Welcome center

International students, welcome to University Savoie Mont Blanc! The USMB Welcome Centre is here to help with your installation and practical life in France (housing, visa, budget, insurance, daily life, health, leisure and integration...). 

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International students, welcome to France!

welcome party

As soon as you arrive at the Jacob-Bellecombette campus, come and meet the PĂ´le Accueil team from the International Relations Department (DRI ).

The Pôle Accueil will help you settle in France and integrate into the USMB.  

Don't miss the cultural events and outings organized especially for you: Welcome Party, discover the Savoie Mont Blanc region (Chamonix, local lakes, remarkable villages, etc.) or Tour du Monde au Manège, the opportunity for you to share your culture with the public in Chambéry!

Meet the Welcome Centre

DRI reception area

The Welcome Center is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm in building 14 on the Jacob-Bellecombette campus.

It's there to help you with the practicalities of settling in (accommodation, visa, budget, insurance, daily life, health, leisure and integration...). 

The Welcome Centre is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 12pm and 2pm to 5pm, in Building 14 on the Jacob-Bellecombette campus.

Can't come to our office? Contact one of our team members if you have any questions or needs.

Welcome and practical life in France
Amandine Bouchet, in charge of welcoming international visitors, particularly freemovers and PhD students
Send an e-mail / Telephone: 04 79 75 91 15

Welcome and integration events
Charlotte Jahromi and Julie Alvarez, in charge of welcoming and integrating international students
Send an e-mail / Phone : 04 79 75 84 16 

INTERNATIONAL RELAY STUDENTS

Located on your campus, the ERIs provide information on practical and student life at the USMB.

If you have any questions about the French university system, enrolling at university or need advice on administrative procedures (and there are lots of them in France!), don't hesitate to contact them!

ERI awaits you at Cafés Relais every Wednesday from 12.15pm to 1.15pm on your campus. No need to register, just drop in to ask your questions and enjoy a coffee.

Not available? Send an e-mail to ERI

Useful information and resources

welcome center questions

Do you have questions about coming to France, integrating into the USMB or what you need to do? Here's some practical information and resources to help you.

Do you have questions about arriving in France, joining the USMB or the administrative procedures to follow? Here's some practical information and resources to help you.

This little guide will give you all the practical information you need about Visa, transport, accommodation, health and administrative procedures at university.

This handy guide will give you all the practical information you need about Visa, transportation, housing, health and administrative procedures at the university.

Version française / English version 

Once you've obtained your residence permit, you can have a medical check-up to assess your health on arrival in France. The Service de Santé Étudiante (Student Health Service) will be happy to see you free of charge on any of the university campuses. All you have to do is book an appointment online.

After obtaining your residence permit, you can book a medical examination to check your health after your arrival in France. The Student Health Service welcomes you free of charge on the university campuses. Simply book an appointment online.

In French, English and Spanish, Campus France's tutorials provide information on administrative formalities and the right reflexes to adopt when it comes to health, housing, banking and visas. 

In French, English and Spanish, Campus France's tutorials provide information on administrative formalities and the right moves to make when it comes to health, housing, banking and visas.

Learn French

ACCENTS

Want to learn or improve your French? Sign up for the courses offered by ACCENTS, the USMB's French language center!

These hours of academics in French as a Foreign Language (FLE) earn you ECTS credits which will be counted towards your university degree.

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