Prepare your arrival
In order to help you prepare for your arrival in France, we have set up several systems to facilitate your arrival and installation on French territory.
What is the e-International Welcome Solution?
Thanks to the e-International Support application, you can obtain personalized information and a step-by-step calendar showing you all the steps to take before your arrival and from your first days in France.
This dematerialized tool allows you to prepare your arrival in France beforehand. It consists of information web pages, posted on the institutional website of the University of Paris-Saclay under the heading “International”, and an application to support foreigners in mobility (PACEM) which allows international nationals, according to specific criteria (status, nationality, age, length of stay, nature of funding, etc.)
to obtain in a few clicks, a personalized course sheet.
This step-by-step calendar shows you all the steps to take to prepare your stay as well as those to be initiated as soon as possible upon arrival in France.
It should be noted that the web pages dedicated to international reception and administrative procedures as well as the application have been fully translated from French to English and adapted from the legal language to the “common” language.
What is the Buddy Program? How to participate?
The Buddy program is a free international sponsorship program dedicated to international students who have recently arrived in France.
It allows sponsors to discover new cultures and interact with students from all over the world. The sponsorship program is also an opportunity to practice a foreign language, or to learn more about a particular country.
It allows the godchildren: to be helped in the administrative procedures and to facilitate their integration into the new establishment and the study environment. The pairs will be able to get to know each other through outings and cultural, sporting and friendly activities organized by the University of Paris-Saclay.
What is the Welcome Box?
The Welcome Box, which will be distributed within GATE as soon as it opens, will contain essential elements for a successful installation in France. In particular, you will find a welcome guide for international students from Paris-Saclay University institutions, but flyers and leaflets giving essential information on the various GATE partners. We also offer you goodies as a welcome gift.
Would you like to participate in the Welcome tour of the University of Paris – Saclay?
The University of Paris-Saclay organizes Welcome tours to introduce you to the campus. To know the dates of the next rounds and to register, we invite you to consult the “Events” section of our website.