Paris: a city of prestige and excellence
Paris is also the cornerstone of culture, literature, arts and design where tradition and modernity merge together to create the city's authenticity.
While living in Paris not only will you be able to discover the fabulous heritage of the past centuries through monuments like the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral or the Sacré Coeur Basilica but you will also be able to walk the city and understand where the world's greatest writers and painters such as Voltaire, Balzac or Monet got their inspiration from.
You'll also have the opportunity discover the latest art exhibits, dance shows or music festivals in private mansions and palaces such as the Palais de Chaillot, the Palais de Tokyo or the Louis Vuitton Foundation. You'll also be able to discover world-renowned places such as the Louvre or the Musée d'Orsay.
When walking through Paris, you’ll be able to sense its history thanks to the Haussmann architecture, the narrow streets paved with cobble stones etc. However Paris is also a hotspot for shopping with unique shopping centers such as The Galeries Lafayette located on Paris’ famous Boulevard Haussmann or small boutiques located in the Marais, well-known for its arts galleries and vintage shops. With its many cafés, bistros and world-renowned restaurants such La Tour d’Argent, France’s capital city is also highly famous for its exquisite cuisine.
Shanghai: an engaging city
Once you arrive in Shanghai, you will immediately be overwhelmed by the hustle and bustle of this thriving city: its colours, its people, its culinary specialties and its futuristic skyscrapers and indigenous Shikumen houses will shake you to your very core. The sightseeing activities and the endless possibilities of cultural endeavors will stun you!
Shanghai is one of China’s commercial and financial centers and was ranked #5 by the 2018 edition of the Global Financial Centers Index published by the City of London.
Taking up only 0.06% of the country's land area, Shanghai now generates about 8.3% of China's gross industrial output value. Furthermore, thanks to its geographical location, Shanghai is also one of the shipping centres of China. Due to its excellent port, the city has become a leading economic power and trade development pole.
It’s quite easy to find an apartment in Shanghai because there are many real estate agents in this city. Students usually find flats by themselves and they share an apartment with their classmates. The average monthly rental fees are 2000-4000RMB/person (213€-426€), depending on the apartment’s location and status. Generally the apartments are equipped with furniture and electrical appliance.