The capital of France, Paris, has been ranked one of the world’s top cities for students. Elite universities in Paris have a comprehensive study offer, with various business schools, engineering colleges and research institutes. As a student in Paris, your job prospects will increase greatly, you will have superb access to international networking and you will gain an unforgettable study abroad experience. Situated on the Seine River, in the north of France, Paris has a population of 2.25 million and it is one of Europe’s largest university cities, welcoming over 95,000 foreign students annually.
Statistics show that Parisian graduates are targeted by a vast range of employers across the continent.
Many Parisian universities provide information about available placements and have internship arrangements with important employers in Paris, coming from various industries and economic sectors. Some of the most common student part-time jobs include: foreign language teaching, translations, telemarketing, telesurveys, software or videogame testing, etc.
Some of the companies and organisations that employ large numbers of foreigners working in Paris include: Mars, Pepsico, Microsoft, UNESCO, OECD and ICC, McDonald’s, Procter & Gamble, General Mills, Leroy Merlin, EY, BNP Paribas, HSBC, Societe Generale and Schneider Electric.
Paris is surely a great place to acquire many fine memories and some of the most diverse experiences. Here is a list of thing to do in Paris, even on a low budget:
Other important tourist attraction in Paris include: Centre Georges Pompidou, the Eiffel Tower, Hôtel de Ville, Musée de l'Orangerie, Musée Rodin, Carnavalet Museum, L'Opera Garnier, Maisons de Victor Hugo, the Promenade Plantée, Montparnasse Cemetery, and Jardin du Luxembourg, among many others.
To ensure a cheap night out, go to student hotspots like Place Monge in the 5th, Parmentier in the 11th and Rue de Lappe near Bastille, where plenty of bars are offering happy hour deals, and free concerts. The metro is the easiest and cheapest mode of transport, but they have closing hours at 12.40 AM in the week, 2 AM during weekends.
Paris is a true melting pot, welcoming foreign students, tourists and large communities of expats alike. Some of the most common countries of origin international students in Paris include Morocco, China, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal, Germany, Italy, Cameroun, Vietnam and Spain.
The capital of France is also one of the most visited places on earth and diverse foreign communities found their home in Paris. Apart French and English, the main languages spoken in the city are Arabic, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and German.
The weather is temperate year-round, and from June-September there are pleasant average temperatures of 20°C (68°F). July is the warmest month, while December is the coldest, with average temperatures that drop to 5°C (41°F).
Officially recognized by the Ministry of Culture since 1998, IESA offers a unique combination of academic knowledge and professional skills, which students can put into practice in jobs in France and abroad.
The EAC is above all a team of professors, composed of recognized professionals and experts in their fields, and a present and attentive educational support. All, professors and members of the educational department, work to support the emergence of talents, and allow students to find their place in their future professional space.
LISAA is one of the few private further education institutes to be recognized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication. The courses taught at LISAA cover all fields in the design profession and are certified by state diplomas (BTS) and qualifications listed on the French Register of Professional Certifications (RNCP) (level II/ Bac+3/4 years of further education).
The CRI’s main role is to promote new educational techniques and strategies to empower the students to take initiative and develop their own research projects.
The International School of Management (ISM) is a specialized, accredited business school based in Paris, France, with programs on five different continents. We give students the global perspective they need to thrive as modern business leaders. We do this by keeping our classes small, select and culturally diverse, and by offering programs in major commercial hubs around the world.
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PSE - Paris School of Economics aims to develop, at the highest international level, research in economics and the dissemination of its results. It brings together a community of nearly 140 researchers and 180 doctoral students, and offers master's courses at the forefront of economic discipline (220 teachers in the beginning of 2016).