Places to get together

Associations and venues organize a variety of welcome events, tours, themed evenings and outings.



An event for international students!

Places to get together
World Students Night
In October, Lyon Métropole invites students from around the world and new arrivals in Lyon to celebrate and get to know each other at Le Transbordeur. To know when to register, sign up for the newsletter! 

​Welcoming of international students

ESN CosmoLyon 
Maison des Etudiants - 25 rue Jaboulay - Lyon 7 - contact@cosmolyon.com 
Affiliated to the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). Organization of intercultural events throughout the year in Lyon. The ESNCosmoLyon member card includes various benefits and reductions (bars, theater, bank account opening, etc.). 

International students 
Maison des Etudiants - 25 rue Jaboulay - Lyon 7 - mail:contact@iamerasmus.fr 
Promotes the welcoming and integration of international students. Numerous trips, visits and events are organized to promote the image of Lyon and the region. 

Community associations 
A number of so-called community associations aim to welcome students to their community. Find an association in the directory by selecting the welcome and/or international heading

AECAL (Association des Etudiants de Cultures Africaines de Lyon, an association for African students). 
Maison des Etudiants - 25 rue Jaboulay - Lyon 7 aecal.lyon@gmail.com 
Encounters between African and Western students (artists, faculty members, etc.) in the context of cultural and scientific events. 

Europe 
Maison de l’Europe de Lyon et du Rhône 
04 72 07 88 88 - 242 Rue Duguesclin, 69003 Lyon- Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. mdee@europe-rhonealpes.eu 
Center for information, activities and counseling.

Les Jeunes Européens - Lyon 
jeunes.europeens.lyon@gmail.com 
The Lyon section of Young Europeans - France; the association works toward building a deeper European identity. Led by young people from Lyon, the Rhône-Alpes region and Europe, this association stimulates the European debate by providing information and organizing discussions on European events and goals. 
Lectures, public manifestations, travel, encounters, etc. 

AEGEE (Association des Etats Généraux des Etudiants de l’Europe) 
Maison des Etudiants, 25 rue Jaboulay - 69007 Lyon - aegeelyon@gmail.com 
To promote cultural exchange among Europeans. 

La Maison des Etudiants, a place for action and encounters
La Maison des Etudiants is home to many associations that aim to welcome students. Throughout the year, you can stay connected to program updates on the Maison des Etudiants Facebook page to avoid missing out on any events (lectures, workshops, discussion groups, shared meals, etc.). In addition, the student association is a means of integration; join up and participate in the activities! 

Cultural centers 
Kotopo
- International cultural center 
14 rue René Leynaud - 69001 Lyon – Tel. 04 72 07 75 49 / kotopo@freesurf.fr 
Membership fee: open rate with a minimum of two euros for the year. 
Promotion of linguistic and cultural diversity. Weekly classes in over 20 languages, linguistic exchanges, library, documentation center, international bar and cultural program, storytelling evenings, games from around the world, etc. 

Sixième Continent 
51 rue Saint Michel – 69007 Lyon – Tel. 04 37 28 19 74 sixiemecontinent@wanadoo.fr 
Discover world cultures, from the nearest to the farthest, through the visual arts, film, music, literature, etc. Performance venue, association bar, organization of the 6ème Continent festival. 
The association bar is open every evening from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. (Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

The CCO 
A cultural center and incubator for group initiatives and encounters promoting intercultural dialog; it is a place for raising awareness and debating that commits to respecting the rights of man and the parity of people and cultures.  39 rue Georges Courteline - 69100 Villeurbanne - 04 78 93 41 44 
Annual membership in the association is required: €2