Hamilton in France's administrative headquarters are located in the beautiful Montparnasse/Jardin du Luxembourg/Latin Quarter area, which is a hub of student life and the geographic center of Paris. The offices and in-house classes are located in the academic center known as Reid Hall, where students have access to the beautiful enclosed gardens, library and reading rooms. Reid Hall is equipped with Wi-Fi, and each student is given a private account. Students may use a limited pool of computers for academic work, the Internet, email and printing but most bring a laptop to France.
Reid Hall is open on Saturdays and in the evening. Small groceries and eateries in the neighborhood provide ample opportunities for casual, inexpensive lunches. HiF students also enjoy a rich program of conferences organized by Columbia Global Center (some events are in French, while others are presented in English).
Our campus is Paris, with its diverse urban population and rich variety of cultural activities. The city also has a village-like atmosphere that provides a pleasant and stimulating environment.
Students registered in Parisian institutions have access to their respective libraries (Paris 1, Paris 3, Paris 6, Paris 7, IEP, ICP, École du Louvre). The Paris public library system, with branches in all neighborhoods, is open to all students, as are the research libraries Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. Students are required to obtain a card from at least one library, but the program covers the cost. Hamilton in France has its own modest library stacks, several magazine and newspaper subscriptions and print resources about Paris and France for student use. The resident director and assistant will inform students throughout the year about other resources.