Thierry Pénard, Dean of the Faculty, Christophe Tavera, Vice Dean in charge of international relations, and the International Relations Department were present to welcome international students.
Each international student received a Welcome pack, with goodies and useful documents.
The welcome breakfast was a friendly welcome time, and it was also the occasion to reunite international students with their French buddies.
Each year, the International Relations department sets up a sponsorship program between new international students and students from the Faculty.
The French buddy’s mission is to welcome, accompany and guide an international student, while living an enriching cultural exchange.
S/he contact the international student before the beginning of the academic year, offering support and assistance, if needed, for all practical matters. When arrived, the French buddy’s can:
- pick up the international student at the airport or at the train station the day of his/her arrival in Rennes
- help check-in at dormitory
- help with administrative procedures (administrative registration, opening a telephone line, a bank account...) for a successful integration in the Faculty and in Rennes
- visits of the Faculty, library, the University Restaurant...