what you might think of as a family (host family doesn't necessarily mean a married couple with children). In Paris it's common for the homestay host to fall into one of the following categories: retired couple renting out their adult children's vacant rooms, single retirees, or young artists.
Important - Students must pay a security deposit and monthly rent directly to the host family in Euros. Housing charges do not appear on the NYU E-bill system.
Choosing a single in a homestay means that you would like to live with a French host family without any other students from the NYU Paris program living in the same household.
Your host will provide you with your own furnished single bedroom (including pillows and blankets). You will share common areas like the kitchen and bathroom.
Choosing a shared homestay means that you would like to live with a French host family along with another student from the NYU Paris program. Each student will have a private bedroom.
Your host family will provide you both with a single furnished bedroom (including pillows and blankets). You will share common areas like the kitchen and bathroom.
In either the single or shared homestay you may choose if you'd like your host to provide you with meals or not. If you choose meals, you should expect to share evening meals during the week with your host family. The cost of meals will be included in your monthly rent. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your own meals. You will have access to the kitchen for cooking.
Homestay: Single -- Typically between USD $650 and $900 per month. (You will pay the host monthly in Euros, please be aware that exchange rate may fluctuate during the semester.)
Homestay: Shared -- Typically between USD $650 and $850 per month per person. (You will pay the host monthly in Euros, please be aware that exchange rates may fluctuate during the semester.)