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Choose France Tour 2023

Choose France Tour 2023

  In continuation of the mutual commitment to strengthen people-to-people ties, the French government is organizing its educational initiative, Choose France Tour 2023, in Delhi. This event coincides with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit as the chief guest for France's National Day on July 14 and is being held in the presence of Mme Lise Talbot Barré, Consul General of France in Pondicherry and Chennai.

This year the Choose France Tour is taking place from October 8 to October 15 in Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi, and Mumbai. This event is being organized by the French Institute in India (l’InstitutFrançais en Inde), the educational, cultural, and scientific wing of the Embassy of France in India, in collaboration with Campus France, a French government sector organization. Additionally, it is being supported by Alliance Française.

Speaking about the Tour, Mr Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Country Director, The French Institute in India, said, “Welcoming Indian students to our academic institutions will lay the foundation for cultural comprehension and lifelong friendship between our two nations. Besides, it will also enrich our classrooms with diverse perspectives.”He added: “In addition to boosting student exchanges, the fairs will also help Indian students explore practical ways for seeking job opportunities in France after graduating there.”

In August, France announced new initiatives that not only included the 30,000-student target but also encompassed the creation of ‘international French classes’ and the introduction of a '5-year validity short-stay visa for Indian Alumni Furthermore, Indian students holding a Master’s degree or higher will be eligible for a 5-year validity short-stay Schengen visa after completing their first semester.