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Useful Structures

DRIF : Department of International Relations and French-Speaking Countries

The DRIF handles international relations and it will be a valuable intermediary at the moment of your arrival. Once in Besançon, it is essential to contact the DRIF for administrative formalities.


4 place Saint-Jacques

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CROUS: Regional Center of University and Social Work

The CROUS international student reception (AEI) service welcomes foreign students who have come to France to study and who need help in carrying out administrative procedures (residence permit, social security, CAF file for housing assistance, opening a bank account...), in searching for accommodation, temporary or otherwise, etc.

Division de la vie étudiante,

40 avenue de l’Observatoire

MDE: Student Center

Located on the campus of La Bouloie, the Student Center is a place where you can gather information with access to the internet on one of the computers in the multimedia room. People are there to help students define and build their professional introduction projects or to help them look for jobs or internships. The Student Center is home to many associations: the University’s Theatre, the University’s orchestra, Radio Campus and the University’s Choir.


36A avenue de l’Observatoire

CLA: Center for Applied Linguistics

The CLA offers year-round intensive courses in French and other languages to help you improve. It welcomes more than 3,000 students from all walks of life.


6 rue Gabriel Plançon,

www.cla.univ-fcomte.fr

CRIJ: Regional Youth Information Center

Registry for outings, jobs, housing, internships, sports and leisure, categorized ads, free Wi-Fi access, information on international exchanges and on European actions of the Regional Council of Franche-Comté.


27 rue de la République,

www.jeunes-fc.com

Useful phone numbers

Emergency

SAMU - Emergency Medical Assistance Service : 15
Firefighters : 18
Police : 17
European emergency number : 112

Health, prevention

SUMPPS - Campus health department : +33 3 81 66 61 30
SOS Médecin - On-call doctor : 36 24
On-call pharmacy : 32 37
Hospital Jean Minjoz : +33 3 81 66 81 66
CICS - Center for Information and Consultation on Sexuality : +33 3 81 83 34 73
Apsytude - psychological support for students : +33 6 27 86 91 83

Social aid

MDE -  Student Center : +33 3 81 66 66 99
CROUS social service : +33 3 81 48 46 37
SAAS - Welcoming and Social Accompaniment Service : +33 3 81 41 22 60
Les Restos du coeur - Distribution of foodstuffs : +33 3 81 50 75 92
Épicerie sociale La Dépanne - Inexpensive food products for students in financial difficulty : +33 6 76 74 53 57
Emmaüs - Inexpensive items: clothes, furniture, dishware, home appliances, etc : +33 3 81 52 80 07

Source : ESN BESANÇON - Nickolas Juneau