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A multicultural experience for X 2017 international students

26 international students who entered the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program and were doing an immersion internship at the French Institute of Languages and Services (IFLS) in Villeneuve-sur-Lot came back at l’X on January the 9th.

From September 19, 2017 till the end of December, 26 international students attended an intensive language program at the French Institute of Languages and Services (IFLS). These 26 students coming from China, Cambodia, Vietnam, Russia, Ukraine and Greece had 15 weeks to perfect their French. Is the mission accomplished...?

A total immersion program

This linguistic program was very intense: besides 6 hours of French lessons per day, students were continuouslysurrounded by the French language and culture. They were hosted by French families who received these students during their whole stay. Within their families, students learned everyday life vocabulary, discovered French habits and customs and last but not least, the French cuisine! They also participated in plenty of activities such as visiting cities and villages, vineyard visits, etc… Moreover, they had to select and to join a local association and to take part in its activities like art, sport, volunteering, culture each Wednesday afternoon.

Discover the experience of some of these 26 students, like

- Zhiyuan Xu and Denis Chainikov, coming from China and Russia,

- Sokratis Varelogiannis, Minh Dao and Nikita Karaev, coming from Greece, Vietnam and Russia,

- or Vilboroth Sambath and Irina Nikulina, from Vietnam and Russia.