Students

Are you moving abroad for your studies, training or a temporary placement? Or perhaps one of your children is leaving home to study in a foreign country?

We are here to help students settle into their new life and to make the move smooth and stress-free! We will be there with a friendly and familiar presence to both support students and reassure parents, who can get in touch with us whenever they need.

With Cmycities Student we guarantee mentorship during your preparation, assist in the move and remain available for assistance during the first weeks you are here.

If you would like further information, please contact us:

Service

CityStudents

city student

After any initial questions, and once you’ve purchased this option, you’ll arrange a time with your Destination Expert to discuss your project in detail (by phone or video call). They will then get back to you with the information you agreed. From that point you can turn to your Destination Expert with any further questions to help you plan everything perfectly.

Your Destination Expert knows their city inside out. They can help you find the right area to live in, help with your flat search (putting you in contact with professionals if web search is not the best option for you), help with transport options, medical contacts and can basically help with any questions using their local network.

When it comes to looking for accommodation, we are here to give you all the tips to do just that! We’ll show you the best websites to search and how we as locals look for a room or a flat so you don’t fall into any traps. We will make suggestions and help you with choosing the right one, put you in contact with potential landlords we  know of in our network. Or if you prefer, we can put you in contact with professionals who can organize everything for you before you arrive.

Most importantly, the Destination Expert remains available once the student has arrived. We are only a phone call away from the student or their parents for any extra questions or in case of emergency.

Included in the City Student option: “A Welcome Visit”: half a day spent exploring the city with our Destination Expert. The itinerary is established according to your preferences.

If you are considering a destination which is not yet listed on our website, please get in touch with us as we have contacts in many countries, and new destinations are being added regularly.

Who are our Destination Experts?

    lucie

    san francisco

    tima

    cairo

    Delphine

    france

    olivier

    colombo

    fiona

    brisbane - gold coast

    grégory

    floride - miami

    violaine

    dubai - abu dhabi

    delphine

    lyon

lucie

san francisco

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Lucie, your Destination Expert

Destination Expert Lucie grew up between Latin America and France, studied architecture in Paris and lived in Japan. But it’s San Francisco that she has been calling home for the past few years. Architectural gem, tech hub and sanctuary of the hippie movement, San Francisco is a very international city. Which is reflected on the wide variety and quality of its restaurants. Are any other reasons to visit San Francisco really needed?! The city is also a great starting point for a roadtrip in California. Lucie loves finding hidden gems around the city and sharing them, so don’t wait any longer, get in touch!

Lucie speaks French, Spanish, English, Italian and some Japanese.

tima

cairo

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Tima, your Destination Expert

I have always been fascinated by Egypt, that of the Nile and pharaohs. Having visited Cairo many times in my life, when my husband announced to me our next expatriation destination, I jumped to the ceiling. And how could I have reacted differently, Cairo is the mother of the world “Oum el-Dounia,” said Shéhérazade in telling his Arabian Nights.
Between the mythical imprint left by the pharaohs, the souks, the medieval city, the colonial avenues, and so many masterpieces erected by the successive Arab, Kurdish, Mamluk, Ottoman and European governments. Cairo is a joyful and amazing capital where times mix and charm operates.
I am Franco-Moroccan living in Cairo with my husband and two children, we find a lot of fun discovering this country and enjoying the magic of this city.
I will be more than happy to help you listen, smell, taste and appreciate the many facets of Cairo and Egypt.

Tima speaks French English and Arabic.

Delphine

france

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Delphine, your Destination Expert

Wanderlust, discovery and sharing are part of my DNA : sixteen moves in seven different countries, best friends and family’s holiday organizer in France and in Europe for twenty years, and unbeatatable when we speak about french specialties, crafts persons and elevations! I’m back to France after 4 years abroad, I settled down in Strasbourg, so glad being back in my home country. With Cmylocal France, I would love to share with you my favorite addresses of shops, workshops and local businesses, where you will find french production, french know-how, french creators and french gifts. You will love it, you will love them, and you will bring back part of France and french products in your suitcase.

Delphine speaks french and english.

