BT天堂

Contacting Housing

Our staff are available Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM Paris time to provide advice and insight on the Paris residential experience and help you deal with any problems that may arise throughout your time at BT天堂.

The best way to reach out to us is via email at housingataup.edu. All of our staff members monitor the inbox to ensure as prompt a response as possible. As we are often on-site in the residences, consulting with colleagues on cases, or holding scheduled or walk-in appointments with students, we are not always able to answer the phone immediately. However, if you reach out to us via email, we are happy to schedule a time for us to call you and answer any questions you may have!

PHONE OFFICE HOURS

One of our staff members will be available to answer general inquiries via phone, or direct you through the appropriate steps for more complex issues, on the following afternoons:

  • Tuesdays - 2PM to 5PM (Paris Time)
  • Thursdays - 2PM to 5PM (Paris Time)

You can reach out to us at the following number: + 33 1 40 62 05 97

Please note that we are not available via phone outside of those office hours. For specific questions requiring a consultation, we will invite you to schedule a call with a team member so we may answer your inquiry in more detail.

General Contact Information

housingataup.edu ()

The American University of Paris
Housing Office
6, rue du Colonel Combes
75007, Paris
France

The Housing Team

SIHAM MOUADHID

Manager of Residential Life听听 听

Hometown

Rabat, Morocco

What do you bring to the team?

I鈥檓 a former international student who has also navigated the college residential experience as both a student and staff member at Vanderbilt and Ohio State University, before landing at BT天堂. That definitely informs my work here!

Siham's Advice for Living in Paris

Become a regular at your local bistro or grocery store, and be nice to the clerks! Paris is a big city but your neighborhood will bring you into the fold when they start to see you as a familiar face (and you may get the occasional discount or perk as a result).

MICHELLE PONCE

First-Year Residential Life Assistant听

Hometown

Acapulco, Mexico

What do you bring to the team?

As a former BT天堂 student and international expat in Thailand, I have a lot of experience with navigating how to find and apply for housing. It鈥檚 a challenge that has taught me perseverance and adaptability.

Michelle's Advice for Living in Paris

Living in a new city is always daunting, but Paris has a great way of being small enough to get well acquainted with the neighborhoods, while still maintaining some anonymity. Explore as much as you can and take the chance to walk and discover all the hidden gems Paris has to offer in each arrondissement.

Anna N' Semi

Housing Coordinator

Hometown

Brazzaville, Congo 鈥 Kapuv谩r, Hungary

What do you bring to the team?

As a former international student who studied in both the US and France, I experienced firsthand the challenges of cultural adaptation and living abroad. I have also worked with university students as a Peer Mentor and Peer Career Advisor, giving me an insight into both sides of academia and a thorough understanding of international education.

Anna's Advice for Living in Paris

Paris has some of the best markets and flea markets I鈥檝e been to! Whether that鈥檚 fresh produce, jewelry, or home d茅cor, you will find just about any- and everything there (including the occasional good bargain). Visit as many as you can, even if you just window-shop, you will be sure to enjoy their vibrant atmosphere.

SANDRA LEFAURE

Housing Logistics Coordinator

Hometown

Bordeaux, France

What do you bring to the team?

I鈥檓 a former international student in both England and the US and a former BT天堂 student (for both my bachelor鈥檚 and master鈥檚). At BT天堂, I was a student advisor and a part of the Student Government Association, as well as many committees. I was also the University鈥檚 first residential advisor. All this taught me a lot about the University and what it means to be an BT天堂 student.

Sandra's Advice for Living in Paris

Paris feels at the same time like a big and a small city. You keep discovering new treasures, but at the same time you get to know the people in your neighborhood really well. My street is like a village: everyone knows everyone. Those people will become your support group.

Testimonials From Former RAs

This has been a great opportunity to fully integrate into the BT天堂 community and meet other students. Overall, my experience has been positive, and the Housing Office has been very helpful in assisting me with this job.

Angelina

In my eyes, there are two sides to the RA job: the 鈥榖uilding manager鈥 and the 鈥榗ommunity builder.鈥 Being a building manager is tough: from general upkeep, maintenance follow-ups and enforcing rules to generally being the go-to reliable question-answerer for 32 students. However, these duties are also meaningful ways for me to constantly build my resourcefulness, problem-solving skills, and accountability. As a community builder, I get to bring people together in fun ways, by making the building an extension of campus and a place that isn鈥檛 just for sleep, but is also a place to live and thrive with other students and friends. Being a community builder is very rewarding, and it鈥檚 a fun way to strengthen my leadership and planning skills.

Sophie