The first social event foreseen for the students joining the master is the welcome week. This week will be organized in BioPark of Archamps-Genève Technopole. The goals of this week are to meet all the students of the master, to present all the partners, to present the state of the art of the topics related to the master (recent advances, useful applications…), and to give all the practical information required to start as a master student. It is the first step of networking. In addition, all the partners provide local orientation upon arrival either by a local orientation courses or at individual level in the international reception desks.
For instance, local orientation course is arranged at the beginning of September for EM students in order to give them all important information regarding their stay in Grenoble. It includes information about how to find their way on campus and downtown, a visit of the campus and practical advice that helps them in adjusting to the Grenoble student life (Guide in English).
Cultural activities are carried out in all the partners’ institutions by special services or associations. A wide range of these kinds of activities are offered, from cultural integration courses (languages, history…) to visiting museums or networking people. All the institutions of the consortium provide sports facilities in the Campus or off Campus and additional agreements to practice different kinds of sports. There exist some sport associations that help the students not only to practice sports but to contact people and to participate in championships.