Welcome Days

The Welcome Days, integration days for international students, take place twice a year: in September and in January. During this period, the University offers a program rich in discovery and conviviality. Freemovers and exchange students can take advantage of these days to discover the University, the city of Lille, and the French culture. 

For this new academic year, Welcome Days will be held during the months of September and October. On the program: an opening night, cultural visits (exhibition, Lille,...), a game night, an intercultal day, and other festive moments... for international students, but to which everyone is welcome! Find out what the Maison Internationale and its partners have prepared for you...

Welcome Days - September 2023

For the very first time, the Maison Internationale is throwing a party to launch its Welcome Days ! On the program: dance lesson (salsa and bachata), DJ sets, glitter bar stand, prize draw, games, free food,...

To get this new academic year in Lille off to a good start, we invite you to join us at Bazaar St So, Tuesday September 19 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

To registrer : Soirée d'ouverture des Welcome Days - Université de Lille

FULL PROGRAMME : urlz.fr/nnc4

Tasting different cheeses for an evening... What better way to immerse yourself into French culture?

As part of the Welcome Days, the Ulysse association invites you to enjoy delicious cheeses and chat with other international students!

Join us from 6pm to 9pm at Café Ulysse (Campus Pont de Bois, Bâtiment A - Room A4-095) for some tasty treats !

Registration via Facebook or Instagram or by text message to: 06 63 74 86 15


Come and celebrate interculturality at its best!

On Thursday 21 September, between noon and 6.30pm, the Maison Internationale will be celebrating the beauty of diversity and encounters between cultures. It will be a good opportunity for you to meet and bond with other students from all over the world (and maybe from your own country?), laugh together, play together, discover each other and share some great moments... and why not, forge lasting friendships !

  • 12am to 3pm: Whenever you can, and for as long as you can, come to the Maison Internationale and take part in the activities organised by DEEP FRANCE association! On the programme: Games to laugh together, get to know each other and break down the walls of anonymity.
  • From 3pm to 5pm, the Maison Internationale's team will take over to offer you games based on different countries and cultures: quizzes, time for cultural exchanges, several games to give you the opportunity to talk about your country and find out more about those of others... Just like in the morning, you're welcome to come and go as you please!
    • From 5pm to 6.30pm, things come to life! Luisana Rojas, a Venezuelan student and part-time worker at the Maison Internationale, is offering you an unforgettable artistic experience. Her performance/installation will question the objects at the L.I.S.A. Resale Shop Centre, highlighting their stories, their past and their future. Luisana will be accompanied by the music of Kleiberth Lenin Mora. Plus, the presentation will include a tasting of Venezuelan coffee and the distribution of mini-plants!

    Throughout the afternoon, there will also be snacks and drinks.

        We look forward to seeing you there!

        In partnership with the Hello Lille agency, the Maison Internationale invites you to a guided tour (in French) of the temporary exhibition "Open Museum Video Game" at the Palais des Beaux-arts, dedicated to the video games' universe.

        Don't miss this chance, these are the last days to visit this exhibition!

        Free with registration (limited number of spots available) : https://enquetes.univ-lille.fr/index.php/784262?lang=fr

        You have just arrived in Lille and you feel a bit lost on the Cité Scientifique campus? 

        The International House has thought of you and prepared a tour in English to introduce you to the main places on campus, which will be very useful to you this year. So make the most of your lunch break to join us! 

        Join us in front of the Maison Internationale on Tuesday 26 September at 1pm, for a 45mn tour !

        To help you settle in France and get familiar with Lille and the campus, the Maison Internationale has put together a not-to-be-missed event!

        For one day, you will be able to meet several key players involved in your new life as an international student in France: health, sport and culture services, BAIP, CAP, CPAM, Ilevia, etc.

        Come and meet us on Wednesday 27 September at the Maison Internationale, from 11.30am to 5pm!

        Free admission

        On a scooter provided by the Le Grand Huit association, you will discover Lille's city centre with a guide and other international students. A fun and original way to familiarise yourself with your new city!

        We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 30 September at 2.30pm, but register early: places are very limited, so make sure you can come!

        Welcome Days - Octobre 2023

        Fancy spending a chill evening playing board games while meeting other international students? 

        The Maison Internationale opens its doors to you from 4.30pm to 7.30pm and offers a range of games (don't worry, we'll explain the rules too!) so you can spend a pleasant evening together!

        Free entry without registration.

        Organised by the Hello Lille agency, in partnership with the University of Lille and the Catholic University of Lille, this welcoming party is throwned especially for you, international student who has just arrived in Lille! You will find out more about the region's many assets, and hear from former students who, like you, spent part of their studies in Lille... But there will be plenty of other surprises for you!

        This evening is part of a major event bringing together local gastronomy and brasseries - the Lille Street Food Festival - to which you are invited. So best to make the most of it!

        See you on Thursday 5th October at Euratechnologies.

        Free entry on registration : (link to come)

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