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Welcome days for international students

The University of Burgundy International Office in cooperation with other university services, the student ESN InsiDijon association and the city of Dijon organises several events for newly arrived international students. 


Organised by the International office, these guided tours in French and in English allow you to discover the most important places on campus as well as all the facilities useful to your student life: university health service, libraries, cultural centre, sports service, university restaurants...

Meeting point in front of the Maison de l'étudiant.


  • Wednesday, September 8 at 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 16 at 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday, September 22 at 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday, September 28 at 12:30 pm
  • Thursday, October 7 at 12:30 pm
  • Friday, October 15 at 3pm

Free, no registration required.  

All tours are the same - you only need to attend one to hear all the relevant information. If you are unable to attend one of the tours, you can attend one of the online informational meetings where we will cover the same topics. For more information on the online meetings, see the Information meetings section below.  


Organised by the International Office simultaneously in French and English, these meetings provide useful information about your studies at the UB, your student life, integration in France...

Topics covered

  • Campus facilities: libraries, cultural centre, university health service...
  • Student card.
  • Educational system in France.
  • Continuing your studies at uB.
  • Student associations.
  • Social assistance.
  • Integration and cultural adaptation.
  • Useful contacts.
  • ...


  • Thursday, September 9 at 12:30 pm
  • Friday, September 17 at 12:30 pm
  • Wednesday September 22 at 12:30 pm
  • Tuesday September 28 at 6pm
  • Thursday, October 7 at 6pm
  • Friday, October 15 at 12:30 pm

Free, no registration required.

All meetings will be held online on the Microsoft Teams platform. In order to participate, you must be registered at the University of Burgundy and have activated your student electronic account (more info on activating your account here). Then, access Teams and join the International Students 2021/2022 group where the information meetings will take place.  

At each meeting we will cover the same topics - you only need to attend one meeting to get all the information you need. Good to know: If you are unable to attend one of the online meetings, you can participate in one of the guided tours of the Dijon campus during which we cover the same topics. For more information on the Dijon campus tours, see the Guided tours of the Dijon campus paragraph above.  

Even if you cannot attend one of the meetings, we encourage you to join the official international student group created on Teams by the International Office. This group will allow you to ask your questions, to exchange with members of the International Office throughout the year if needed and to access useful documents (how to join the French social security system, to get your Covid-19 vaccine, to register for cultural adaptation workshops, to obtain the culture card...).


The ESN InsiDijon association regularly organises events for international students that allow you to discover the French culture but also to meet other international students as well as French students.

Many events are free and open to all but some are reserved for ESN members and/or may require a symbolic participation. To become a member of the association, simply contact ESN and pay the annual membership fee of 10 euros.  

Events planned in September

  • Welcome party: Thursday, September 9, starting at 10 pm at the Barberousse (6 rue Vannerie). Free, open to all. Covid-19 health pass required.
  • Language Café: Tuesday, September 14 from 6:30 pm, at Start-in (7 Rue Chabot Charny). Open to all, free. Covid-19 health pass required.
  • Guided tour of Dijon’s downtown: Wednesday, September 15, 6:30 pm at Place Darcy, free, open to all. Approximate duration of the visit: 1h30. 
  • Sport day (introduction to kayaking): Saturday, September 18, meeting at 10 am at the Base nautique (nautical base) at Kir lake. Registration required via the online form whose link will be communicated on the social networks of ESN. Free, open to all.
  • French dinner: Monday, September 20 from 6:30 pm. More information to come soon on the ESN website. Participation fees: about 5-10 euros. Event open to all. Covid-19 health pass required.
  • Trip to Beaune (visit of the Hospices de Beaune, the mustard factory and a wine cellar): Saturday, September 25. Meeting point at the Dijon train station at 8:30 am; departure for Beaune at 9 am. For ESN members only. Registration required via the online form, the link of which will be communicated on ESN's social networks. Participation fee: 25 euros. Covid-19 health pass required.
  • Guided tour of Dijon’s downtown: Monday, September 27, meeting at 6:30 pm on Place Darcy. Free, open to all. Approximate duration of the visit: 1h30. 
  • Erasmus party: Thursday, September 30, from 11 pm, at Melkior (20 Avenue Garibaldi). Free, open to all. Covid-19 health pass required.

For more information about these events, contact the ESN InsiDijon association

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  • Phone : +33 3 80 39 90 83
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  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Facebook group of international students who are in Dijon in 2021/2022


These are numerous events organised by the uB in September for all students of the University. International students are also invited to participate in the proposed activities. Find the complete programme with all the details in this news article (in French only).   

2 events will have an international touch and all international students are invited to participate in order to meet other international and French students.

Color campus: a colorful campus race!

  • When: Thursday, September 23. Online registration on the website of the uB Sports Association (participation fee 5 euros or 7 euros for last minute registration). Welcome booth : from 11am, race from 5:30pm to 6:15pm. 
  • Once registered for the race, go to the ESN InsiDijon association to run with an international group!
  • Covid-19 health pass required.

Last day of Campus Days

  • Musical entertainment with Radio Campus.
  • Various games animated by Crous.
  • Distribution of free smoothies by Crous.
  • You can also come to the International Office information booth if you have any questions. We also invite you to answer cultural questions about Dijon, Burgundy and uB in order to gain goodies!
  • Where and when? Esplanade Erasme on Thursday, September 30th from 12pm to 2pm.


The Dijon City Hall is organising a ceremony for international students who come to study in Dijon.

The event will take place on Friday, October 15 at 5:30 pm in the Devosge festive hall (5bis rue Devosge).

Covid-19 health pass required.


In case of rain or worsening of the Covid-19 pandemic, some events will be cancelled. Please check this article regularly to see if an event has been cancelled or will be maintained.

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