Second largest town in the Rhône-Alpes region after Lyon, Saint-Étienne is a town where student life is good, which is probably why you have decided to study there.
The former mining town, which has become a design town, with its internationally renowned Cité du Design centre (http://www.citedudesign.com/), attracts some 23,000 students.
Saint-Etienne has all the advantages of a smaller university town.
France’s second largest research and higher education centre with Lyon (550 laboratories and 10,500 researchers within the Lyon-Saint Etienne research and higher education consortium), its Jean-Monnet University is one of four under the Lyon Education Authority (http://www.ac-lyon.fr/).
With around twenty higher education institutions, it boasts prestigious graduate schools including the École des Mines engineering school (http://www.emse.fr/), the school for social security adminstrators (http://www.en3s.fr/) and so on.
By virtue of its young population, the town is experiencing a revival and offers a diverse and lively student life.
Its pedestrianised streets and town centre shops, bars and restaurants will definitely appeal to you, and the nearby Pilat national park and Alpine peaks will be impossible to resist.
Marie, 23 years, training at the graduate school for social security administrators (EN3S)
Are you planning to rent a well-equipped, furnished and secure apartment (1-room and 2-room apartments) in a private student hall of residence in Saint-Etienne?
The Studélites Monet private hall of residence offers very functional and comfortable accommodation for students, interns, trainees or young workers in an excellent environment in the centre of Saint-Etienne.