The idea behind Open Up is simple: to ensure Erasmus students visiting our school enjoy their semester here. Above all, we seek to facilitate the integration of foreign students who arrive in a school, city and country that they are not familiar with. There is also an emphasis on exchanges between local students, who provide advice and assistance, and foreign students, who allow us to discover their culture. One of our objectives is to promote international exchanges among local students.
A large majority of our members are students who have already had an experience abroad. They now want to help other exchange students, share their experiences, meet new people and help others discover their country.
Open Up is also part of the ESN (Erasmus Student Network). This association has similar objectives to ours, but on a larger scale, since it is present throughout France and Europe. This allows us to offer a wider variety and more ambitious events in partnership with other universities and Erasmus groups in Paris.
To join our association, students must submit an application including an information sheet, a questionnaire on the international experience of potential members, their motivations and a completed and signed contract and association charter.