Paris: a city of prestige and excellence
Paris is also the cornerstone of culture, literature, arts and design where tradition and modernity merge together to create the city's authenticity.
While living in Paris not only will you be able to discover the fabulous heritage of the past centuries through monuments like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Sacré Coeur Basilica but you will also be able to walk the city and understand where the world's greatest writers and painters such as Voltaire, Balzac or Monet got their inspiration from.
You'll also have the opportunity discover the latest art exhibits, dance shows or music festivals in private mansions and palaces such as the Palais de Chaillot, the Palais de Tokyo or the Louis Vuitton Foundation. You'll also be able to discover world-renowned places such as the Louvre or the Musée d'Orsay.
When walking through Paris, you’ll be able to sense its history thanks to the Haussmann architecture, the narrow streets paved with cobble stones etc. However Paris is also a hotspot for shopping with unique shopping centers such as The Galeries Lafayette located on Paris’ famous Boulevard Haussmann or small boutiques located in the Marais, well-known for its arts galleries and vintage shops. With its many cafés, bistros and world-renowned restaurants such La Tour d’Argent, France’s capital city is also highly famous for its exquisite cuisine.
Housing in France
When living in Paris, you will have to find an apartment on your own.
London: the city of dreams
London embodies a fascinating and attiring city which gathers millions of visitors each year. London is one of the biggest “world cities” offering at the same time a wide range of historic and cultural monuments and a very modern/ avant-garde lifestyle.
London is full of beautiful tourist attractions with world-famous places such as Piccadilly Circus or Trafalgar Square, religious monuments to mention Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace symbol of the royal family etc. Of course, London is immediately associated with the Tower Bridge, Big Ben, Abbey Road, Fish & Chips, Harry Potter and so on. The history of the country emerges continuously through every street, monument and person.
New York City: a vibrant international hub
As an intellectual, cultural and financial hub, New York City is the perfect city to live in for young and ambitious entrepreneurs craving for new opportunities as well as business and venture ideas.
Students will have opportunities to discover and experience both a very dynamic campus located just five minutes away from Wall Street, the World Trade Center or the Federal Bank of New York as well as live in one of world’s most vibrant cities. Once they step out the university students can hop on the subway and start browsing the city!
Living in New York also means being able to enjoy many cultural activities which have made New York the legend that it is today. From enjoying a walk on the Brooklyn Bridge, admiring the city’s tallest skyscrapers, roaming around Chinatown or Little Italy to taking a boat tour to the Statue of Liberty, attending a Broadway musical or visiting landmarks such as Central Park, the Empire State Building or Times Square, New York City has everything to offer!
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- Details on accommodation in NYC will be provided during the first semester of the program.
Rome: The Caput Mundi (Capital of the world)
Italy is one of the leading countries in fashion and design. Both are closely linked to the elegant Italian cultural life referred to as "la bella figura". Today, Milan and Rome are Italy's fashion capitals, but are also, at a larger scale, major international centers for fashion design.
Rome might be famous for its mind-blowing art and monuments (the Colosseum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the St Peter’s Basilica to mention a few), mythological history and divine cuisine, the city is also teeming with prestigious shopping streets, such as Via del Corso, Via Condotti and Via Borgognona, as well as the awe-inspiring Via Giulia for artistic works and antiques.
Shanghai: an engaging city
One you arrive in Shanghai, you will immediately be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of this thriving city: its colours, its people, its culinary specialties and its futuristic skyscrapers and indigenous Shikumen houses will shake you to your very core. The sightseeing activities and the endless possibilities of cultural endeavors will stun you!
Shanghai is one of China’s commercial and financial centers and was ranked #5 by the 2018 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the City of London.
Taking up only 0.06% of the country's land area, Shanghai now generates about 8.3% of China's gross industrial output value. Furthermore, thanks to its geographical location, Shanghai is also one of the shipping centres of China. Due to its excellent port, the city has become a leading economic power and trade development pole.
It’s quite easy to find an apartment in Shanghai because there are many real estate agents in this city. Students usually find flats by themselves and they share an apartment with their classmates. The average monthly rental fees are 2000-4000RMB/person (213€-426€), depending on the apartment’s location and status. Generally the apartments are equipped with furniture and electrical appliance.