Mentoring and Buddy system programs are personalised programs for welcoming foreign students arriving in France by volunteer students.

How it works: Foreign students travelling independently or as part of an exchange programme are welcomed, accompanied and guided from the moment they arrive in the city.

For the first months after their arrival  these new international students, the "mentorees", are welcomed, accompanied and guided by their "mentors".

For Lille, Valenciennes, Amiens, Rouen, Compiegne, Reims, Nancy, Strasbourg, Troyes, Belfort-Montbéliard, Dijon, Besançon, Lyon, Clermont-Ferrand, Nice, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Toulouse, Pau, Bordeaux, la Rochelle, Poitiers, Tours, Le Mans, Nantes, Rennes, Brest, Paris, please visit the IXESN (International Exchange Erasmus Student Network) Association's website.

For Montpellier, Nîmes or Perpignan, please visit Le Parrainage international's page.