Cité internationale universitaire de Paris:
17 Boulevard Jourdan,
The university Campus
The Cité internationale universitaire de Paris was founded in the aftermath of World War One as a result of the vision and will of some exceptional figures. They wanted to help build a peaceful world by creating a place for international interaction where young people from throughout the world would learn to live together. The cité has 40 houses, each of which boasts its own identity, and hosts 12,000 students, researchers, artists and top-level sportspeople every year in an unrivalled living environment. The institution seeks to facilitate their stay and develop the experience of living together by creating a forum for interaction and high-level debates.
The International University Campus in Paris is a private foundation, recognised as being in the public interest and closely linked to the Paris universities. Ever since the Middle Ages the University of Paris has always welcomed students from all over the world. In what they used to call the “College of Nations”. When the international university campus in Paris was created in 1925 it continued this tradition of the Paris universities: a tradition of welcome. The International University Campus in Paris plays a central role in the policy for accepting internationally mobile students in the Ile-de-France.