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The second year of Forward learning expedition will take place in Paris, one of the most attractive cities in the world and the first economic centre of Europe.
Ranked by QS among the 10 best cities for students and known as the City of Art, Paris will provide our students with cultural enrichment through its wide choice of museums, theatres, and other homes of artistic and philosophical expression.

Our students will study and live in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CUIP), a private foundation that brings together 6800 students and researchers from 150 nationalities.

In the South of Paris in a 34-hectares eco-responsible park, Cité internationale offers a wide range of activities, from cultural events to student associations and sports. Its pleasant outdoor space and green areas provide a relaxing and unique atmosphere, while being close to the city centre. The campuses are located a 20-minute bus ride from the Louvre Museum and a 30-minute public transport ride from the Champs-Élysées.

Learning at the Forward Learning Center in CIUP

At Cité internationale, the teaching & learning spaces will be located in La Maison Internationale. You will have access to a media room, a lovely veranda, a foyer (including a bar, foosball, pool table & a piano), and TV room.
The Cité internationale also offers study rooms, a library, and several restaurants with different specialties at affordable prices. As a student, you can get a full meal for €3.30, or €1 if you have a scholarship.

Living in Forward’s Student Residence in CIUP

You will live together in dedicated student homes where you’ll meet new friends from all over the world.
Located in the Cité internationale, our students will live in CIUP student homes, which have over 200 accommodations housing 39 nationalities. Most student homes offer a shared living room, library, study lounge, and kitchens. There are also individual rooms (14 – 17 m²) with shared or private bathrooms. Prices range from €650 to €1,100 monthly.

Cost of living in Paris


Paris is a popular city with students, here are some of the costs you may incur in your second year of study at the Forward Paris campus.

Activity Costs
Student home €720-860
Public transportation pass €29/month
Single metro ticket €1.90
Groceries €250 to €300 per month
Mobile Phone Plan From €2 to €15 per month
Full-course meal in an average restaurant €25
Nightclub entry €15 to €25

Students associations and extracurricular activities

Famous for having an active social and cultural-political community, Cité internationale stands out for their many events and debates organised by students throughout the year. On the sport side, the Cité internationale provides more than 50 different activities, and for music lovers, the foundation also has 13 soundproofed music studios.
You will get a chance to be involved in Student Associations and Extracurricular Activities such as sport, cultural activities, community service, language courses, and pretty much anything you and your peers are interested in. It will be up to you to find colleagues to team up with to make these activities happen, but our team will be there to support your initiatives and connect you to our network of local partner organisations.

Student support and wellbeing

At Forward we care about your wellbeing and mental health. Did you know that four out of five students feel anxiety at some point in their studies? Going to university is a very big transition; this is why every member of our faculty will be there to guide you. As part of our Personal Development programme, you will learn how to understand and manage your emotions, participate in weekly practice sessions to manage stress and much more.
You will also be assigned a personal tutor. This is a member of the teaching faculty who regularly meets with their appointed student for a 1:1 chat, and can offer academic and pastoral support.

Discover more about the facilities that Cité Internationale Universitaire has to offer.

The second year of Forward learning expedition will take place in Paris, one of the most attractive cities in the world and the first economic centre of Europe.
Ranked by QS among the 10 best cities for students and known as the City of Art, Paris will provide our students with cultural enrichment through its wide choice of museums, theatres, and other homes of artistic and philosophical expression.

Our students will study and live in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris (CUIP), a private foundation that brings together 6800 students and researchers from 150 nationalities.

In the South of Paris in a 34-hectares eco-responsible park, Cité internationale offers a wide range of activities, from cultural events to student associations and sports. Its pleasant outdoor space and green areas provide a relaxing and unique atmosphere, while being close to the city centre. The campuses are located a 20-minute bus ride from the Louvre Museum and a 30-minute public transport ride from the Champs-Élysées.

Learning at the Forward Learning Center in CIUP

At Cité internationale, the teaching & learning spaces will be located in La Maison Internationale. You will have access to a media room, a lovely veranda, a foyer (including a bar, foosball, pool table & a piano), and TV room.
The Cité internationale also offers study rooms, a library, and several restaurants with different specialties at affordable prices. As a student, you can get a full meal for €3.30, or €1 if you have a scholarship.

Living in Forward’s Student Residence in CIUP

You will live together in dedicated student homes where you’ll meet new friends from all over the world.
Located in the Cité internationale, our students will live in CIUP student homes, which have over 200 accommodations housing 39 nationalities. Most student homes offer a shared living room, library, study lounge, and kitchens. There are also individual rooms (14 – 17 m²) with shared or private bathrooms. Prices range from €650 to €1,100 monthly.

Cost of living in Paris


Paris is a popular city with students, here are some of the costs you may incur in your second year of study at the Forward Paris campus.

Activity Costs
Student home €720-860
Public transportation pass €29/month
Single metro ticket €1.90
Groceries €250 to €300 per month
Mobile Phone Plan From €2 to €15 per month
Full-course meal in an average restaurant €25
Nightclub entry €15 to €25

Students associations and extracurricular activities

Famous for having an active social and cultural-political community, Cité internationale stands out for their many events and debates organised by students throughout the year. On the sport side, the Cité internationale provides more than 50 different activities, and for music lovers, the foundation also has 13 soundproofed music studios.
You will get a chance to be involved in Student Associations and Extracurricular Activities such as sport, cultural activities, community service, language courses, and pretty much anything you and your peers are interested in. It will be up to you to find colleagues to team up with to make these activities happen, but our team will be there to support your initiatives and connect you to our network of local partner organisations.

Student support and wellbeing

At Forward we care about your wellbeing and mental health. Did you know that four out of five students feel anxiety at some point in their studies? Going to university is a very big transition; this is why every member of our faculty will be there to guide you. As part of our Personal Development programme, you will learn how to understand and manage your emotions, participate in weekly practice sessions to manage stress and much more.
You will also be assigned a personal tutor. This is a member of the teaching faculty who regularly meets with their appointed student for a 1:1 chat, and can offer academic and pastoral support.

Discover more about the facilities that Cité Internationale Universitaire has to offer.

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