A. France's country code for international phone calls is +33 (or 0033).
Q. How is the weather in France?
A. Dijon has a temperate climate, with cold winters, and warm summers. In January, you can expect the temperature not to rise above 5°C, with rain and occasional snow. In Summer, there is still some rain, so be sure to pack something waterproof, but in June, you can expect highs of 20-30°C.
Q. What should I pack?
Comfortable shoes for walking, a warm coat (mostly for Winter School), and a waterproof jacket
At least one smart-casual outfit for business visits; otherwise, in class, you are welcome to dress casually
Not too much! Students usually tend to overpack
A photocopy of your passport, to carry with you, so that you are free to leave your real passport securely in your accommodation
Power adaptors for the EU, adequate for 220-240 plug sockets
Q. Will I be able to check my email?
A. Yes. There is free wifi access throughout the campus.
Q. Will I be able to use my cellphone in France?
A. Yes, absolutely. However, it is up to you to either contact your provider to see if they have any international packages or to choose a local provider here in France
Q. Once I am in Paris, how do I get to Dijon?
A. From Paris Charles de Gaulle airport, take Le Bus Direct Line 4 to Gare de Lyon station. The bus stops there but also continues on to Gare Montparnasse station, so be sure to get out at the right stop! Click here to access the shuttle website. You may also take the RER, the suburban metro line, to Gare de Lyon. This is a slightly longer but more economical option. Take RER B from the airport to Gare du Nord, then change to RER D to Gare de Lyon. You can see a map of Paris's metro and RER network here. From Gare de Lyon, you may take a TGV or TER train to Dijon. If you would like to pre-book a train, click here.
Q. Where can I find the current exchange rate between Euro and other currencies?
A. We advise you to stay informed via the XE website, with which you will be able to convert into euros as many currencies as you like. CLICK HERE to access the website.