Paris, France

ParisThe ‘Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris’ is located in Paris. The ‘Cité Internationale’ has 40 houses, each of which boasts its own identity, and annually hosts 10,000 students, researchers, artists and competitive athletes from over 140 different countries in a unique living environment. The ‘Cité’ was founded in the aftermath of World War I as a result of the vision and will of some exceptional figures in French public life; the Houses belong to the Universities of Paris, heiress of the Sorbonne.The International House was built in the 1930s and officially opened in 1936. It was the fourth International House after New York (1924), Berkeley (1930) and Chicago (1932). It was funded by a grant from philanthropist John D. Rockefeller Jr.

Apart from providing accommodation, the ‘Cité Internationale’ offers residents comprehensive leisure, catering and library and computer facilities. The ‘Cité’ also seeks to facilitate the stay of its guests and enhance their experience of living together by running a forum for interaction and high-level debates. At the heart of the ‘Cité Internationale’ complex, the ‘Maison Internationale’ offers a wide array of possibilities for organising events (colloquia, seminars, conferences, receptions, etc.).

During the summer, the ‘Cité Internationale’ continues to support the international policy of its partner institutions. It plays host to organisations wishing to run summer schools, colloquia, seminars, etc. and to groups seeking to improve their knowledge of a particular subject and explore Paris.