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

The Housing Office has personally chosen a select few home stay families who can offer an authentic glimpse into life as a Parisian. Each family is different. Some have young children, others are single retirees, some have pets, others don’t. 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, meaning you might share your home stay experience with another AUP student.

Living in a home stay is very different from sharing an apartment with your fellow students. Home stay students should not expect to have overnight guests and should be mindful of their host’s quiet hours and home rules (although there are no curfews). The benefits of a home stay include having a live-in expert on everything Parisian, as well as someone with whom to practice your French. Most of our hosts live within a 30-minute commute to campus via public transport.

Many of our non-home stay students regret that they were not able to immerse themselves in the vie Parisienne, as it is very easy to remain in an English-speaking bubble while studying at AUP. Living in a homestay enables you to experience Paris from another perspective.

Costs of a homestay

Cost of a first-year home stay: €850 per month.

Cost includes: a single furnished room in an apartment or house, utilities, internet connection, daily kitchen access, washing machine access once a week, and one diner a week provided by your landlord.

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

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

Once you’ve filled out the form, the charge of €850 security deposit will be added to your student account. In order to secure your home stay, you will need to pay for the security deposit through the University.