Finding the right accommodation is just as important as finding the right internship. You
need a safe and comfortable place to stay during your time abroad, a place to come home to after work.
It can be quite difficult to find the right accommodation in Paris, especially when you don’t have the chance to see it in person. That is why some interns choose to book an accommodation for just the first week or two and make their permanent decision later.
Before going online and searching for accommodations, it is important that you first make the decision of what kind of accommodation you want to live in. In Paris, they have a few housing options. Check them out below:
Each option has its own pros and cons. There’s also a student room. It is cheap to rent compared to a house but as you can imagine you will have less room to live in. Take some time to make the decision for yourself on what you find important when it comes to housing.
Fortunately, there are some reliable ways to find the right accommodation in Paris,
we recommend using housinganywhere.com. This is a platform that offers long term rental properties for decent prices. Another option is to join Facebook pages about housing and renting in Paris. You can also try to ask people on the streets in student areas. You might find some useful information since they’ve been in the same situation and know the area well.
Here are some things to pay attention to when looking for accommodation abroad:
For example; am I allowed to invite friends in the house and play music?
Sometimes it can also be very lonely when you are alone in a new country.