WHO ARE WE?

Association Pierre Claver is, simply put, a school. Pierre Claver offers a place for asylum seekers to meet the French and study while waiting to be granted refugee status in France. Pierre Claver continues to offer assistance after students receive a residence card and work authorization. This assistance can take the form of guidance in their job search or further education that fits the student’s abilities and desires. Pierre Claver has partnered with a diverse group of institutions to finance the continued education of former students.

Pierre Claver is located in the heart of Paris, steps away from the National Assembly. This location makes Pierre Claver easily accessible for, not only our students, but also their French friends. 

The school welcomes 120 students every semester. This small size fosters a true community between our students. We are a family here and former students are always knocking on our door. Many of our former students continue to engage with the association by helping new students adjust to life in France.

By enrolling in Pierre Claver, students promise to respect the rules of this establishment: a commitment to being an active participant in every class and a promise to always engage in a respectful and friendly manner to all classmates and teachers. 

All those who are enrolled in Pierre Claver are welcome at any hour: to learn French, to take part in cultural activities such as theater or dance, to meet with friends, take part in sports and cultural events, or even just to use the Internet. Reserved exclusively for our students, and at their request, Pierre Claver provides pro bono legal advice and representation from our team of lawyers.