The Welcome Desk Paris is over? The acc&ss team is still available to answer your questions all year long !

acc&ss Paris Centre, a service of the Cité internationale, continues to help and guide international students and researchers: help in administrative procedures, help in the search for housing, practical information on life in Paris & Paris Region, cultural visits and good tips in Paris and Paris Region, learning French…

Please contact acc&ss Paris Centre

My Community

Each year, the Cité internationale welcomes nearly 12,000 students, researchers, artists, and athletes who study or work in institutions of higher education or laboratories in the Paris area. They represent an average of 150 nationalities. Get in contact with one of our current residents or alumni. Many other communities are waiting for you in Paris as well!

There are communities waiting for you to join them in Paris

Act fast! Join a community! There is one for everyone! Events at the Cité internationale, themed clubs, university associations, sporting groups…

Stay Connected with Life on Campus!


Defined by the needs and desires of current residents, the page represents the current happenings at the Cité internationale: campus, resident, and cultural life.
Would you like to discover resident projects? Discover your talents? Play games? Scroll through the feed !


At the center of national news, the feed is a source of information regarding subjects that effect the Cité internationale: important events, international mobility, higher education, sustainable development…


What is life on an international campus in the south of Paris like? A photographic “behind the scenes” peek at life at the Cité internationale. Residents can share their photos using the hashtag #ciup and #citeinternationaleuniversitairedeparis.


Interviews, important events, campus development, an overview of services… What has been going on at the Cité internationale in the past few years? The YouTube channel provides a look back on past projects done at the Cité internationale and allows current residents to take a close look at the experiences of alumni.

Community Life

Building, getting involved, moving forward …

The Student Initiative House

Do you have great ideas, but are unsure of how to make them a reality? The Student Initiative House is here to guide students throughout every step in their projects, be they professional, community based, or even entrepreneurial, as well as in their life as a student. Room reservations, trainings, official business addresses, technology (such as desktop publishing and video stations), a resource center, and an art gallery… the MIE is located at two addresses and offers a wide variety of free resources to develop student life in Paris.


50, rue des Tournelles 75003 Paris
Subway station: Chemin Vert or Bastille
Tél. : 01 49 96 65 30
The MIE-Bastille is open on Mondays from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., from Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

MIE-Labo 6

76 bis rue de Rennes 75006 Paris
Subway stop: Saint-Sulpice
Tél : 01 40 46 44 95
Closed on Sundays


For more than 20 years, the Animafac network has supported student initiatives, promoted involvement, and acted as a meeting place for young people involved in their community.


The French Network of Students for Sustainable Development (Le Reseau Français des Etudiants pour le Développement Durable) is a network of student associations working on sustainable development projects regarding the food industry, biodiversity, environmental issues, waste, etc. The REFEDD is subject to the Law of 1901

Paris Université Club

A major player in student sporting life in Paris and Île-de-France since its creation in 1906. Historically based in Charléty Stadium, the club now uses more than 45 sporting facilities, including those at the Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

Do you have a question? Something you’re unsure about?
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