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Welcome to our new international exchange students

Published on January 19, 2023

On Monday, January 16, 2023, UPEC had the pleasure of welcoming the international students joining our university for the second semester.

Exchange Students on their Welcome Day
Exchange Students on their Welcome Day


For the second semester of the 2022-2023 academic year, UPEC is welcoming almost 100 international students from 26 countries.

Most of our exchange students join us from a European country within the framework of the Erasmus+ program (66 %) or to study for a double degree. Ten have crossed the Atlantic with the help of the MICEFA (Canada and the United States). Still others come from Latin America or Asia thanks to an international cooperation agreement between UPEC and their home universities.


The Office of International Affairs organized a Welcome session on Monday, January 16, 2022 to make the exchange students’ arrival easier and including:
  • An introduction to UPEC and its student services
  • The traditional group photo
  • A meet and greet buffet
Due to the strike on Thursday, January 19, 2022, other activities for our new exchange students had to be postponed to a later date. The French as a Foreign Language test organized by the Delcife has been rescheduled to Tuesday, January 24.

Throughout their stay, our international exchange students will be supported by the international relations officers and pedagogical coordinators based in each faculty, school and institute.

We wish them an excellent semester at UPEC and a wonderful intercultural experience in France.