Finding and settling in to housing in France can be quite a challenge, particularly for students who are not familiar with the French housing system and language. The French system, like any country, has its own peculiarities and requirements and before starting your accommodation search, please familiarize yourself with the information in this section in order to minimize any potential frustration that may arise as you settle in to your new environment.
If you are having difficulty understanding apartment rental announcements on French websites or in local papers, check out the housing property jargon in France page at Anglo Info website. It is a usegul site for practicalities in France. We also encourage you to use an online translation tool.
Strasbourg has a large student population and finding accommodation for the academic year can be quite a challenge, especially for students coming from abroad. ISU students basically have the choice between renting a room/studio in a private student residence or renting a room or an apartment with a private landlord (apartments can be rented individually or shared depending on their size). For students who do not speak French, ISU recommends staying in a student residence as this minimizes the contractual formalities you will need to deal with in French during the year.
Please note that ISU CANNOT search for an accommodation on your behalf. You will then have to search for your accommodation by yourself.