Bienvenue!

Welcome to the School in France handbook! Please use the Table of Contents below or the menu above to navigate to different sections of the Handbook.

Bienvenue!

Welcome Letter
Contact Information
Statement of Non-Discrimination

Pre-Departure

Costs and Expenses
Student Visa
Customs
International Students
Registering with the Department of State
Travel to France
Checklist of Items to Pack
General Packing Suggestions

Arrival in France

Immigration
Travel to Downtown Paris from the Airport
Travel to Bordeaux
Travel to Poitiers
Getting Settled
Temporary Lodging
On-Site Academic Orientation

Academics

Academics in Paris
Academics in Bordeaux and Poitiers
Credit
Course Registration
French-Style Education
Resources
Learning Outside the Classroom
Grade Equivalency

Living in France

Validating Your Visa
French National Insurance
Housing
Eating in France
Local Transportation
Traveling within France

Health and Safety

Hospitals and Medical Services
Psychological Health and Counseling
Drugs
Water
Safety Tips for France
Global Rescue
Sexual Assault and Harassment

Money

Currency Exchange
Money and Banking
Emergency Cash
Credit and Debit Cards

Communication

Communication and Immersion
Language Pledge
Mail
Internet and Email
Skype
Phones and Fax

Local Resources

Emergency Numbers
US Embassy Contact
Bordeaux Information
Paris Information
Poitiers Information
Libraries in Paris

Academic Calendar