Life in Paris

Life in Paris

Capital of France and capital city to a number of industries, Paris is host to some of the world’s most important international organizations and remains a major hub of diplomacy. Students who come to the Paris campus of Schiller International University can take advantage of the cultural activities and resources that abound in and around the city. The campus itself is a microcosm of the international flavor that characterizes the City of Light. With our focus on the domains of international relations and international business, Schiller Paris students are able to capitalize on being in Paris studying with highly-qualified faculty and classmates who hail from the around the world.

Although the Paris economy is largely dominated by services, it still remains an important manufacturing powerhouse of Europe, especially in industrial sectors such as automobiles, aeronautics, and electronics. Over recent decades, the local economy has moved towards high-value-added activities, in particular business services. Paris also has a prominent place in the world of fashion and luxury.

Several international organizations have their headquarters in Paris. They include UNESCO, the OECD, the International Energy Agency (IEA), European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

A destination visited annually by some 26 million tourists, the city offers over 150 museums including the Louvre, and exceptional sites, such as the Champs-Elysees or the Eiffel Tower. World Capital of exhibitions and conferences (5% of the global business conferences for nearly 600 000 square meters), fashion, luxury, gastronomy and of romantic love, Paris also offers an important choice in entertainment, including theaters and operas, and moviegoer audiences have an unparalleled choice of films from around the world.

The main areas for nightlife are the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe, Bastille, Pigalle, Rue Mouffetard, Rue Oberkampf, famous for its bars, the Marais, la Butte aux Cailles, the Canal Saint-Martin, the Latin Quarter, the district of Les Halles, Montparnasse and the Rue de Lappe.

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