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What are the modalities for student mobility in the context of COVID-19? (FAQ)

Updated: March 20, 2020 at 12:00 noon

This Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is regularly updated, we invite you to consult it regularly./ Cette Foire Aux Questions (FAQ) est regularly updated, we invite you to consult it regularly.

CAS 1

You are currently an international student at the University of Savoie Mont Blanc/ You are currently an international student at Université Savoie Mont Blanc

We do not know how long the national containment measure or the closure of USMB will last. We are setting up a plan of pedagogical continuity to allow you to continue your studies in the best conditions and we invite you to follow it.

We do not know how long the containment measure or the USMB's closure will last. We are setting up a plan for the pedagogical continuity to allow you to continue your studies in the best conditions and we invite you to follow it.

Important information from the Prefecture / Important information from the Prefecture

In order to ensure the safety of legal aliens on the territory, and to avoid any questioning of rights in a health context that does not allow prefectures to process their applications under normal conditions, the validity period of several residence documents is extended (http://www.savoie.gouv.fr/Actualites/Actualites/Coronavirus-Covid-19-Fermeture-de-l-accueil-du-public-en-prefecture).

In order to ensure the security of legal aliens on the territory, and to avoid any questioning of rights in a health context that does not allow prefectures to process their applications under normal conditions, the period of validity of several residence documents has been extended (http://www.savoie.gouv.fr/Actualites/Actualites/Coronavirus-Covid-19-Fermeture-de-l-accueil-du-public-en-prefecture).

For all pedagogical questions, please contact your pedagogical manager by e-mail.

For any question about pedagogical matters, please contact your pedagogical manager at USMB by e-mail.

For all administrative questions, please contact by e-mail your international relations correspondent in the component where you are studying: https://www.univ-smb.fr/international/decouvrir-linternational/contacts/

For all administrative questions, please contact by e-mail your international relations correspondent in the component where you are studying: https://www.univ-smb.fr/international/decouvrir-linternational/contacts/

Also to be consulted regularly:

- The "breadcrumb trail": https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs
- Le site de l'USMB with updated links /The USMB website with updated links: https://www.univ-smb.fr/universite/coronavirus-precautions/

CAS 2

You are currently undertaking international mobility as part of your studies at the University of Savoie Mont Blanc / You are currently undertaking international mobility as part of your studies at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc.

The current situation is evolving and varies significantly from country to country, and therefore your sense of whether or not you feel safe in your host country. We advise you once again, if you have not already done so, to register on the breadcrumb trail (https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fildariane/dyn/public/login.html) and to follow scrupulously the instructions given by the French Embassy of the country where you are and on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs). These will help you make your choice.

The current situation is evolving and varies significantly from country to country, and therefore your sense of whether or not you feel safe in your host country. We advise you once again, if you have not already done so, to register on the "breadcrumb trail" (https://pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fildariane/dyn/public/login.html) and to follow scrupulously the instructions given by the French Embassy in the country where you are and on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs). These will help you to make your choice.

You will find below the answers to the questions generated if :

You will find below the answers to the questions generated if:

(1) You decide to return early to France by interrupting your mobility / You decide to return early to France by interrupting your mobility

What should I do if I decide to interrupt my mobility? / What do I have to do concretely if I decide to interrupt my mobility?

You must inform:

  • your pedagogical manager in your host institution (university, school, company) who will inform you, if necessary, about the possibilities of continuing the course or the internship from France (courses and/or exams);
  • your administrative correspondent in your host institution who will inform you of the steps to be taken before your departure;
  • the USMB International Relations Department by sending an e-mail to your mobility manager ;
  • your educational manager at USMB (head of academics, referent or tutor) who will discuss with you, if your host institution does not allow you to complete your study contract or internship in full, the procedures to be implemented to ensure the educational continuity of your course.

You must inform:

  • your educational manager in your host institution (university, school, company) who will inform you, if necessary, about the possibilities of continuing the course of study or the work placement from France (courses and/or exams);
  • your administrative correspond in your host institution who will inform you of the steps to be taken before your departure;
  • the USMB International Relations Department by sending an e-mail to your mobility manager;
  • your educational manager at the USMB (training manager, referent or tutor) who will discuss with you, if your host institution does not allow you to complete your study contract or internship in full, the procedures to be implemented to ensure the pedagogical continuity of your course.

 

Note: Be aware of the connections operated by the various airlines and the traffic restrictions that may be in place at the borders that may not allow you to reach your destination. Please also pay attention to the situation in possible transit countries!

Note: Find out about the connections operated by the various airlines as well as the traffic restrictions that may be in place at the borders and which may not allow you to reach your destination. Please also take into account the situation in possible transit countries!

What courses should I take when I return to France? Can I continue my course at my host institution by distance learning? / What courses should I take on my return to France? Can I continue my course at my host institution remotely?

Some foreign partners have already made provision for the possibility of following the courses at a distance. You can therefore follow them, even from France. If your host institution does not allow you to follow the courses at a distance, you should contact your educational manager at USMB to find out about the alternative methods used.

Some international partners have already made provision for the possibility of following online courses. You can therefore follow them, even from France. If your host institution does not allow you to follow those courses, you should contact your educational manager at the USMB to find out what alternative methods are available.

I am a double degree student, can I validate my course in my host institution? / I am a double degree student, can I validate my course in my host institution?

This is possible if your host institution has implemented distance learning courses (as well as exams). If this is not the case, you should contact your USMB pedagogical manager to find out the methods of substitution implemented and in which case the double diploma can still be validated.

