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International Welcome Days 2023

Published on August 28, 2023

As this academic year comes to a start, UPEC makes the arrival of its international students easier and provides support throughout its International Welcome Days, from September 4 to 22, 2023. The event includes a Welcome Desk, a University presentation, campus tours, meet-and-greets, sports and cultural activities.


from September 4, 2023 to September 22, 2023

Designed to make the arrival of our new international students easier, the International Welcome Days will take place at UPEC from September 4 to 22, 2023. Take advantage of individual support at the Welcome Desk and enjoy a wide range of activities to discover your university and its services.

Please note that with the exception of the Welcome Desk and the French as a Foreign Language test, you need to register in advance for all available activities (limited spots). An email will be sent to confirm your registration.


The Welcome Desk is your central point of contact for help in settling-in in France and carrying out administrative formalities. Located in Créteil but also available in Sénart and Fontainebleau, it is where you will find answers to all questions regarding administrative registration at UPEC, housing, social aid, social security registration and health.

Créteil, Maison des langues et des relations internationales, campus mail des Mèches,September 4 to 22, drop-in from 10 am to 4 pm
From Monday to Friday, student advisors welcome you and provide you with information on all administrative procedures. You can also benefit from the support of representatives of the university's services and experts thanks to the topic hours:
  • Administrative registration at UPEC, Monday 4, Tuesday 5 and Thursday 7 from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm - Service Inscription et Organisation des Études (SIOE
  • Housing, Tuesday 5 from 2 to 4 pm and Tuesday 12 from 10 am to 12:30 pm– Service Vie de Campus (Campus Life Office)
  • Social Aid, Tuesday 5 from 10 am to 12:30 pm and Tuesday 12 from 2 to 4 pm - Service Vie de Campus and also Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Wednesday 20 from 10 am to 4 pm - Caisse d'Allocations Familiales (Caf 94)
  • Social security registration, Thursday 14, Friday 15 and Wednesday 20 from 10 am to 4 pm - Assurance maladie (CPAM du Val-de-Marne)
  • Residence permit, Wednesdays September 6, 13 and 20, 1pm to 4pm
To make the most of your visit, remember to bring the documents you need to complete your formalities.

IUT de Sénart-Fontainebleau – Monday, September 18 in Lieusaint, campus de Sénart & Tuesday, September 19, campus de Fontainebleau

Fontainebleau Institute of Political Studies – Monday, September 18 afternoon, campus de Fontainebleau


University presentation – Monday, September 11 from 9 am to 12 pm, Faculty of Economics and Management, campus mail des Mèches
Don't miss your institutional welcome session for a complimentary breakfast and complete presentation of the university and its services.

Campus tours – Wednesdays, September 6 and 13 from 12:30 to 1:45 pm, Créteil
Find your bearings on the main and mail des Mèches campuses with a guided campus tour to locate the different buildings, university restaurants and librairies. Meeting point: Maison des langues et des relations internationales.

► French as a Foreign Language test for exchange students – Monday, September 11 at 2 pm, campus mail des Mèches
Students on exchange programs can take advantage of free French as a foreign language (FLE) classes. To register, take the placement test on Monday, September 11 at 2pm, Faculty of Economics and Management (lecture hall 105). For more information: delcife@u-pec.fr


Sports – Friday, September 8 from 2 to 6 pm, Base de loisirs de Créteil
An afternoon to discover activities such as kayaking, golf or ultimate, but also to play mölky, volleyball or spikeball, try your hand at laser run or relax with a nature trail and tai-chi. Group departure from Maison des langues et des relations internationales at 1 pm.

Say cheese! Cheese tasting – Monday, September 11 from 5 to 6:30 pm, Crous cafeteria, campus mail des Mèches
Enjoy a taste of this great French specialty that is cheese with a fun activity hosted by an expert and sponsored by the Crous de Créteil.

Croisière sur la Seine (Cruise on the Seine) – Thursday, September 14 at 5:15 pm, Paris
A guided boat tour of Paris’s heritage. Group departure at 4 pm from Maison des et des relations internationales.

International student night – Thursday, September 21 at 8 pm, Paris 5e
A party to meet up in a festive atmosphere aboard a barge in the heart of the capital (event reserved to international students over 18 only).

Due to capacity constraints, prior registration is required for these activities


For questions about the International Welcome Days, contact: international-event@u-pec.fr

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