Today, teaching over 100 languages and civilizations, welcoming students and teachers of more than 120 nationalities, and conducting research projects in over 100 countries, Inalco has for more than two centuries been a bridge between languages and cultures. The main mission of Inalco's International Relations department is to develop cooperation with foreign universities, both by maintaining and enriching a worldwide network of contacts, and by institutionalizing relations with its partners.
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First and foremost, international exchanges are designed to provide Inalco students with an immersion experience that complements their studies, in particular through integrated study or research stays, within the framework of partnerships that now cover all the geographical areas covered by Inalco's courses. Through the Erasmus program, Inalco has developed its student and teacher exchanges with the main European poles traditionally described as "orientalist" (African and Asian studies), notably with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, the Baltic states and Turkey, whose languages and cultures are also taught at Inalco. Thanks to European programs such as Erasmus Mundus and support from the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, Inalco has also been able to strengthen its ties with Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Korea, the Arab countries, China and Japan.

Today, Inalco directs its international relations policy towards the development of three axes:

  1. distance learning, notably via video-conferencing
  2. joint training courses such as double degrees
  3. European summer intensive courses

His involvement in Sorbonne Paris Cité consortium projects, notably in the opening of four overseas antennae within highly internationalized universities in Singapore, São Paulo, Buenos-Aires and Berlin, is opening up new prospects for international influence.

International relations managers (RRI) for departments

For all mobility projects, we recommend that you contact your program director (and the IR Manager if applicable) to present your departure plans and discuss with him/her the validation procedures for study stays abroad.

Department directors and international relations managers (RRI) for the departments