Back-to-school 2021 : CMI'S Welcome Days

incoming international students, PhD students and researchers, the CMI offers a welcome event from Thursday 2 to Tuesday 7 September 2021!

The program of this welcom week includes: information meetings and welcome packs for newcomers, activities, guided tours of the city and the Champs Libres, information stands run by CMI partners, appointment booking for assistance with the online procedures, a "housing search" helpdesk, the presentation and reservation of the 2021/2022 cultural agenda.

PROGRAM:

Everyday:

  • Welcome points every 20 minutes: What is CMI? How can it help me? The CMI team presents the activities of the CMI (visa, residence permits, transport, social security, accommodation, cultural agenda, daily life) and answers your questions.
  • Delivery of a welcome pack (documentation and gifts!) to newcomers participating in the welcome points
  • Cultural agenda: book excursions and shows you want to attend to
  • Individual appointments booking: do you need help with your visa, residence permit, social security or even work permit application? Book an appointment with the CMI team
  • Housing search: tools to search an accommodation in Rennes and take the CAF (housing allowance) and Visale procedures with an agent from the CMI
  • Free tour of the historic center of Rennes: guided tour with a guide from the tourist office. 

 

Thursday, September 2 /// 2 pm-6pm:

  • Partners forum: "sport and health" +  CIREFE (Rennes 2 University FLE center)
  • "Housing search" helpdesk: presence of a CAF agent and research assistance with CMI agents
  • Guided tour of the historic center of Rennes at 3 p.m.
  • Visit of the Champs Libres (museum and library) at 4.30 p.m.

Partners: CPAM (health insurance), SSE (student health service), SIUAPS (sports lessons for students in Rennes 1 and Rennes 2 Universities), CIREFE (FLE center), CAF (housing assistance)
 

Friday, September 3 /// 2 pm-6pm:

  • Partners forum: culture in Rennes
  • "Housing search" helpdesk: presence of a CROUS agent and research assistance with CMI agents
  • Guided tour of the historic center of Rennes at 3 p.m.
  • Visit of the Champs Libres (museum and library) at 4.30 p.m.

Partners: Le Triangle (Cité de la Danse), L’Orchestre National de Bretagne, TNB (National Theater of Brittany), CROUS (student accommodation and catering)
 

Saturday, September 4 /// 11 am-5pm:

  • Partners forum: intercultural associations and Breton culture
  • All day long: activities around Breton culture with the Cercle Celtique de Rennes. Musical workshops, dance demonstration, games and storytelling are on the program
  • Guided tours of the historic center of Rennes at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Partners: Cercle Celtique de Rennes (Breton culture and languages), ESN Rennes (association for international students), other student associations
 

Monday, September 6 /// 2 pm-6pm:

  • Partners forum: transport  (Train, bus, coach, car). A STAR agent will be present in particular for the creation or reloading of your Korrigo card + daily life/culture
  • Guided tour of the historic center of Rennes at 3 p.m.

Partners: SNCF (train), BreizhGo (coach), STAR (bus and metro), Citiz (car rental), Destination Rennes (tourist office), ESN Rennes (association for international students), Le Diapason (cultural service from Rennes 1 University), Institut Confucius de Bretagne (Chinese language and culture)
 

Tuesday, September 7 /// 2 pm-6pm:

  • Partners forum: culture in Rennes
  • Guided tour of the historic center of Rennes at 3 p.m.

Partners: Le Tambour (cultural department of Rennes 2 University), Le 4Bis (youth information center), La Paillette (theater), L’Opéra de Rennes
 

Thursday, September 9 /// 9 p.m .:

To end this welcome week with a festive moment, the ESN Rennes association (Erasmus & International Student) invites you to participate in their traditional "Welcome Party". Location and details to come at the start of the school year.
 

Save these dates too and enjoy your stay in Rennes with the CMI partners:

  • TAM-TAM: the welcoming event for new Rennes residents, from September 15 to 17 at the 4Bis
  • Free concert by the Orchester National de Bretagne for students only on Thursday, September 23 at the Triangle (reservation recommended)
  • Institut Confucius de Bretagne's open day: a day dedicated to Chinese culture and language, Saturday, September 25

 

You won't be here from septembre 2 to 7?
​The Helpdesk runs throughout the fall. Book appointment with a CMI agent if you need help regarding residence permit, accommodation, social security...