 

olivier

colombo

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Olivier, your Destination Expert

My story with Sri Lanka began more than 10 years ago with the meeting of my future wife, who was born and raised in her life. After several round trips, we take the plunge and decide to settle there.
I am passionate very quickly for Colombo, this capital which contains authentic and animated places. I will be happy to make you discover off the beaten track to meet the population and their traditions.
I discovered this magical island where welcome and kindness are not empty words and qualities anchored in all Sri Lankans.
Lovers of nature and hiking, I find in this island all that I need. A variety of landscapes: green mountains with beaches lined with coconut trees. The local cuisine, generous and spicy is also a valuable asset of this country with multiple flavors.
I want to share all these encounters, these new places and my passion for the country and I do not doubt that Sri Lanka will fill you and justify its reputation of “Pearl of the Indian Ocean”.

Olivier speaks french and english.

fiona

brisbane - gold coast

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Fiona, your Destination Expert

After a first experience abroad in Denmark, Fiona arrived in Australia one year ago. She lives on the Gold Coast, one of the most beautiful regions in Australia, famous for its 300 sunny days a year, pristine sand beaches, countless epic surf breaks and the nearby rainforest. Halfway between Brisbane (Queensland’s capital city) and Byron Bay (famous hippie chic seaside town), Gold Coast is Australia’s most iconic holidays destination. There is so much to do in the area and surroundings that Fiona will have a lot of ideas to help you organise your stay in this fantastic part of the world.

Fiona speaks French, English, Spanish and a few words of Danish!

grégory

floride - miami

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Grégory, your Destination Expert

After living in New York for several years, Gregory succumbed to the magic of Miami, a city in perpetual effervescence. Settled for five years in the « Magic City », he loves to roam the many neighborhoods starting with the Art Deco District in Miami Beach or Wynwood, a real open-air street art museum. Here, it is impossible to be bored! Gregory also enjoys escaping to the West Coast of Florida, much wilder with long paradisiacal beaches, rejuvenating in the Everglades National Park, or taking a few dives in the Keys, a string of islands south of the « Sunshine State ». Passionate about sharing, discovering and escaping, Gregory takes pleasure in making daily contacts to concoct a stay that will meet all your expectations. Change of scenery guaranteed!

Gregory speaks French and English.

violaine

dubai - abu dhabi

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Violaine, your Destination Expert

There are two faces to Dubai, the “over the top”, extravagant, state-of-the-art architecture with its modern sky-scrapers, shopping malls and artificial islands of The World and the more charming and authentic side with its traditional housings, souks where you think you’d stepped into a different era and thats the best part!
I live in the modern Dubai but enjoy taking a stroll in the old Dubai, by the Creek to watch all the abras (wooden fishing boats) speeding across the Creek to reach Deira and its hidden treasures of the past.

I am Belgian and a happy mother of 3 children. I have lived in the region for almost 5 years, where I totally feel at home. As your destination expert across the region, I am not only fascinated by Dubai and its neighbouring Emirates, of which Abu Dhabi and others, but I am also passionate about Oman, the country next door, only 4 hours away from Dubai.
Abu Dhabi is also definitely worth the trip. It’s an hour’s drive from Dubai and hosts all the cultural events and museums – such as the Louvre Abu Dhabi – and is also considered as the cradle of the Emirati civilisation.

Oman is the pearl of Arabia! Oman is as surprising as unfamiliar. It’s magic – as you travel and explore the wonders of its landscape – formed by deserts, mountains, oasis and virgin beaches with pristine blue waters, you will realize why this country is known as the pearl of Arabia. It simply has so much to offer and one thing that really stands out is the kindness and closeness of its people and the authenticity of their culture.

So why not make a round trip Dubai – Abu Dhabi (and /or other Emirates) – Oman? I can guide you through the region and make your experience a fantastic one!

And don’t forget that you can also ask to have an itinerary planned with both Cmycities Oman and Cmycities Dubai – Abu Dhabi as we do collaborate to offer you services across both locations.

Violaine speaks English and French.

delphine

lyon

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Delphine, your Destination Expert

After 30 years of expatriation, in Africa and Dubai, Delphine our correspondent has decided to move to Lyon.

She fell in love with the city which is full of stories, different neighborhoods : from the “old Lyon” to ‘’Confluence’’passing by ‘’ La croix rousse’’ and ‘’La Presqu’ile’’, without forgetting the Fourviere’s basilica’ for a panoramic view of Lyon.

Indeed, Lyon is the capital of gastronomy with its typical restaurants and its traboules

Delphine will be happy to help you organize your stay in the magnificent city of Lyon and give you each one of her small secrets about the city and its best adresses.

Delphine speaks french and english.

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