Prepare well for your exchange abroad

Going on an university exchange in September? Make sure you are well prepared before you leave. It would also be important to take out student insurance abroad as soon as possible.


A semester of exchange is coming

From the end of August, university exchange students abroad begin their semester in a new country. More and more schools offer one or two semesters of exchange. Students are often interested in this experience in a new country for them.

But to feel comfortable in their new school and country, students need to know beforehand about the teaching methods and laws of the country.


If you’re lucky, your university will offer you on-campus accommodation or a partnership. If your university doesn’t offer you anything, turn to the French groups there. There are several Facebook self-help groups and many housing proposals. You can also contact people from your university in France who have been to your exchange university.

Student health insurance

In your trading country you will not be able to be covered as in France. There is the European Health Insurance Card which facilitates health-related procedures in Europe. But even with this card, you’ll need insurance to cover all health care costs. If you are outside Europe, you will have to take out student insurance. Some universities even require foreign students coming for one or two semesters to take out insurance. Universities prefer to be sure that all students are insured in case of problems.

List of emergency numbers

You need to know the numbers of the firefighters, the police and the Samu equivalent of the country you are going to stay in. Make sure you know what to do and who to call if there are any problems.

Possible scholarships and grants

You can check with your university’s international relations office. For example, Erasmus offers help when you are in Europe.

Mondassur accompanies you during your Erasmus or exchange abroad. We recommend the best student health insurance for your departure.

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