With 46,000 students at the Université de Strasbourg, the city is home to a large and thriving university community. Although the student population diminishes in the summer, many remain as do many opportunities for student activities, providing an ideal atmosphere to be immersed in French language and culture.
Strasbourg offers easy transportation, with a well-developed tram network, as well as a public bicycle system.
The city also offers a variety of cultural life, from large concert halls and performing arts spaces, such as the Zenith or the Laiterie, to small dinner theaters like Au Camionneur, as well as many restaurants and bars.
Students will be housed in several university residences which have rooms available during the summer. Maximum effort is made to house Summer Institute students in proximity to local students remaining in Strasbourg for the summer.