France Alumni, the social network for former international students to France [fr]
Every year, nearly 300,000 foreign students pursue their studies in France, making our country the third most academically attractive country in the world.
This digital platform aims to enable these many foreign alumni to keep in touch with France and its schools, universities, companies, and cultural activities. With France Alumni, they will be able to interact with each other, to access opportunities for training, scholarships, internships, or jobs, and to remain informed about French cultural and touristic events. This new website also provides our companies and universities with an opportunity to develop internationally by forging new economic or academic partnerships with these alumni.
This long-awaited platform is set up and run by Campus France, the French operator for academic mobility. It will be built around a central website as well as local ones, which will be gradually launched by French embassies abroad. Germany, Brazil, Colombia, Gabon, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam will be the first ten countries to join France Alumni. Other French embassies are expected to come on board in 2015.
France Alumni will be available in French and in English. Local websites may also be available in the local language.
Laurent Fabius, French Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Geneviève Fioraso, Deputy Minister for Higher Education and Research, will attend the unveiling of France Alumni on 26 November. Several distinguished French alumni will also be present, such as Mohamed Salah Ben Ammar, Tunisian Minister for Health; Jennifer Flay, Director of the FIAC; and John Parkes, Chief Executive of Ubisoft France.
To join France Alumni: http://www.francealumni.fr/en/