St. John’s Paris Campus—the Centrally Located Maison Mère
Embrace the Paris Experience! We invite you to experience all the advantages of living and learning with St. John's campus in Paris' St. Germain District.
Enjoy a timeless academic experience in the famed "City of Light." Home to many of the world's leading business and cultural centers, Paris is a wondrous place where the past meets the future, filled with endless opportunities for those who want to immerse themselves in the life of a dynamic city.
Make the St. John’s Paris campus your new home while participating in the Discover the World Program! Whether for an academic year or a short-term program, you will have the opportunity to explore Paris by living in the heart of the city.
You will stay in the newly renovated, comfortable environment of the Maison-Mère, located in the popular St-Germain district of Paris. The campus is situated within a six-story structure of approximately 20,000 square feet of space complete with dormitory and classrooms. Best of all, you have immediate access to the incomparable artistic, cultural and educational resources available only in Paris.
Our newly renovated facilities offer you the wonderful chance to experience Paris with many of the comforts of home. Facilities include:
- A fully wired computer lab with printers for your use
- Double and triple rooms
- High-speed wireless internet
- Air-conditioned rooms
- Linens are provided for your use during the semester
- Coin-operated laundry facility within the building
- Dining facility on premises
- Beautiful common spaces
- Full time bilingual residence life staff, including residence directors and assistants
- 24-hr security along with key card entry to the building
The adventure of this district lies in discovering the narrow streets and hidden squares that bring the city’s historic and literary associations to life.
Dominated for centuries by a vast Benedictine abbey, St-Germain-des-Prés came into vogue in the early 20th century as a center of intellectual and artistic
life, home to jazz clubs and literary cafés. Students will gain an understanding of French culture by being immersed in this artistic neighborhood. Though the recent arrival of couture and designer boutiques is changing the neighborhood’s character, its narrow side streets still boast art galleries, bookstores and cozy café terraces.
The Boulevard St-Germain stretches for two miles between the Pont de Sully, which crosses to the Île St-Louis, to the Pont de la Concorde. This area boasts
many tourist attractions such as Notre Dame, Louvre Museum, Musee d’Orsay and Jardin du Luxembourg – all within reach of our campus.