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Orientation Programmes

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Sciences Po organises a Welcome Programme for undergraduate exchange students attending the Paris campus. The Welcome Programme takes place twice a year before the beginning of each semester. 


The Welcome Programme has three main objectives :


  • To teach students how to work according to the expectations and academic requirements of Sciences Po. During their stay at Sciences Po, undergraduate exchange students will be expected to use the same methodology as degree-seeking Sciences Po students. It is good to know these rules before the start of lessons. During the ten hours of methodology courses taught by experienced instructors of the school, the participants in the Welcome Programme will have the opportunity to get fully acquainted with the working methods of Sciences Po and put them into practice.
  • To familiarise exchange students with Sciences Po and its services: looking for accommodation in Paris, obtaining a French residence permit, completing Sciences Po’s administrative registration etc.
  • To create a setting for establishing contacts with others. A series of outings and social events (visits of Paris, sport, etc.) enable students to make new friends, socialise and discover Paris.



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Undergraduate exchange students attending one of Sciences Po’s regional campuses should contact the campus directly for information on orientation programmes.