Welcome at the Faculty of Economics!

For their first day at the Faculty, international students were greeted by a welcome breakfast in the prestigious “Salle des Actes”.

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.

Buddy system

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...