Interview with the Director of the Maison de la Corée
Appointed in September 2021, I was thrilled to be welcomed by such a close-knit, warm and devoted community. All that I could see was that the Cité internationale, whose capacity for innovation and recovery from the numerous confinements I admire, was able to recover its dynamism that makes it so special. We look forward to the next few months with hope despite the health crisis, as confirmed by several new projects (residents’ portal etc.).
The Cité internationale is an international microcosm that conveys a strong message of tolerance and living together. At the Maison de la Corée alone there are 24 different nationalities for the 2021-2022 academic year. For me it’s this diversity among residents that is the campus’s strength.
Thanks to both the dialogue between residents and the cultural events organised throughout the year the Maison de la Corée offers its residents a true immersion into Korean culture, which is all the more interesting as Korean culture is becoming more widespread in France. The Maison de la Corée is much more than just a place to live, it’s a unique place of meetings and exchanges.
Because of its unique setting, surrounded by greenery in the heart of Paris, because of its numerous facilities (restaurants, library, theatre, sports facilities etc.) and even because of its unbeatable rent prices, living at the Cité internationale is a real privilege, an opportunity not to be missed.
The Cité internationale is a unique place that serves not only Korean students but also all young people from all over the world, for dialogue, for exchanges and for understanding in order to become friends for life.