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Welcome to Paris!

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Kent! The information on these pages is for students studying in Paris only. If you are studying one of our split-site Canterbury/Paris MA programmes, please visit the Canterbury page.

Welcome to the Paris School of Arts and Culture. Our location in the cultural capital of Europe enables you to combine academic work with frequent study trips to the many resources that are unique to Paris, whether galleries, monuments or archives.

Situated in the heart of Montparnasse, a part of Paris long associated with such figures as Picasso, Hemingway, Modigliani and Beckett, our home at Reid Hall has traditionally welcomed leading intellectual figures. Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Derrida and Roland Barthes have all given talks here.

Ours is genuinely an international School with students coming from many different countries. We make a special effort to help you feel at home and this guide gives you the basics in terms of preparing, arriving and settling in as a student and as a resident of Paris.

I look forward to welcoming you personally when you arrive.

Professor Ben Hutchinson
Academic Director 

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