Last updated on 23 août 2021
Published on June 19, 2020 Updated on August 23, 2021

Located on the PDA campus, inside the Student Center (Maison de l'étudiant), the International Student Office is a support service for international students. Our international team, available by appointment, is able to answer questions in French, Portuguese, English, German, and Spanish. We will be happy to welcome you on September 6, 2021, from 2pm.

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To better prepare your arrival in France : 

Administrative guidance

The BEI offers year-round guidance and assistance to international students in order to make administrative tasks in French easier to navigate. Below you will find a list of the different services offered by the BEI.

One-on-one guidance for international students

  • Assistance with administrative and accommodation procedures: residence permit, renewal of residence permit, summer permits, housing, etc.
  • Pointing students in the right direction for information on the university's internal services (SCUIO-IP, DFVE, academic departments) or external services (prefecture, CROUS, CAF, CPAM).
  • Implementation of informational campaigns for students and welcome services.

Preparation and management of international students' needs

  • Initial reference point for Student and Workforce Integration Services (SCUIO-IP in French) when it comes to problems related to guidance, admission and schooling for international students enrolled at Lyon 2.
  • Management of the " Études en France " platform: updating of information, contact with the different departments.
  • Contact with Campus France offices abroad.

Alter Ego

Alter Ego's mission is to offer cultural activities to international students and to put them in touch with other students (French and international) in order to facilitate their integration in Lyon and in university life.
Here are the different services and activities offered:

  • Operation Binôme (Buddy System) : Matching and follow-up of two (or three) students (French and/or international) in order to create social links and a linguistic support network, for more information, click here 
  • Intercultural exchange workshops offered throughout the year
  • Guided tours of Lyon
  • Day trips to discover cities near Lyon
  • Cultural outings in connection with Lyon's institutions
  • Welcome events: Meetings and welcome parties (only if permitted)
  • Organization of international cafés: lively meetings in a foreign language in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
  • Organization of meetings between French students wishing to go on an exchange program and students who have experienced international exchanges, in order to help them prepare for their stay
International Mentoring Center

The International Mentoring Center offers resources for academic success to help international students master the subtleties of French academic language and methodology.


We offer three unique services :

  • Individual tutoring via videoconference to help you with your written and oral expression in the context of your academic work
  • Workshops on academic methodology, independently online and/or in small groups with a tutor via videoconference or in person
  • Individual meetings with our academic coordinator to explain the various French as a Foreign Language (FLE) programs at the Université Lumière Lyon 2 and in Lyon

For more information about the International Mentoring Center in French, check out this page.

Contact us

To make an appointment with a member of the BEI, please visit Affluences.


International Mentoring Center

Administrative Guidance
Visa application, housing, social security

Maria Byvsheva
I speak Russian, English and French
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Alter Ego
Social integration and cultural activities

Livia Zotovici Martins
I speak Portuguese, English and French
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For more information about services or activities:

Operation Binôme:
Alter Ego:
Housing questions:

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