ISD@home - season 2 !

ISD@home is back!
The event will take place - mostly online - from Thursday January 28th to Saturday February 13th, 2021.

In place of the  second semester's welcome event, the program below is intended mainly for newcomers 2020-2021.


4:30PM - online


Presentation of the CMI's services and ipartners by the "Student team" in French AND in English. The live broadcast is planned on the CMI Facebook page. Julien and Laura will answer your questions live.



Everyday - online

"Discovery of France and Brittany" quiz: every day on CMI's Facebook and Instagram accounts: a word, a name, an anecdote to discover your host country, even sitting on your couch: culture, sport, cuisine, music, traditions ... there will be something for everyone!
Event lasting until the winter holidays.



This ISD@home is also an opportunity to learn about CMI's partner structures and the services they can provide during your stay. We also encourage you to discover our cultural partners and their actions during this lockdown/curfew period. Visit our website and our social networks from January 28th to February 13th to learn more about them.



from 12:30PM to 1:45PM - TNB

The TNB (National Theater of Brittany) offers a guided tour of its rooms and behind the scenes. Online registrations from January 28th to February 9th HERE.
Please note: places are free and (very) limited.



Frome 1:30PM to 5:30PM - Rennes city centre

To end this welcome session, the CMI organizes a photo rally in Rennes. It will take you approximately 1h30 to discover the city center and its points of interest, alone or in a small group.

How to participate in a photo rally?
When you arrive at the CMI, we will give you a map of Rennes city center on which pins will indicate points of interest. This plan will be accompanied by riddles and indications to let you know which object or building you must take a picture of. Each place discovered and each photo sent to the CMI team earns you points. The team with the most points will win the title of best urban photographer! For the glory only.

To enter the rally, you will need a smartphone with camera, a tablet with camera or a digital camera.
No internet connection is required during the Rally: you can send your photos once the event is over and you're back home or anywhere with wi-fi.

Departures will be every 15 minutes, from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Each participant will receive a map of the city center accompanied by riddles, as well as an assortment of Breton biscuits. The map and riddles/indications will also be available in English.

Free online registration from January 28th to February 9th: click HERE.

Open to all newcomer international students, phd students and researchers 2020-2021.

The most beautiful photos might be exhibited in the reception hall of the CMI when it reopens to the public.


Do you have any questions about your stay, your rights, your health?

In addition to welcome events, CMI agents are on hand to answer your questions and help you during your stay.

Visit the FAQ for questions regarding residence permits, housing, health, and Covid information.

Still have questions?
Students: contact
PhD students and researchers: contact
For any request concerning your accommodation: contact