International House


The Maison de l'International is composed of the International Relations Service (SRI) and the Language Service (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 service is responsible for the management of international exchange programmes, the teaching of French as a foreign language, and international communication.

The Maison de l'International :

  • organizes 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 financial aid applications for French students wishing to study or take internships abroad
  • constitutes and organizes the circulation of useful information for the university community (students, administrative staff, teachers and researchers)
Throughout the year, the SDL welcomes foreign students and teachers who wish to take courses in French language and culture or participate in educational internships.

The courses are given 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 examination centre for the DELF and DALF diplomas, as well as for the TCF-DAP.


Vice-president in charge of international relations
Anne-Sylvie TIXIER

Director of the Maison de l'International
Françoise ARFELLI

Administrative Manager of the Maison de l'International

Incoming and outgoing mobility officers
Mélissa ARTIGUES / Gladys GOUDOU

Reception and pedagogical secretariat SDL
Emilie SOLER and Séverine MENGUAL

Financial and accounting management
Evelyne SONGY


The Université d'Avignon has signed cooperation agreements with numerous universities throughout the world. Within the framework of these agreements, the SRI organizes exchange and mobility relationships 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 des Directeurs des Centres Universitaires d'Etudes Françaises pour étrangers). All the members of this network are committed to a quality approach.

Date of update October 13, 2021