English recap

Hi little biz’,

First off, congrats on your admission to INSA! We’re really happy to welcome you here and will do everything in our power to help you prepare for your arrival at INSA!

This website is here to help you learn nearly everything about INSA in advance! You may not have as much information as in the French version, but if you want, you can always translate the pages with ChatGPT. If some words don’t make sense, they might be French jokes… Anyway, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them (in English if you want) on Discord, and we’ll be happy to answer!


If you’re reading this English section, you probably don’t speak French, or you were in a non-French high school. Thus, you will have to come to INSA in August to attend Summer School! You’ll have classes nearly every day in science to have the same foundation as French students (and yes, they’re all in French unless you are in the SCAN section), so get ready to speak French nearly every day! But don’t worry, that month is really fun. You’ll be with all the other international students, and you’ll take part in the activities prepared by the BdE (the “Student Council”). During this month, you’ll live in an INSA building different from where you’ll live during the rest of the year (the A/B buildings). Don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to move your stuff.


Once Summer School is done, you will take part in what we like to call “integration week” or “inté,” just like the “classic” students, and be part of a “family,” that is to say, a group of people with the same interests as you! You will also be assigned a godfather, a 2nd year student, who will explain everything you need to know about INSA and will make your integration week as memorable as possible.

To find the best and most suitable godfather, someone you’ll get along well with, please fill out the following survey. Don’t neglect it; it’s very important!

If you’re in an international section, you will have the chance to get another godfather/godmother from that same section who will answer all your questions and make you feel more welcome.

Your Room

Once you’ve moved into the A/B building (where pretty much all First Year students live), you’ll discover your room and your new roommate = “your coturne”!! Unless you know another student who is coming with you to INSA, or you met someone during Summer School that you’ll vibe with, it’ll be someone completely random. Your room is a bit small (about 17m²) and includes two beds, two desks, a little fridge, and a tiny induction plate, as well as a bathroom. No oven, no microwave, and no toilets (they are in the corridor, and you share them with the people living on the same floor as you). If you want a better picture, check the French page, category “Ta chambre” (there’s a little room tour in it). Don’t worry, you’ll quickly get used to it!

Your year as an INSA student

At INSA, you’ll have many opportunities to be part of different associations. First, if you practice any sport at a pretty high level, you’ll be able to skip PE class and instead practice your sport at a pretty high level and take part in competitions. If you don’t want to commit as much, you can be part of other associations just for your own pleasure! If you’re not into sports, you can take part in theater, music, mechanics classes, or even cinema and art classes… Whatever your passion is, you’ll find something made for you. Take a look at our page “La vie associative”.

That’s it for this recap! We hope it helped you a bit.

We can’t wait to meet you in September!

The Website Team <3