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Live at the MEC

The MEC welcomes you, and offers the environment you need to both study, and to experience unforgettable moments.

Living in the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

The Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris hosts more than 12,000 students and researchers from 140 different countries. Get ready for an exciting and enriching cultural and social life!

Social life

At the MEC, friendliness and a warm atmosphere are two of our main strengths. All year long there are events and activities so you can enjoy great experiences with exceptional people.

Cultural life

Concerts, plays, conferences, film screenings, exhibitions and more! Cultural life at the MEC is as interesting and diverse as the students who live there.

I arrived at the MEC in September 2020, as a transfer (brassage) from the Heinrich Heine house. Before coming to Paris, I spent a fantastic year studying in Canada, which made me appreciate the country, its culture, its diversity, and its friendly people. It’s exactly this sense of community, support, joy and friendship that I experienced at the MEC – during film nights, concerts, meals together, or just passing in the hallways. Even though when you’re in a big city you can feel lonely, especially in these difficult times, you’ll feel like you belong in the big family of the MEC.

Natalie Schwabl

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Althea Yi: winner of the David and Liliane Stewart scholarship

Althea Yi is the first MEC resident to have the David and Liliane Stewart Scholarship, offered by the Macdonald Stewart Foundation to a Canadian student who wishes to pursue higher studies in Paris. Thanks to the scholarship, her accommodation at the MEC will be financed for 10 months. Canadian born in Toronto, the scholarship winner […]

The David and Liliane Stewart Scholarship arrives at the MEC!

We are honoured to present a new scholarship for MEC residents! The David and Liliane Stewart Scholarship allows a Canadian registered in a Master or Doctoral degree to consider pursuing part of his or her graduate studies in Paris under optimal conditions, by financing their accommodation at the Maison des étudiants canadiens. This scholarship is […]

Farid Pesteh: thoughts on Dry January

During « le pot de la Directrice », I had the pleasure of chatting with Marie about the Dry January challenge/initiative that she proposed to the House on January 1st. We talked about the toll that the consumption of alcohol can have on the body, how this toll can be more taxing on female bodies […]

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