© Nola Desvergnes Shenk – Spéos

At Spéos, we understand that your study abroad experience is more than just academic training. It is an adventure, an immersion in a new culture, an opportunity for personal and professional growth. We are committed to making your stay in Paris as enriching as possible. Explore below the services we offer to facilitate your integration and support you throughout your time at Spéos.

Before Your Arrival

Simplified Application
The application and admission process is fully accessible in English, ensuring a smooth experience for international students. We understand the challenges you may face when applying, which is why our dedicated team is here to answer all your questions and guide you through every step of the process.

Multilingual Welcome
Our administrative team speaks several languages: English, Japanese, Danish, German, Spanish, and French. You can count on support in the language of your choice, creating a welcoming and inclusive environment from the start of your Spéos journey.

Online Resources
Our website and intranet are fully available in English, providing easy access to essential information and digital tools. You will find resources specific to your study program: schedules, messaging service, administrative documents, and grade reports.

Preparation for Arrival
Attend our introduction and integration days to familiarize yourself with our facilities, meet the academic and administrative team, and connect with fellow students. These events are designed to create a sense of belonging from day one and provide you with an immersive introduction to student life in Paris.

© Barbara Brown – Spéos

Upon Your Arrival

Courses Taught in English
Since 1985, Spéos has been offering courses in English, providing a comfortable academic environment for international students. Our courses are designed to promote diverse perspectives and encourage dynamic cultural exchange within the classroom.

Housing Assistance
Our team provides you with a list of residences and advice to help you find accommodation that suits your needs. We understand that finding a place to life can be a challenge, especially in a new environment. That’s why we are here to help you with this crucial step.

Student Handbook
During introduction days, you will receive a student handbook to help you familiarize yourself with the school, facilities, equipment, and your new Parisian environment.

Support for Administrative Procedures

  • Student Visa: We will assist you in the pre-consular procedure “Etudes en France” by Campus France, which is validating your student visa application before submitting it on the France Visas platform, the latter of which will be in charge of issuing the student visa.
  • Residence Permits: We help you obtain and renew your residence permits through ANEF. Our administrative team is at your disposal to help you complete the necessary formalities.
  • Health Insurance: Easily register online for health insurance and receive assistance with the Contribution de Vie Étudiante et de Campus (CVEC).
  • Bank Account Opening: Spéos can help you open a bank account in France upon your arrival with Caisse d’Épargne Ile de France, a partner of Spéos. Check the conditions (PDF in French) and see the Campus offer on the Caisse d’Epargne Ile de France website. Through this partnership, you may qualify for a government-guaranteed student loan with BPI France. Visit the BPI website for more information.

Well-being and Health
Your well-being is our priority. If you need assistance in finding a doctor or appropriate medical services, we are here to help.

Accessibility and support for people with disabilities: at Spéos, we are committed to providing an inclusive and accessible educational experience for all. We recognize the diversity of our students, including those with disabilities, and strive to provide a learning environment that is tailored to each individual.

  • Personalized Support: If you have specific needs related to a disability, we are here to provide personalized support. We work closely with affected students to develop accessibility plans, ensuring equitable access to all aspects of student life, from classes to facilities.
  • Accessible Facilities: Ramps are available to accommodate various mobility needs in some of our premises.
  • Awareness and Training: We encourage awareness among the administrative staff to promote a respectful and inclusive environment.

If you have specific needs or questions regarding accessibility, please feel free to contact us. Our commitment to diversity and inclusion translates into a constant willingness to adapt our environment to meet the unique needs of each student.

© Luc Holper – Spéos

After Graduation

Alumni Care Program
Our commitment to students does not when you receive your diploma. You have the opportunity to benefit from our Alumni Care Program to stay connected, access professional opportunities, and tap into the Spéos network wherever you are in the world. Spéos alumni form a diverse and inclusive community, ready to share advice, experiences, and support your professional journey. We look forward to welcoming you to Paris and sharing this extraordinary experience with you. Welcome to Spéos, your gateway to the professional world of photography!

Spéos Paris

Spéos Paris
8 rue Jules Vallès
75011 Paris | France
Phone: +33 (0)1 40 09 18 58
Email: info[@]speos.fr

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