Published on September 23, 2021 Updated on September 24, 2021
from 20 September
to 3 October 2021

Are you an international student who has just arrived in Lyon and would like to meet French students? You are a local student and you would like to meet other students, French or international, to discover other cultures and exchange experiences? Do you simply want to make new friends in a cross-cultural atmosphere?

Join Opération Binôme, our University Buddy System!

This initiative consists in linking international students with local students so that they can exchange and help each other. The pairs formed will be invited to participate in events during the semester in order to share their experiences in an intercultural atmosphere.

The goals of Opération Binôme:
  • Mutual support through the sharing of linguistic and cultural skills
  • Franco-international cooperation
  • Integration of international students
  • Raising awareness of international exchanges among students
If you wish to participate in this activity, it involves
  • being open to meeting people of different nationalities, cultures, ages and backgrounds
  • investing time and energy in getting to know a new person
  • actively participating in the activities proposed by the Alter Ego team;
  • maintaining contact with your partner throughout the semester.
Are you interested?
Sign up by filling out this form

 Registration is open from 20 September to 03 October 2021. An email will be sent to you after October 10th to give you the contact details of your partner.

Please note that if your main aim is a language exchange, we cannot guarantee that your partner will speak the language you wish to practice, as this will depend on the number of participants and the languages spoken by them.

For any questions or information please send an email to

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