Get to Know Your Neighborhood

Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements (districts) that spiral out like a snail's shell from the center. The Seine River then cuts across the entire city, dividing it into the right (droit) and left (gauche) banks. Each arrondissement offers its own unique character, just like the different neighborhoods and boroughs of New York. Though you'll get to know your own arrondissement best, you will inevitably spend time in almost all of them, experiencing Paris' diversity.

Speak with Study Away Alumni

If you are interested in learning about NYU Paris from another student, the Office of Global Programs can put you in touch with a Global Peer Mentor. Peer mentors are students that have studied abroad and continue working with Global Programs upon their return to spread the inspiration and meaningful cross-cultural experiences that they have gained from their semester abroad. Send an email to