House of International Affairs


The Maison de l'International is composed of the International Relations Department (SRI) and the Language Department (SDL).

The international policy of Avignon University, whose orientation is defined by the decision-making bodies (Presidency and Councils), is implemented by the Maison de l'International.

This department is responsible for the management of international exchange programmes, the teaching of French as a foreign language and international communication.

The House of International :

  • organises the reception, integration and information necessary for the arrival of foreign students within the framework of institutional agreements as well as their training in the French language
  • is a platform for information, registration and the preparation of applications for financial aid for French students wishing to study or work abroad
  • constitutes and organises the circulation of information useful to the university community (students, administrative staff, teachers-researchers)

Throughout the year, the SDL welcomes foreign students and teachers who wish to follow courses in French language and culture or to participate in pedagogical internships.

The courses are taught by highly qualified teachers, under the scientific supervision of teacher-researchers specialised in the didactics of French as a foreign language.

The SDL is an approved testing centre for the DELF and DALF diplomas, as well as for the TCF-DAP.


Vice President for International Relations
Sophie Antoine

Director of the Maison de l'International
Françoise ARFELLI

Administrative Manager of the Maison de l'International

Inbound and outbound mobility managers
Mélissa ARTIGUES / Gladys GOUDOU

Reception and pedagogical secretariat SDL
Jézabel GARLIN and Séverine MENGUAL

Financial and accounting management
Evelyne SONGY


The University of Avignon has signed cooperation agreements with numerous universities throughout the world. Within the framework of these agreements, the SRI organises exchange and mobility relations for the benefit of students and staff of the Université d'Avignon as well as their counterparts from partner universities.

The SDL is a member of the ADCUEFE (Association of Directors of University Centres for French Studies for Foreigners). All the members of this network are committed to a quality approach.



House of International Affairs
74 rue Louis Pasteur
84029 Avignon cedex 1

+33 (0)4 90 16 29 89

E-mails for the SRI for the SDL

Key figures

> Avignon University welcomes about 10 % foreign students each year
> More than 90 different nationalities are represented
> More than 140 exchange agreements have been signed with universities in some 40 countries
> Approximately 4 % of Avignon University students study abroad as part of exchange programmes each year

Avignon University has received for the second consecutive year the "good practice" label for its European Erasmus + mobility project
The Erasmus + Agency recently carried out a qualitative evaluation of the European mobility project of Avignon University.

The results showed that the institution's European mobility project is of high quality in its implementation and results. As such, Avignon University has been awarded the "good practice" label.

The relevance of the project, the general quality of its implementation, its financial management, its impacts and the dissemination of its results were particularly analysed, on the basis of criteria defined by the European Commission.

This recognition confirms the commitment and professionalism of Avignon University in its management and support of the European mobility of its students.