France Alumni, a social network for former foreign students in France [fr]
Each year, nearly 300,000 foreign students pursue their studies in France, which is now the third most attractive country in the world for foreign students.
This digital platform aims to allow foreign alumni to stay in contact with France, its schools, universities, enterprises, and culture. With France Alumni, former students can interact with each other, have access to different opportunities for trainings, scholarships, internships or job offers, and stay updated on the latest in French culture and tourism. This new site is likewise an opportunity for the international development of French companies and universities which can establish new partnerships, either commercial or academic, with the alumni.
This platform is established and managed by Campus France, the French agency tasked with student mobility, which will consist of a main site and local sites to be progressively launched by the French Embassies abroad. Germany, Brazil, Columbia, Gabon, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, the Philippines, Turkey and Vietnam will be the first 10 countries to adopt the France Alumni platform. Other French missions will join this initiative in 2015.
The France Alumni platform is available in both French and English. The local sites may also be available in the countries’ native language.
Laurent Fabius, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, and Geneviève Fioraso, Secretary of State for Higher Education and Research participated in the launch of France Alumni last November 26 at the Quai d’Orsay in the presence of a number of notable alumni such as Tunisian Health Minister Mohamed Salah Ben Ammar, Fiac Director Jennifer Flay, and Ubisoft France Director General John Parkes.