Integration events

The International Relations Office organises different integration events for incoming students in exchange programme.

At the beginning of the first semester, an induction week (end of August) takes place at La Feclaz, with French courses in the morning and sport & cultural activities in the afternoon.

At the beginning of the second semester (end of January), an induction weekend is offered to students to discover the winter sports.

All along the year, do not hesitate to participate in our program of activities, which will make you discover our region!



Are you coming soon for one or two terms of studies in exchange at Université Savoie Mont Blanc? As international students, we are glad to welcome you by proposing an induction programme which will enable you to:

  • discover our beautiful region of mountains and lakes, in Savoie
  • meet the other international students
  • improve your level of French before beginning the courses at the university
  • practice outdoor activities in a friendly atmosphere

When ? From 25th August to 1st September 2018

Where? In La Féclaz, a small mountain resort, in the Alps, between Chambéry and Annecy.

How do I register? Indicate your wish to attend the language course when you fill in your online registration. Just tick “I want to attend the induction programme” while applying. The number of places being limited, the requests will be administered on a first-come first-served basis.




Chaque année, les étudiants internationaux de l’université sont à l’honneur et présentent leur pays (culture, gastronomie, traditions…) à la population de Chambéry.

Ce Tour Du Monde rencontre chaque année un fort succès. Pour qu’elle soit encore plus réussie cette année, pensez à apporter de votre pays, en venant en France, des documents, des objets traditionnels (peut-être même des costumes !).

Alors, n’oubliez pas… en faisant votre valise… d’y ajouter des « spécialités » de votre pays !

PAYS d’HONNEUR en 2018 : l’INDE !

Quand ? > 16-17 mars 2018

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An induction programme is organised for the foreign students who come to study at the Université Savoie Mont Blanc. The course includes activities helping the students to establish easier contact with the University and the region (outdoor activities, discovery of the region).

Who is it for? Exchange students, all levels of French.

When? 1 week-end, from 26th January to the 28th January 2018.

Where? In La Féclaz, a small mountain resort, in the Alps, between Chambéry and Annecy.

How do I register? Indicate your wish to attend the language course when you fill in your online registration.

Chamonix – Aiguille du Midi (September 2017).

The students of USMB discovered a major place of our region: Chamonix. They went to the “Aiguille du midi” located 3842meter high and enjoyed a breathtaking view of the Alps!



Welcome Party (October 2017)

More than 300 students took part in a welcome party, organized by the University and the city of Chambéry. Capoeira show, traditional dance and “Savoyard dinner” happened all night in order to give an unforgettable welcome to the international students.



Manigod (November 2017)

The international students of the USMB visited a famous cheese factory of our region: The Joseph Paccard cheeses. After the explication of a passionate worker, the student discovered the cellar and the cheese workshop. To conclude in beauty this visit, they took part in a cheese degustation, accompanied with the proper wine. A nice way to discover our culture!


Christmas Party (December 2017)

The students of the USMB gather to celebrate Christmas, sharing a traditional french Christmas dinner. Secret Santa came and every student got a present! Christmas Magic took on his full meaning when the students released some lanterns in the sky after dinner.


“Noël partagé” (December 2017)

The international students were not alone for Christmas! French families welcame them into them home to share a friendly moment. This was a unique opportunity to discover the French culture, taste the Christmas specialties and share a moment of conviviality with a family.


Carnaval (February 2018)

The international students of the USMB took part in the Carnaval of Chambéry. Dressed up like pirates, vahine or even Sumo, they paraded across the city. This meeting offered to the students the opportunity to celebrate a typical and very cultural event of our city and country. A day placed under the sign of sharing, discovering and partying!


Excursion to Geneva (March 2018)

The international students of USMB visited the wonderful Swiss city of Geneva. They discovered the city and also spent a moment at the Red Cross and Red Croissant Museum to live a unique humanitarian experience.