Welcome Program

The Welcome program is dedicated to several activities:
Buddy system, Welcome Breakfast, Information on Administrative procedures, Administrative registration with buddy, Campus tour, Picnic, International students' day and more…


Buddy system

Your "French buddy" is here to help you discover the French culture during your stay at the Faculty of Economics.
S/he will contact you before the beginning of the academic year, offering support and assistance, if needed, for all practical matters.

  • S/he can pick you up at the airport or at the station the day of your arrival in Rennes.
  • S/he can help you check-in at dormitory and help you get acquainted with the French student life.

Welcome Week

Events during the first 2 weeks from September 5

September 5, from 14:30 to 15:30
Meeting with all incoming international exchange students
This is an opportunity to:

  • meet fellow students as well as teaching and administrative staff members
  • get advice and information

Visit of the Faculty and the library with welcome mentors.

September 6, from 12:30

Picnic with French buddies, you are invited to bring a typical meal of your country and others taste it! Your French buddy will bring a “Brittany speciality” or a speciality from his region!

International students' day

September 8
From 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Cité internationale
1 Place Paul Ricoeur

The Rennes International Mobility Centre, the CROUS and their partners invite you to an “International students' day”.
The opportunity to give newcomers information and to meet other foreign students and share time:

  • visits of Rennes’ historic centre
  • you will find representatives from several administrations to deal with the formalities involved in your settling in (CAF, residence permit, transport …)
  • dinner in a university canteen
  • Welcome Party hosted by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN), which organises student events and parties throughout the year

Planète Rennes 1 - Welcome event

September 8, 2022

On the program of Planète Rennes 1: A lunch in music, sports initiations, visits, and all the necessary information on your arrival thanks to the presence of administrative services, student associations and partners.

The P'tits bateaux company

September 16

One hour boat excursion to discover Rennes with friends on board and a drink at the beautiful terrace of the harbour master's office.


Reception at the City Hall

October 4
At 6:00 PM
Rennes City Hall  (South gate)

The city of Rennes and Rennes Métropole host a welcome reception at the City Hall for all international students