Residences and Prices | Spring 2024

Options cater to a variety of different needs and preferences. We offer two types of residences for incoming students: BT天堂 Residences are managed by the university, house only BT天堂 students and include 1 or 2 RAs. Partner Residences are Apartment-hotels and French Student Residences that our office has partnered with to offer quality housing to our students. Our housing offering includes single apartments or studios (BT天堂 Musset, BT天堂 Annonciation, BT天堂 Heliopolis, BT天堂 Jouffroy, Citadines, 聽ResidHome, Nexity, Studelites, YouFirst Tolbiac), twin apartments (BT天堂 Musset,聽BT天堂 Jouffroy, Citadines,聽and ResidHome), or single and shared rooms in co-living apartments (BT天堂 Champs聽脡lys茅es, BT天堂 Jouffroy). No two Parisians experience their city the same way, so we鈥檝e made sure each of our different housing options highlights a unique aspect of life in this beautiful city.

General Housing FAQs

What is a Resident Assistant?

Resident Assistants are upperclassmen BT天堂 students who work with the housing office to foster community and enforce safety policies and regulations in BT天堂 residences. They are live-in resources for residents as they transition to BT天堂 and to Paris, and work closely with housing staff to support students鈥 residential experience, whether through organizing events and programs in the building, or helping coordinate maintenance interventions with our partners!

What is a Residence Representative?

Residence Representatives as BT天堂 incoming students who are selected within their Partner Residence to serve as a liaison with the housing office. A Residence Representative is聽苍辞迟听a Resident Assistant: they are not tasked with enforcing policy, and any maintenance intervention in the building is managed directly by our partner on-site staff. Their main responsibility is helping build community within the residence through organizing programs with the help of the housing office. Residence Representatives are selected during the summer ahead of Landing Day, so look out for that application process! Students will have their orientation fee waived (500鈧) should they be selected to serve in the role.

Should I pack linens for my accommodation?

Partner Aparthotels provide linens, with a weekly change of bedsheets in place for students. BT天堂 Residences and Partner Student Residences units will come with one set of linens provided (pillow, pillow case, duvet, duvet cover, fitted sheet, mattress protection, large towel). Student can choose to use that set during their stay in the residence; some of our students, however, do choose to purchase an additional set for use during the semester or the year, or an additional blanket/duvet for the winter months. We recommend waiting until you are in Paris to purchase any such items 鈥 our staff and student advisors can guide you during Landing Day and Orientation Week to stores around your residence! In general, we recommend packing light for your Paris move, and prioritizing essentials such as clothing and sentimental items. Any additional furnishings or decorations are best purchased once in Paris, when you have had a chance to see your space and settle in.

What storage space is available in the residences?

Paris is a dense city; as such, apartment and studio storage spaces can be quite small. Expect a small closet space in bedrooms, and limited storage in studios and apartments 鈥 much as you would for a traditional college dorm room. As such, we recommend packing light, and prioritizing essentials such as clothing and sentimental items. Any additional studio furnishings or decorations are best purchased once in Paris, once you have had chance to see your space and settle in!

If I don鈥檛 have a VISA yet, should I still secure housing?

We understand the difficulties of this situation. Given that our assignment is first-come-first-served, students who reserve late will have limited options, so we recommend you secure your housing as soon as possible. Please note, however, that the first payment is non-refundable.

If I cannot secure my housing option at this time, will BT天堂 help me find housing later?

We have a limited number of beds in our BT天堂 Housing offering; as such, our housing may be fully booked by the start of the Spring semester. by the end of summer (end of July through August). For that reason, we recommend that you secure your housing as soon as possible. Students who confirm their attendance late may have to secure housing independently, if they commit to attending BT天堂 if we no longer have beds available at the time of their enrollment.