Facilities & Resources
Living in Paris
Our campus is Paris with its diverse urban population and variety of cultural activities and life styles. The city also has a village-like atmosphere that provides a pleasant and stimulating environment. Strolling the streets of the capital remains a favorite of most visitors.
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 Columbia Global Center known as Reid Hall, where students have access to the beautiful enclosed gardens, library and reading rooms. Each student is given a private account into Reid Hall wi-fi.
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.
HiF 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. The program covers the cost of library cards. Hamilton in France has its own modest library stacks, several magazine and newspaper subscriptions and print resources about Paris and France for student use.