Start of an international Season01/03/2012
The goal of the international Season is to regulate international activities at Centrale Paris. It combines numerous events throughout the second semester – conferences, forums, festivities that emphasise the international character of the School and inform students about all the possibilities for their departure overseas.
Co-organised by the Department of International Relations and the Club Centrale Paris, a highlight of the international Season took place on February 23, 2012 with the International Forum for first-year students; this has been renewed and concentrated on the orientation and procedures for correctly choosing and preparing a student’s international mobility. The Forum specifically covered the different options for departure and financing a period abroad. International students, Centrale Paris Internationale and the BEST Club participated in this event which will be followed, from March to May, by a series of Round Table discussions presenting the different destination countries that are available.
The new website dedicated to International Mobility was also presented during the Forum. Completely redesigned, this site allows student engineers to find all the necessary information for the preparation of their international project, and for international students to obtain all the essential facts about their integration on the campus.
90 second-year student engineers have already left or will leave between now and the end of March for an international academic semester (S8) in over 20 counties. The increase in departures for Brazil, China, Argentina, Australia, Sweden and Japan are particularly noteworthy. There is a wider range of choices for departures this year thanks to additional exchange agreements with South Korea, Singapore and India.
Together with the international students already present for double degrees and who are with us until the end of the year, the School welcomed 27 new international students representing 13 nationalities who are here to study on an exchange basis during Semester 8.