The International Department monitors the integration of our students coming from foreign institutions. The department is in charge of providing the necessary documentation and is available for the students in case of need.
When students from abroad join HYBRIA for one semester, the International Department organizes individual interviews during and at the end of the semester.
In case of need, the department is also able to deliver training in cross-cultural knowledge for students coming from HYBRIA’s partner schools.
The best way of integrating students is an integration by peers. In order to facilitate the integration of international students, HYBRIA involves the Student Union Office.
When a group integration is to happen, the Student Union Office organizes a buffet-lunch and a visit of the city.
Long-term Integration of students is organized on several levels:
These mentoring actions permit us to integrate students personally and in a flexible way.
All the classes delivered to our incoming foreign students are delivered in English. However, it is important for us to share the French language and culture with them.
Therefore, at the beginning of each incoming mobility programme, we deliver an intensive 1-week course on French language (morning course) and other courses such as history, cross-cultural management and city visits in English (afternoon). Students are therefore able to get by in France.
These courses are delivered by experienced teachers, specialized in teaching French at a “survival” level in a professional context. Our team of the International Relations monitors the cultural discovery of Lyon area, France and Europe.