10 bonnes raisons d'étudier à Strasbourg
10 good reasons to study in Strasbourg
The WELCOME ATTITUDE
There is a large number of Strasbourg actors mobilized to welcome and facilitate the integration of the newly arrived students; this includes: CROUS de Strasbourg, University of Strasbourg and its back-to-school Agora event and multiservice centre, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg and its programme "Strasbourg aime ses étudiants", the ESN Strasbourg association and its buddy programme, as well as student assosciation the AFGES, which organizes events such as BBQ, outdoor cinema and concerts, for example. All year long, free events will enable you to discover the city and local treasures. To find further ideas for going out and plenty of other useful information follow us on our Facebook page and Twitter.
Whether using the online service of the carte des colocs - the roommate finder for Strasbourg, or looking for studio to rent on the pedestrianised streets in Strasbourg city centre, or maybe the CROUS and the Maison Universitaire Internationale or "International University House" student halls of residence, you're sure to find the housing option that best suits your needs!
GET TO CAMPUS WITHOUT COMMUTING HASSLES
Strasbourg has the largest tramway system in France and is the most bike-friendly French city! It's easy to get to class without getting up too early. If you'd like to zip around on a bike, opt for a a Vélhop pass at a price that'll fit your budget.
EUROPTIMIZE YOUR DAILY LIFE
Here, you're right in the centre of Europe! Make the most of this great location, and give yourself and your CV an international slant: participate in the World Forum for Democracy, attend debates at the the Council of Europe or the European Parliament, or cross the Rhine to brush up on your German.
GET A TOP UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
Strasbourg has a university of excellence with 4 active Nobel Prize winners, and is particularly well placed in the field of medical technology. The University of Strasbourg is part of the tri-national EUCOR - European campus and the network LERU (League of European Research University).
Furthermore, there are exclusive programmes in Strasbourg, such as Environmental Councelor Programme, prestigious higher education establishments, like the ENA, as well as schools at the cutting edge of architecture, art and engineering and a business school integrated into the University.
MAKE FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD
Strasbourg welcomes numerous international students every year and is the seat of many international organisations. It is a cosmopolitan metropolis, ideal for meeting people of all nationalities and for attending major European and international events.
TRY EVERYTHING. EXPERIMENT. LIVE.
In Strasbourg, there's no shortage of activities of all kinds: nighttime rollerblading along the docks, 3D design workshops in the FabLab at the Shadok – digital factory, unusual tours and exhibitions in one of the 11 museums of the city, retro-gaming in the media libraries, swimming in an outdoor heated pool, concerts and festivals in major, iconic performance halls, opera and ballet, theatre of all kinds… and all this at a minimal price, thanks to the Carte Culture or Atout Voir.
DEVELOP YOUR TALENTS
You'll be able to benefit from the support of the pôle d'entrepreneuriat étudiant (student entrepreneurship centre), or test out your creative ideas through various challenges: Start'up weekend, calls for proposals Tango&Scan and Jeunes Créatifs, calls for proposals,Alsace Tech and other competitions. Take the path to success and discover your talent, creativity and potential.
Have fun with your friends while enjoying Alsatian cuisine: e.g. the flammekueche (Alsatian bacon and onion tart), a local speciality that you can share in a winstub (traditional restaurant). Many restaurants have happy hours and all-you-can-eat deals. In order to find apt suggestions of locales, be sure to check the EM students selections presented in their annual guide - Le Strassbuch, as well as propositions by local bloggers who will tell you about their favourite spots.
HOW ABOUT A CHANGE OF SCENERY
Make the most of Strasbourg's location at the crossroads of Europe! You can hop on a cheap flight from the Strasbourg Airport, take a train or share a car for a weekend trip to Basel or Brussels, or go to Paris in just 1 hour and 50 minutesvia the TGV. Or maybe you'd rather explore trails in the Vosges or the Black Forest, where you'll be able to go hiking, mountain climbing or skiing.
For all these reasons and more, students simply love Strasbourg!