A great Welcome Day for our international students

On Thursday 3 October, this year’s international students at Paris-Sud University, were invited to a Welcome Day. Nearly 250 students made the trip for this Welcome Day of meetings and celebration.

With nearly 70 nationalities represented, the third Welcome Day showed once again that the international presence at Paris-Sud was a reality. The enrolled students have also come to study a Bachelor's or Master's degree or a technical program. Further evidence of diversity: all of Paris-Sud University’s faculties were involved, an indication that all subject areas are now open to international courses.

The students, who were welcomed at 16.30, were first able to find out about Paris-Sud University and its faculties through dedicated stands where fun and interactive activities awaited them.

Many of the University’s departments were also present, such as the Department of Studies and Student Services, the International Relations Department, and even the Career Guidance and Corporate Relations Department. The students were able to find out about practical details (academic guidance, student life, sports, arts and culture, education, etc.) of their life at Paris-Sud, form new relationships, discover student organizations, etc.

After this happy and sunny afternoon, the international students were invited to a party with dancing and a buffet. Alain Sarfati, President of Paris-Sud University, and Sandrine Lacombe, Vice-President of International Relations welcomed them warmly, by emphasizing the importance of their own international experience in their careers. Mingze Ni and Katarzyna Le Cadet, who are both alumni of the university, explained how their time at Paris-Sud had been rewarding and valuable for the rest of their careers.

After the speeches, and having stocked up at the buffet with a Jam Session musical accompaniment provided by the student organization, Campus en Musique, the students willingly headed off to the dance floor, punctuated by the DJ's music.

In the participants’ opinion at the end of the evening, this new Welcome Day was a great success.

An appointment has been made for Welcome Day 2020, under the leadership of Paris-Sud University!

Contact: welcome.day @ u-psud.fr