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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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Pictures of La Maison des Étudiants Canadiens

équipe et le potager
équipe en cuisine
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Équipe de la MEC - ping pong
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Équipe de la MEC - coktails
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Poetry Nights

The first edition of Poetry Nights at the Cité Internationale Universitaire in Paris was a great success!The idea was born at the MEC from a discussion between the director France Mainville and the resident and Cultural Agent Maxime Poignand and was brought to fruition thanks to the coordination of Maxime and an organizing committee made […]

Poetry contest

During the night of March 26th to 27th, the closing of the 1st edition of Poetry Nights took place at the MEC at the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris. (Re)discover here the festive atmosphere of the evening and the poetic competition, which was a success thanks to the involvement of the participants, the public, our […]

Our residents in the spotlight

As part of a serie of videos and portraits of residents of the Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, the Syrian resident at the MEC, Majd Abazid, testified to his history, his career and his ideals. Majd has a Masters in Data Science from the University of Paris Saclay and is currently a doctoral student in […]

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