This is possible if your host institution has set up distance learning courses (as well as exams). If this is not the case, you should contact your USMB pedagogical manager to find out the methods of substitution implemented and in which case the double degree can still be validated.

Will I have to go back to my host institution to take the exams? / Will I have to return to my host institution to take the exams?

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice. Some institutions offer remote evaluation methods. If it is not possible to validate all of the credits provided for in your study contract, you must contact your educational manager at USMB who will inform you of the procedures put in place to allow you to validate your semester or year.

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice. Some institutions offer distance evaluation methods. If it is not possible to validate all of the credits provided for in your study contract, you must contact your educational manager at USMB, who will inform you of the procedures put in place to allow you to validate your semester or year.

If I come back to France, can I go back to my host institution later? / If I come back to France, will I be able to return to my host institution later?

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice. If the health situation evolves favourably and instructions change, in France as in the host country, a return may be considered. You must follow the Ministry's instructions and those indicated on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs).

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice. If the health situation improves and instructions change, in France as in the host country, a return may be considered. You must follow the Ministry's instructions and those indicated on the website of the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs (https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs).

Will my international mobility grant be paid in full? / Will my international mobility grant be paid in full?

USMB manages scholarships from several external funders: Ministry, Region and European Union (Erasmus+). They have been asked about the specific modalities that have been relaxed to cope with this exceptional situation.

You must send as soon as possible (within 30 days of your return) your final certificate or an e-mail from the host university or company specifying the start and end dates of your mobility, as well as any other proof of expenses you may have incurred in advance (rent, transport, etc.), so that we can close your application and recalculate the amount of your grant according to the actual duration of your stay, within the limit of the amount initially awarded.

USMB will strive to implement the most advantageous policy possible for students.

USMB manages scholarships from several external funders: Ministry, Region and European Union (Erasmus+). They have been asked about the specific modalities that have been relaxed to cope with this exceptional situation.

You must send as soon as possible (within 30 days of your return) your final certificate or an e-mail from the host university or company specifying the start and end dates of your mobility, as well as any other proof of expenses you may have incurred in advance (rent, transport, etc.), so that we can close your file and recalculate the amount of your grant according to the actual duration of your stay, within the limit of the amount initially awarded.

USMB will strive to implement the most advantageous policy possible for students.

Can I continue to pay my rent if I wish to keep my accommodation and return to my host institution later? / Can I continue to pay my rent if I wish to keep my housing and return to my host institution at a later date?

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice and no one can say at this time when you will be allowed to resume classes or work in your host structure.

Departures abroad are prohibited until further notice and no one can say at this time when you will be allowed to resume classes or work at your host institution.

Who do I contact when I leave my university accommodation in my host country? / Who should I contact when I leave my university accommodation in my host country?

If you have obtained a room through your host university, you must inform them of your decision to return to France. Your host university will inform you of the terms of payment of the rent due.

If you have obtained a room through your host university, you must inform them of your decision to return to France. Your host university will inform you of the terms of payment of the rent due.

(2) You decide to continue your mobility abroad / You decide to continue your mobility abroad

What should I do if I decide to continue my international mobility? / What should I do if I decide to continue my international mobility?

You must inform:

  • the USMB International Relations Department: by sending an email to your mobility manager
  • your educational manager at USMB: by sending an email to your manageracademics, referent or tutor.
  • the International Relations Department of your host institution: your administrative correspondent of the International Relations Department
  • your educational manager of your host institution: by sending an email to your head ofacademics, referent or tutor

You must also scrupulously follow the health regulations in force in your host country until your departure: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/

Your host institution has probably set up a specific communication system concerning this situation: you must refer to it and follow the recommendations and instructions with the greatest attention.

You must inform:

  • the USMB International Relations Department: by sending an e-mail to your mobility manager;
  • your educational manager at the USMB: by sending an email to your training manager, referent or tutor;
  • the International Relations Department of your host institution: your administrative correspondent of the International Relations Department
    your educational manager of your host institution: by sending an email to your training manager, referent or tutor

It is also essential that you scrupulously follow the health regulations in force in your host country until your departure: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/.

Your host institution has probably set up a specific communication system concerning this situation: you should refer to it and follow the recommendations and instructions with the utmost care.

Can I be punished if I decide to stay mobile? / Can I be sanctioned if I decide to stay in mobility?

No! The choice to interrupt your international mobility and return to France is up to you.

No disciplinary, pedagogical or financial sanctions will be applied. The USMB will accompany you in the best possible way whatever your decision.

No, the decision to interrupt your international mobility and return to France is up to you.

No disciplinary, educational or financial sanctions will be applied. The USMB will accompany you in the best possible way whatever your decision.

Useful links: / Useful links:

Nous vous rappelons la nécessité de suivre scrupulously les consignes sanitaires en vigueur dans votre pays d'accueil jusqu'à votre départ / We would like to remind you of the need to scrupulously follow the health instructions in force in your host country until your departure: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/

In addition, you will find information on the necessarily evolving measures implemented within the USMB by clicking on the following link / In addition, you will find information on the necessarily evolving measures implemented within the USMB by clicking on the following link: https://www.univ-smb.fr/universite/coronavirus-precautions/

Page web du ministère / Ministry web page: https://services.dgesip.fr/T712/covid_19

Ministry of Education FAQs / La FAQ du ministère de l'éducation: https://www.education.gouv.fr/sites/default/files/2020-03/covid-19-questions-r-ponses-pour-les-familles-les-l-ves-et-les-personnels-d-ducation-15-mars-52047.pdf

 


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