International Day 2020: a remote success!

A look back at the International Day of November 6, 2020

The ESIEA, a leading engineering school specializing in digital technology, did not wait for another sanitary confinement to mobilize its academic partners in order to maintain the level of support offered to students during this exceptional period.

The call was heard and made it possible to roll out International Day, 1 100% online event to help students prepare for a future international experience.

If the current health crisis suspends all inbound and outbound international mobility, the ESIEA is putting all its energy into preparing for the post-Covid period. No one can predict the future, but the school is confident and is banking on a possible sending of all 3rd year students to study semesters abroad from the start of the 2021 school year.

This is why the ESIEA kept the organization of the International Day on November 6 with a novelty: a 100% online event.

This challenge has been successfully met. 22 conferences were proposed and led by 19 international speakers (Japan, China, Taiwan, California, Quebec, Argentina, Finland, Scotland, Wales, Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Croatia, Australia, Tunisia).

In total, nearly 350 students actively participated and 98% of them said they were satisfied with the day.

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« The objective of the International Day is to allow students to discover the destinations and programs that make up our offer, to interact directly with representatives of partner institutions and to start building their initial international project.

The day is devoted to sharing information, but also to sharing emotions. This also allowed us to reduce the carbon footprint inherent in the face-to-face organization of such an event. Going online has thus avoided 300 round trips by train and around 20 of our international partners have not taken the plane.

In front of the enthusiasm of our students and academic partners, we are considering a possible sustainability of the online organization. »

Susan Loubet, Director of International Relations at the ESIEA Group