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First day of school for our new international students in the new building

First day of school for our new international students in the new building

More than 90 new international students joined L’École de design Nantes Atlantique

On September 20th, we had the pleasure of welcoming over 90 international students from 31 different nationalities to our new building, enrolled in the 3rd year of undergraduate studies (International Class) or the 1st year of postgraduate studies.

For the first time, we are proud to welcome newly graduated students from Africa Design School, our partner school in Benin, West Africa. These students have decided to continue their studies and join Nantes to prepare for the Master’s level degree (Diplôme de design) certified by the French Ministry of Higher Education.

Our international students discover the "Quartier de la Création"

A full three-day welcome session

For our international relations office, it was a big day. After two years frustrated by the health situation, we were finally able to organize a welcome worthy of French hospitality.

The first day began with a welcome in the lobby of the new 11,500 m2 building located in the heart of the Creative District. The students were able to get to know each other over coffee and croissants, before enjoying a general presentation of the school. The international group of the Students Union (Bureau des Étudiants) introduced the activities organized during the semester.

The lunch, offered by the school, was the perfect opportunity for students to get to know each other. In the afternoon, all the new international students got together for an Escape game around the city. Students worked together in mixed nationality groups to solve clues and discover the city center.

The following days were devoted to visits of the school, model and digital workshops, and also to important administrative procedures. Since 2020, students have access to the Feel Français platform before their arrival which allowed them to be more autonomous in carrying out these procedures.

L’École de design Nantes Atlantique is committed to welcoming international students, and was awarded the “Bienvenue en France” label with the maximum score of three stars by Campus France, the official body for student mobility of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

A truly international experience in France

Whether in DN MADE 3rd year International Class or in Le Studio France, our international postgraduate program in Nantes, French and international students work together on group projects with a multicultural approach
Students who have completed at least two years of design studies can join one of the three programs of the DN MADE 3rd year International class, depending on their background: Industrial Product, for product and industrial design students, Digital Media Design, for Interaction Design, Ux/Ui Design or Multimedia Design students and Retail & Interior Design, for Interior and Space Design students.

With Le Studio France, students who hold a bachelor’s degree in design benefit from an authentic immersion into the French context and the guarantee of a multicultural experience in optimal conditions. The first semester of this postgraduate studies program is dedicated to the helping student adapt to their new environment, teaching the methodological tools to carry out design projects and accompanying the personal development of the student and his or her identity as a designer.

We wish a great semester and academic year to all our international students and their teaching staff !