Preparing Your Arrival

Pre-College Programme
  • Entrance of the Reims campus (photo: Martin Argyroglo)Entrance of the Reims campus (photo: Martin Argyroglo)

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted to and have registered for the 2017 Pre-College Programme!  Now here’s what’s next:

Travel Plans: When and Where to Arrive

Each student is responsible for securing his or her own transportation to and from Paris. The Summer School team will meet students at the airport on Sunday, July 9th, until 1:00 PM (Paris time).  The airport pick-up arrangement will be confirmed with each student at the moment their registration for the programme.  Once all students have arrived, the group will depart together for Reims.

If a student wishes to join the group directly in Reims, the Summer School team will organise a separate meeting time and point with him or her individually.


Check the visa requirements for your particular country for a short-term stay in France. Students from some countries will be able to attend the Summer School as tourists and as such do not need a visa, while others may be required to obtain a short-term student visa. Upon receipt of your tuition payment, your Summer School admissions letter may be used in your visa application as your proof of study and accommodation for your stay in France.  Please refer to the individual country regulations on your local French consulate website or on the France Diplomatie website.

Please note that you will need to provide proof of parental authorisation to participate in the programme as part of a visa application.

Health insurance

Foreign nationals staying less than three months in France are not eligible for French health insurance.  We strongly recommend that you subscribe to a comprehensive health insurance policy for the duration of your stay.

Stay in touch

The Summer School team will provide regular communication regarding your arrival, orientation, and preparation for courses. Please check the email address used during your application regularly for updates regarding the programme.