Past event
10 March 2017

The ULIP team were thrilled to welcome some of the next generation of students to rue Constantine last Saturday.

Our annual Journée de Rencontres proved as popular as ever with almost fifty undergraduate offer holders, along with their parents and guests, coming from across the UK to attend the event.

Our guests had the opportunity to meet with ULIP academics, current students, and administrative staff, all of whom were on hand to help answer questions about the BA courses, the University, and life in Paris.

Prospective student and parent at our Journée de RencontresProspective students and current students mingling at our Journée de Rencontres

The day offered prospective ULIP-ers the chance to have a real taste of student life, with sample lectures available to try on topics ranging from the translation of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary (Dr Anna-Louise Milne), an introduction to international politics (Prof Engin Isin), and a look into some of the regional variations in modern French with the help of the International Phonetic Alphabet (Dr Geoffrey Roger). The day also offered the opportunity to find out more about the practicalities of living and studying abroad with detailed Q&A sessions on accommodation, student support, and finance. Students also had the chance to take a tour of the beautiful building and see the facilities on offer at ULIP and to spend an afternoon exploring some of the more unusual corners of Paris with our current students.

ULIP studentsGroup of students at our Journée de Rencontres

Undeterred by the wet and rather windy spring weather, students came back with fantastic photos and stories about their afternoon’s escapades to share with their guests, who enjoyed presentations on some of the places they’d been, patisseries they’d eaten, and the French they’d already been able to put into practice.

We enjoyed hosting all our prospective students and their guests and we’re looking forward to seeing lots of familiar faces in September!

If you weren’t able to make this year’s Journée de Rencontres you can find out more practical information about 'Living in Paris' by downloading the presentation from the day here.

To get a feel for what went on, why not take a look at our video from the day?