In order to help ease transition to life in Paris for your first year of study, AUP requires new undergraduate students and visiting students to arrange housing either with our partner Comforts of Home, or to request one of our limited homestay options.

The Housing Office has personally chosen homestay families to give you an authentic glimpse into life as a Parisian. Our homestay offering is selective, and most of our hosts live within a 30-minute commute to campus via public transport. Some are families with young children, others are single retirees. Some work busy schedules while others may spend most of their days at home. Some of our hosts have two rooms that they rent out to students, and in some cases you will live in an apartment with another AUP student.

Living in a homestay is a very different experience from sharing an apartment with a handful of your fellow students. Students should not expect to have overnight guests in a homestay, and should be mindful of their host’s quiet hours and home rules (although there are no curfews.) The benefits of a homestay include having a live-in expert on everything Parisian, as well as someone with whom to practice your French.

Costs of a homestay

Cost of a first-year homestay: €850 per month plus a €100 per-semester activity fee

Cost includes: a single furnished room in an apartment, utilities, internet connection, daily kitchen access, washing machine access once a week, four meals per month provided by your host, and two cultural outings per semester.

If you are interested in a homestay, please fill out the homestay request form here.

Note that requests will be dealt with on a first-come first-served basis, and that spaces are limited.

Once you have been placed with a host, a charge of €950 will be added to your student account to cover a one-month security deposit of €850 and the €100 per-semester activity fee.