The term sorbona (French Sorbonne) is commonly used to refer to the famous University of Paris. It's in the Latin Quarter, was founded in 1257 and is the best known of the French Universities. A Theologian Robert de Sorbon, got from the King a space that comprised of 2 houses and a subsidy so underprivileged students could study. The school was acquiring fame and so, in 1626, Cardinal Richelieu, made it a University.
At the Arab World Institute, you can find everything related to Arab history and civilization. The building is a mixture of traditional and more contemporary styles that hosts exhibitions, lectures by specialists, Arabic classes, and a delicious pastry restaurant! For me, it's one of the most interesting places in Paris.
This school is one of the most reputable schools of the university center Léonard De Vinci, in La Défense. The school has classrooms and offices distributed over 3 levels in the building. On one side are offices and the other classrooms, and the ground floor shares resources and services with other schools. This school is very much geared for international trade. It has offices in Mexico, Tokyo, Paris and Lyon, with Paris being the headquarters. Aside from student exchanges between schools in the ESCE group, it is obligatory for students to go abroad and study (or do internships) in 2 different countries. Added to this hundreds of Erasmus students pass through the school each year. They are students who come from 5 continents and integrate seamlessly. There is a friendly atmosphere within the School and tolerance is present. The school administration also deserves a good review because they are willing to help and make you feel good in any situation, if you want to tour the facilities just contact the secretariat of l'ESCE and they help you.
It is the dream of many students who go on exchange to Paris, to stay in this international university city. South of the capital, in front of the large park Montsouris. It seems like an American campus, with a country house, the home of Canada, of Argentina ... Every house limits the number of natives to 70%, then you have another 30% coming from elsewhere. Generally only the most intelligent that have postgraduate scholarships get the much-desired accommodation. The campus is open to all, to name some, there is a university theater and various exhibitions and cultural events. Each house organizes festivals, traditional country or not, something is always going on. You can get a schedule if you go, the metro stop is Cité Universitaire RER.
The school, that is situated opposite the Sorbonne, is one of the most prestigious schools in Paris because Bauldelaire, Rimbaud and many French intellectuals studied there. The building has a chapel and a cloister that is only open to students. However, it is possible to attend some courses, provided that you make a written request.