These workshops are organized in order to help the students and others for their arrival and settlement in France. They will be organized during 3 weekends, with a 2 hour workshop each Saturday and Sunday, from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Each weekend will focus on a specific topic. The topics will be progressive: 

The workshops of the first week end will focus on the basics needed at your arrival in France : your arrival at the airport in France, specifications regarding French public transports, how to ask someone for an information, travel advice around France and Europe. 

The workshops of the second week end will focus on your settlement and daily life and needs in France: how to find a place to live, what are the main french services (medical services, administrations). It will also be an occasion to give a list of useful tips for your daily life in France.           

The workshops will end on the third weekend, proposing different activities that aim to help discover the French cultural life : media, cultural events and places to visit +other themes that can be prepared following student’s requests.

The different sessions will be moderated by Marie Halna from Sciences Po, Paris and Abhilasha Sinha, currently pursuing her studies in Grenoble, France.

All are welcome to participate, to register for any of the sessions please send in an email (stating the dates clearly) to the following email address: [email protected] 


WEEKEND 11th-12th of August

Welcome to France ! 

Saturday 11th – Arrival in France

Sunday 12th – Travelling in France and in Europe

WEEKEND 18th-19th of August

Settling in France

Saturday 18th – Settling in France

Sunday 19th –  Tips and tricks

WEEKEND 25th – 26th

A glimpse of the French cultural life

 Saturday 25th – Discovering France through Art

Sunday 26th – Exchanges on topics of your choice



 Workshops organized in order to help the students for their arrival and settlement in France

23rd and 30th of August, 1:00-2:00 pm

 Session 1 – Thursday 23rd of August

  • Socializing in France
  • Traveling in France & the Schengen area

Session 2 – Thursday 30th of August:

  • Developing networks within the academic context
  • Employability