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Finding a student mentor

Do you want to practise your French and discover French culture by meeting local students? Some associations offer student mentor schemes. The principle: get support and assistance from a French student.

The mentor scheme offers you support from a local student volunteer, who will help you get settled into your new town and carry out your administrative formalities. Having a French student as a mentor is also a good opportunity to engage in conversation, practise your French and discover French culture.

The Erasmus Student Network (ESN), the national, inter-university students’ association, runs the Buddy System, an online platform that brings together international students and local students as part of a mentor scheme. Find out more about the Buddy System.

Student Life services, the Student Welfare Offices run by the institutions, and other associations, also offer similar schemes. Find out who to contact in your institution: