To live in France means to experience a different culture, characterized by different, sometimes even opposite codes. That implies the need not to start thinking differently, but to understand how and why others do, in order to connect and bond with the local population. That does not necessarily come easy.
In order to help all our students settle in, ISPA implemented the "Cultural Sponsors" programme, in cooperation with local families. Each student may be assigned a sponsor, who is to invite them to discover various aspects of French culture at least twice a month. Dinner in a restaurant, cinema, museum, informal snack at home, or even holidays with the family, are but a few examples of the many ways our eager sponsors strive to help ISPA's students settle in with their new environment. An opportunity to build beautiful friendships !