Fondation des États-Unis | Residence
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Student Room

The FEU welcomes American and international students and researchers in its 267 individual rooms (17m2 on average), overlooking the Parc Montsouris or the interior garden. Each room is equipped with a bed, desk, chair, closet, and sink. Residents have access to free unlimited wireless internet throughout the building. For all other practical details, please see the Resident’s Guidebook.


Each floor is equipped with several communal bathrooms with sinks, showers, and separate toilets.

The FEU offers several communal spaces including kitchens, a library (open 24/7), two small study rooms, a computer room, a recreational space and a music room, as well as a concert hall and a gallery space for cultural events.


Get a feel for life at the FEU by watching this video, which was made by a FEU resident in 2017.

Art/Music Studios

There are a limited number of artist ateliers and music studios on the 5th floor which are reserved for pre-professional students in music and the visual arts. The music studios vary in size from 12m2 to 19m2, and the artist studios average 20-23m2.


The ateliers and studios have the same basic furniture and communal spaces as the student rooms. Please see here for further details.


Communal Spaces

The communal spaces at the Fondation des Etats-Unis are made available for residents’ use throughout the year. These spaces may also be used for cultural events organised by the FEU or rented for corporate events, classes and as film locations (please see here for further details).


01 The Grand Salon

Boasting seven meter high ceilings, a Steinway concert grand piano, and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the interior garden, the Grand Salon hosts concerts, workshops, conferences, shows and receptions. This superb Art Deco concert hall is embellished by five magnificent frescoes painted by Franco-American artist Robert La Montagne Saint-Hubert in the 1929-1930 period. Following the 2009 ruling of the DRAC Ile-de-France, the Grand Salon and the frescoes are now classified as historic monuments.

02 The Library

The residents have 24/7 access to the beautiful library located on the ground floor. This space, which was renovated in 2003, has wireless internet access. It may occasionally be used for events, in which case students may use the other study rooms.


03 The Petit Salon

This Art Deco meeting room, adjacent to the Grand Salon, is available for residents to work in groups. It may also be rented with the Grand Salon or separately as a classroom or meeting room.

04 The Salon Chicago

The Salon Chicago is located beside the reception. Slightly smaller than the Petit Salon, this room can also be used by residents and rented.


05 The Rectangle

Located in the east wing of the basement, the Rectangle is an entertainment and game room with a television corner, a large kitchen used for collective meals and a small garden with a BBQ area.


Residents must obtain authorization from the administration to have a party or BBQ.

06 The Resident’s Garden

The Resident’s Garden is located on the west of the building. It is run by a group of residents who not only grow vegetables, but also look after the FEU’s composting scheme. For further information, please join the garden group or email


07 The Kitchens

Each floor has communal kitchens which are equipped with a sink, a refrigerator (on certain floors only), a stove, ovens, and microwaves.

08 The Music Room

The music room is reserved exclusively for use by the residents of the Fondation, and includes a Yamaha upright piano. Residents are advised to reserve their practice slot in advance at the reception; last minute requests are accepted subject to availability.

Music Room
Computer Room

09 The Computer Room

Residents are given access to several computers and to a printer. Printing cards may be purchased at Reception.

10 The Laundry Room

The self-service laundry room in the basement is open 24/7.

Maison Internationale

Campus Community

The CIUP comprises 40 separate residences known as houses. 18 of these houses, known as “maisons rattachées” (associated houses), are managed directly by the Fondation Nationale, Cité internationale universitaire de Paris. The other residences, including the Fondation des Etats-Unis, are public-interest foundations. Irrespective of their legal status or management methods, all houses respect the same shared principles and pursue commons goals, particularly with regard to resident admission, life on campus and cultural services. The campus is home to approximately 5,600 students and researchers and open to visitors from 7am to 10pm.


Campus Facilities

Detailed information about the following services are available on the CIUP website:


Arts and Culture

Culture is a cornerstone of life at the CIUP. Every year, some 1,000 cultural events are organized by the houses, residents and specialist services.


As well as each houses’ cultural program, the CIUP also offers:

Resident’s Committee

At the start of the academic year, each house elects its Resident’s Committee. The Committee represents the residents in talks with the Board of Directors and is involved in community life at the house. The Committee also organizes an annual gala in the Grand Salon and a Thanksgiving dinner (see video by RFI) in the Residents’ Lounge.


The Committee appoints a representative to the Assemblée des Délégués des Comités de Résidents (ADCR). The ADCR consults with the Fondation Nationale, Cité internationale universitaire de Paris on all matters concerning campus life.