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18 March 2020

International and exchange students, here are some answers to help you during the health crisis.

International and exchange students, here are some answers to help you during the health crisis.

For French exchange students who are abroad

– “Can I go back to France?”

All exchange students, who wish to do so, can come back to France.

We recommend that these students consider both situations in their current country and in France before planning their return. In France, as of March 17 and for at least 15 days, meetings are forbidden and moving from your home is only allowed in very specific cases and with a certificate to be able to travel. (More information here)

The President of France indicated that all French citizens currently outside France will be able to return to France, and sometimes, repatriation may be organized by the French Government. We therefore recommend that you contact the French Consulate or Embassy in the country where you are located to find out what arrangements are in place. The MBS teams will of course forward all the information they may have about this issue.

Depending on the situation in the country you are in (and considering of course the current situation in France), if you decide to come back home, please inform both your host university and the MBS Outgoing coordinator who has been following you since your departure.

 

What impact will this have on my schooling?

The teams are mobilized so that no student is penalized and to offer a specific modulation of the program according to each situation. Some universities, such as MBS, make it possible to follow all the courses and to be evaluated remotely. Whether the student has decided to return to France or to stay in his host country, he will be able to finish his semester online.

If the exchange university has not yet positioned itself or if it cannot ensure continuity remotely, then MBS will offer an adaptation of the student’s course.

Please get in touch with the Outgoing coordinator who has been following you since your departure, or your program.

What do I have to do once in France?

As soon as you arrive in France, please contact the Outgoing coordinator who has been following you since your departure or your program.

 

For international students at Montpellier Business School

– “Do I have to go back to my home country?

As physical presence on campus is suspended, international or exchange students who wish to do so, can come back to their home country. They will have access to online courses from 23 March and will be able to take their exams remotely under the same conditions as any other student. If you have any questions, please contact your program or the Incoming service Incoming@Montpellier-BS.com

I live in CROUS student housing and share kitchen and bathroom with other people. What can I do?

If you wish to stay in your accommodation, and you are in a student room (not managed by MBS), the CROUS will transfer you to a studio-type accommodation, to secure the confinement and protect your health.

Please, remember to :

  • Wash your hands very regularly
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Throw tissue into closed bin immediately after use
  • Avoid close contact when greeting people

Reminder: as of 17 March and for at least 15 days, gatherings are prohibited and travel is only allowed in very specific cases and with a certificate to be able to circulate. (More information here)

-“Are the student residences closed ?”
NO. The Crous will continue to welcome in their residences students who are already housed there and who wish to stay there, so that they can work, even at a distance from their educational institution, in good conditions. Thank you for following the current sanitary instructions and the rules of residence life indicated by your Crous.

The housed students have been invited to go back to their family home, in order to avoid them staying in their accommodation in an isolated way, especially as the Crous cannot maintain collective activities. However, this in NO CASE means that those who wish to stay for reasons of their own are forced to leave. They will continue to be accommodated in university residences that remain OPEN.

Furthermore, the Ministry of Higher Education, with the help of the Crous and all higher education institutions, is currently organizing so that the CVEC can as soon as possible finance vouchers for basic necessities for those students who need them most, particularly those confined to university residences.

To help you cope with departures that are linked to a public health measure, if you have had to leave hastily, even without being able to free up your room entirely, the contractual notice period of one month will not apply. Thus, as of April 1st, all students who have left their accommodation – even temporarily – will NO LONGER pay their rent until they return.

To benefit from this interruption in rent, inform the Crous of your departure as a matter of emergency so that it can be checked and accounted for, at the email address of your residence. Naturally, your accommodation in the university residence will not be reallocated in your absence, during the period of confinement.

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