Out of an abundance of caution due to COVID-19, homestays will not be offered at NYU Paris during fall semester 2020.
All NYU Paris students are required to live in NYU-arranged housing as a condition of enrollment. Housing options include student residences, and homestays. All students will complete an online housing application where they will express their interest in the type of housing assignment that is preferred. Housing assignments will be made based on availability of each housing type and may take into consideration if the student is enrolled in the Program II (Francophone) coursework or not. Keep in mind that assignments may not be the top preference but a placement in NYU approved housing is guaranteed.
Online Housing Application
During the pre-departure process the NYU Paris adviser will direct you to an online housing application. The application will allow you to submit your preference for an assignment in the type of housing that is available. NYU Paris housing staff will review your responses to questions from the application, consider your program of study, and also the availability of styles of housing before making assignments.
Once housing assignments are finalized, typically about two weeks before arrival in Paris, NYU Paris will inform students via email of their assignment.
Housing Check-in and Placement
Residence: If you are assigned to live in one of the student residences, you will be instructed to go directly to the building from the airport to check in. Housing charges will appear on the NYU Bursar bill in US dollars. Scholarships and aid awards in excess of tuition and fees will credit against the cost of housing. Payments are to be made to the University Bursar in the e-suite online payment tool.
Homestay: If you are assigned to live in a homestay, you will be informed of the address 1-2 weeks before your arrival date. This assignment is final and cannot be changed. You will be instructed to go directly to your assigned housing from the airport for an initial check in before you do your official check-in at NYU Paris. You should expect to share one evening meal during the week with your host family. The cost of these meals and basic breakfast items (ex. bread, butter, cereal, coffee, tea) will be included in your rent. Otherwise, you will be responsible for your own meals. You will have access to space in a refrigerator to store your food and to the kitchen for cooking.
NYU Paris Housing FAQ's:
Students who live in Montsouris Residence will live with other students enrolled at NYU Paris and have kitchen and bathroom facilities in the room.
Residences located within the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris offer single rooms to NYU students and house local French and international students enrolled in the French university system. Most rooms have a private bathroom, kitchens are shared with other residents of the building.
Students who live in homestays must understand that NYU does not control these units. Rather, NYU Paris works with well established homestay agency that assigns students with independent Parisian hosts who have rented to NYU students in the past and are willing to rent space on a short-term basis. NYU Paris has no financial relationship with hosts/home owners. NYU Paris receives no financial gain in exchange.
The NYU Paris residence life coordinator serves as an intermediary between the residence managers, property owners, homestay agency and students. All accommodations have been visited and approved by NYU Paris staff.
According to French law, rent for all months in which a unit is occupied is due in its entirety and landlords may legally keep security deposits for up to two months after the student vacates the housing. The charge for living in the student residences is constant for fall and spring semester, whereas the cost to live in a homestay is greater in the spring semester due to the extra length of the spring semester academic calendar.