Erasmus+ Exchange Students & Buddy Programme
- You are a student from one of our Erasmus+ partner University?
- You want to study for a semester in our school?
ESIEE-IT, engineering school and a member of CY Alliance, gives you this possibility. You must be first nominated by your university.
Our pedagogy and our program in English
Our trainers use project-based pedagogy, or “Learning by doing”. The school's membership of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, close to businesses, strengthens the professional dimension of our training.
With the "International Computer Science" program, incoming exchange students are immersed for a semester with our students, in our classrooms on the Pontoise ESIEE-IT campus.
The student life
ESIEE IT assigns each international student a Cicerone student from the school, who will act as a guide to help you in your adaptation. You can therefore fully benefit from your experience with us. There is a Students’ Union within the school. It organizes activities, outings, trips and offers you preferential rates for outdoor activities.
Thanks to our partnership, students have access to university accommodation located a few minutes from the school. We offer apartments for 2 people, with single rooms. You can discover the residence in video:
The city of Cergy-Pontoise
25 kilometers from Paris, Cergy-Pontoise is a young and dynamic city. There are many universities and schools and therefore a large population of 30,000 students. A website is also dedicated to the city's students: http://cergypontoise-campus.fr/
You can also support sports teams, in particular the Cergy-Pontoise Hockey Club team, which plays at a national level.
There are many sports activities and facilities in the area, particularly with “l’île de loisirs de Cergy Neuville”, a natural open-air space (tennis court, tree climbing, pedal boats, etc.) and swimming pools.
There is a multitude of recreational facilities: Aren’Ice, a complex that houses two Olympic-sized ice rinks and a performance hall; cinemas.
The cultural heritage is very present: just a few kilometers from the school, in the town of Auvers-sur-Oise, is the "Maison de Van Gogh". You can visit it and stroll around.
Thanks to a developed transport network, you will fully enjoy your study stay at ESIEE-IT, in France.
During the first semester from September to December, you as an ESIEE-IT student can welcome an international Erasmus+ exchange student at our school. This involves getting in touch with the student before arriving in France, helping him/her to acclimatize and familiarize with his/her new environment upon arrival at ESIEE-IT and during the stay.
The advantages of participating in the “Buddy programme”
First of all, it is a beautiful life experience through an encounter. This also allows you to develop your network, and improve your language level in another language if your verbal exchanges are in a foreign language. You also promote your open-mindedness, while discovering another European culture.
And finally, if you plan yourself to have an international mobility, this will help you to prepare it through your buddy’s experience. Especially if you have the chance to meet a student from a partner university where you want to go.
To Become a buddy
You will be a student on the Pontoise campus in the following school year, you want to pass on and to share your culture, and you are curious to discover another.