A Sponsorship System for UMONS International Students.

The TandeMons initiative aims to encourage meetings between students of different nationalities and cultures. This allows international students to integrate as effectively as possible and provides UMONS students, who are already well acquainted with student life in Mons, the opportunity to discover a new culture and language.

You are :

We need you !

What am I supposed to do?

You agree to provide minimal support to the incoming student by, for example: 

  • Contacting them by email before their arrival;
  • Welcoming them personally at the airport/train station;
  • Guiding them during the first weeks of their stay (e.g. helping them to find their way round the University and the town, assisting them with administrative procedures following the instructions of the International Relations Office, explaining to them the noticeboards and class schedules);
  • Helping them establish contacts with students in Mons (e.g. by participating in student events);

And why not …

  • Integrate them in your group of friends; 
  • Show them the nice places of Mons, where to go, what to do, etc.; 
  • Help them discover Belgium (folklore, cuisine, Belgian beers, Belgian humour, etc.)

… Basically, encourage them to integrate into our big UMONS family and help make their stay in Belgium an unforgettable experience!

What do I gain from this experience ?

Sponsoring an international student is an easy way to have a cultural and linguistic exchange without leaving your own country!

Some of you may have the opportunity to visit your buddy’s country of origin or even their university, which may come in handy if you want to do an Erasmus exchange in the future.

If you’re feeling adventurous

If you want to sponsor an international student, here’s how:

  • Contact us  by email: tandemons@umons.ac.be  
  • You will receive an email asking you to complete an online registration form. 
  • You will attend one of our information sessions (at the end of August/mid-September)

TandeMons!  Welcoming international exchange students who come to study at UMONS for a semester or a full year.

Dear student,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our university this coming September/February.

You will receive a warm and friendly welcome upon your arrival in Mons. You will also be put in contact with a student from our institution. 

The initiative of tandems, called TandeMons, aims to encourage collaborations between students of different nationalities and cultures, help international students integrate into a new academic environment, and make it easier for them to discover Belgium.

What now ?

Contact us by email : tandemons@umons.ac.be   

You will receive an email asking you to complete an online registration form.     

If you have any questions, please contact :
Laurence CHAINAYE – TANDEmONS Coordinator
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