No more long apartment searches, no more agency fees, no more surprises. All AGS students have the option of renting private studios or shared accommodation in a newly renovated apartment building owned by our partner the Alliance Française Foundation and reserved in priority for AGS students. The AGS housing is located a five-minute walk to the Seine River, and 30 minutes to school door-to-door. Ranging between 15 and 35 m2 (165 and 375 sq ft), each apartment is fully furnished and equipped with Internet, a kitchenette, and everything you’ll need for your new Parisian life!
Description of the apartments
All single accommodation units are studio apartments. Shared accommodation units are studios or one-bedroom apartments. Note that these are private studios and apartments; they are not dormitory units.
Each apartment is fully renovated and includes a main room, a separate kitchenette, and a bathroom. Apartments are furnished with a single bed (bunk beds in the case of shared accommodation), a table, a chair, dishes and silverware, and equipped with Internet connection.
Location and neighborhood
The AGS housing is situated in the upscale 16th arrondissement that is known for being a safe residential area with all the charm of the XIXth century ("pierre de taille" buildings and wraught iron railings from France's "belle époque"). Named after the poet Alfred de Musset, Rue de Musset, where the building is located, is a charming small and quiet Parisian street a few steps away from the busier tree-lined avenue de Versailles, which has all of the necessary supermarkets, bakeries, convenience stores, and restaurants for daily needs. A ten-minute walk away is also the rue d’Auteuil with many cheese shops, bakeries, butchers, delis, and the famous Marché d’Auteuil open-air farmers’ market that takes place twice a week.
For a jog, the Bois de Boulogne is 10-15 minutes away from the building. It is one the two largest Parisian public parks, covering twice the surface of Central Park in NYC.
The housing is also situated a few blocks to the Seine River and the Pont du Garigliano bridge crossing over to the left bank with a beautiful perspective on the Eiffel tower.
Your ride to and from school
AGS housing is located 30 minutes to school door-to-door either by metro, tramway, or public bicycles.
Monthly rent ranges between:
Note that shared accommodation options are reserved in priority for undergraduate students in the short-term study abroad programs.
French Government Financial Aid for Housing
Students who rent an AGS studio or apartment are eligible to receive a housing subsidy from the French government (Caisse d'Allocations Familiales). The amount of the subsidy varies between approximately 100 and 200 Euros. Eligibility as well as, if applicable, the monthly amount of the subsidy depend on the resources of each student and may apply to students of all nationalities.
The AGS staff is happy to advise and assist you in the application and follow-up procedures with the French administration.
How to apply for housing
The AGS Housing is reserved for AGS students in priority.
Continuing students: please contact Terry Verdoscia at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applicants: If you are applying to one of our programs, please specify your interest in the AGS housing on your application form. If admitted into the program, you will be asked to confirm your reservation upon enrollment. The amount of the reservation deposit will be half a month of rent; it will be deducted from your first monthly payment. In addition, you will have to provide a safety deposit of one month rent, which will be refunded to you upon leaving, provided that no damage has been done.
The 5 Advantages of AGS Housing
See the latest photos of the AGS housing as the last renovations are being done - more pictures to come!
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