Sorbonne University fact sheet

Traveling to + living in France

Coronavirus update

Student visa information: Every student, with the exception of EU citizens, is required to have a student visa. You will use a long-stay student visa (visa D) for a visit longer than 3 months.

Learn more about student visas


Air travel: Exchange students will be responsible for arranging and purchasing their own round-trip international airline tickets for dates appropriate for the term at the host university. Exchange students should only purchase tickets once SU has confirmed the dates of arrival. Students who are nominated for the exchange are eligible to apply for a travel grant from College International.


Nearest international airport: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)


Housing: SU has a variety of accommodations reserved for foreign students in different residences in Paris. 

Housing information

 The SU accommodations platform


Pre-departure orientation: College International staff will provide an orientation the prior semester to help students prepare for their programs. Students are invited to take GLLC-G 291 Study Abroad: Before You Go, a one-credit, second eight-weeks course in Fall 2022.


Departure preparation + arrival details: Students will have an orientation session with the Sorbonne University Office of International Relations. Students may also meet individually with academic advisors in preparation for the exchange program.


Estimated costs per semester:

  • Tuition: IU Tuition
  • Housing: $1,800-$2,900
  • Food: $1,000
  • Transportation, books, and incidentals: $735-$950
  • OVST administrative fee: $238
  • Plus insurance, visa, airfare

Learn more about ASPIRE Exchanges

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