Throughout the year, the association Chercheurs Étrangers à Nantes (Foreign Researchers in Nantes) welcomes and accompanies foreign researchers settling in Nantes, whatever the duration of their stay. Discover here some testimonies of their experience with the association.

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The MITRY family – United States of America

Nantes University
« The staff was extremely helpful and always very pleasant to deal with. Everyone always had a ready smile for us, which made us feel at home. » Lire ce témoignage
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Raoni ROCHA – Brazil

Doing a CIFRE fellowship in Nantes
«I have said it but I am repeating it: we, foreign researchers in Nantes, are very lucky to benefit from the MCE and especially the ladies working there with a lot of passion and efficiency. » Lire ce témoignage
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Ayca GULTEKIN – Turkey

Nantes University Hospital
« I visited several institutions in different countries however I never received such an excellent service, which was given by the Association Chercheurs Étrangers À Nantes (ACEAN). ACEAN made my life easy and sociable during my stay. » Lire ce témoignage
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Jordi CABOT – Spain

IMT Atlantique
« Since I have arrived in France at IMT Atlantique and in comparison with my experience in Barcelona and Canada, what strikes me is the ecosystem around Nantes. I am very impressed and surprised : the community around our field of research is very rich and dynamic : it's fantastic to do research here ! » Lire ce témoignage
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Ana VILLARES – Spain

« MCE did not only offer me an apartment totally equipped (internet, daily press, etc.) but also gave me the opportunity to get in touch with the city and the surroundings and to meet other people in the same situation as me. » Lire ce témoignage

Ali NOUR EDDINE – Lebanon

Ecole Centrale de Nantes
« The organisation facilitates procedures to obtain the residence permit and makes it easy to communicate with the Prefecture. They help with the preparation of the application and make it quicker by being the intermediary between the Prefecture and the researchers.» Lire ce témoignage

Fernando SABOYA – Brazil

University of Gustave Eiffel
« It is not easy for anyone to leave their country, their culture … the difficulties are immense: the official papers, the language, housing, health insurance, school, etc. but this could be much more difficult if we did not have the interest of this society to have us here and the fantastic support from the association Chercheurs Etrangers à Nantes, its cultural activities of integration, language courses, personal contact and document processing along with local authorities, assistance in obtaining social insurance among other things, were crucial for our stay here. » Lire ce témoignage

Gaganpreet BEHRH – India

Nantes University
« It is common that when we arrive in a new city, we have many challenges to face but the best part here in Nantes is that you do not face them alone, we have the help of organizations such as Chercheurs Etrangers à Nantes who have the solution to almost every problem you face including visa, language or knowing your new city, etc. » Lire ce témoignage