Parsons Paris

Student Life

  • Campus

    Parsons Paris is located in a newly renovated historic building at 45 rue Saint-Roch, a short walk from the Louvre, the Palais Garnier, Gaîté Lyrique media arts center, and Notre Dame cathedral. Classes are held here and at locations throughout the city. Course projects and collaborations will bring students into contact with the city's signature creative agencies, exhibitions, and industry-related events, such as the influential Maison & Objet design trade show and Paris Fashion Week.

    Programs and Activities

    Parsons Paris offers a full range of student services, housing, and residence life activities to students. Beginning with a comprehensive orientation that welcomes students and helps prepare them for life in the city, the office of Student Services helps students obtain housing and residence permits, open bank accounts, and meet other essential needs. The staff also organizes weekend excursions, day trips, and cultural activities throughout the semester and provides students with insights into French culture and Parisian life. The Student Services staff is available in case of any emergency, so students and parents can rest assured knowing that Student Services staff is available to support them.

    Each semester students can look forward to

    • Orientation, which includes a Seine boat ride, visit to the Louvre, trip to Versailles, ride up the Eiffel Tower, and exploration of the marché aux puces and les coulées verts (the Parisian predecessor of the Chelsea High Line)
    • Crepe parties, wine and cheese tastings, food tours, and visits to Versailles, Champagne, Vaux le Vicomte, Giverny, Villa Savoye, and other sites
    • Special access to Fashion Week
    • Talks with industry leaders and academics
    • Access to museums around Paris and special tours
    • Gallery openings
    • Yoga classes