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The International Student Club is a group of French students putting effort into welcoming and integrating foreign students in the « Lyon way of life ». We are a cohesive and dynamic team that always tries to challenge ourselves by organizing original and attractive events. Our main aim is to welcome and help international students in their daily life. We provide them with the basic information before their arrival, and then we’re accompanying them to overcome the accommodation, administrative or language obstacles. Therefore, we’re offering them the support and the advices they need to start their new “Lyonnaise” life. Nevertheless, we also consider ourselves responsible for organizing cultural and social events to entertain the international students and to make them discover the French student life. We’re also organizing cultural visits and trips around France (to Paris or even to the mountains for some ski) but we also make a point on organizing entertaining events. In few words, we’re a student association with the aim of making Foreign students’ journey one to remember forever!


If you would like to take part in an association, there are a number of different student associations at ESDES which are open to International students. These are listed below. Please contact them directly for more information.

International Students Club
ISC is a group of 40 voluntary students from the ESDES business school that help international students to enjoy their time in Lyon.
The association assists students with banking, sorting out administrative duties, setting up transport cards, discovering Lyon and meeting new people. Some ISC members have already been on their exchange so they know what international students may expect studying abroad.
ISC organizes events such as parties, international dinners, photo contests, and cultural visits throughout the semester.

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President: Betz Melanie
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Hand Joy is a small association that helps other social associations by providing logistical support, organizing events and raising funds. We have around 15 students involved in our association and our strategy is to keep a small number of student which is the association’s strength because everybody shares the workload and no one has predefined roles.
During the year, Hand Joy organizes some events: First, we have created a project called “une note, un sourire” which goal is to sing for people in a retirement home. What’s more, the association also organizes a child's dream for children who are hospitalized. For example, this year Hand Joy offered a ticket for the musical comedie “les Choristes” to Léonie, her sister and her father. It was an amazing moment for her and for all the members of the association. Then we also provided our help to the event “salon des vacances” which was organised by ALGED.

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President: Devisme Constance
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Boutique ESDES
BOUTIQUE ESDES is an association that sells goods to french and international students. From mugs to sweatshirts you might find something to bring back home!

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President: Kerneis Barbara
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Enactus is an association which aims to act for societal progress by using entrepreneurship. Thus, our association responds to social, environmental or societal needs.
Currently, we have 4 projects:
1. FRESH & GONES which distributes baskets of fruits and vegetables grown by social reintegration to members of UCLy
2. LES ROUES DE L'ESPOIR, whose goal is to make children aware of the dangers of the road through an application and a board game
3. SOURIS CLIC which organizes computer courses provided by students for seniors
4. GREEN & CO which is the last project and wants to set up activities in order to make children aware of respect for the environment
If you want to join 1 of our 4 teams, do not hesitate to contact us on our Facebook page : Enactus ESDES. Enactus ESDES members can not wait to welcome you !

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President: Marino Tom
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Oxygène ESDES is an association of 50 members which organizes events for disadvantaged children from Lyon and around. Two major events take place every year:
1. "Un Noël Glacé Mille Enfants Gâtés": An afternoon dedicated to the theme of Christmas at the Charlemagne’s ice rink in Lyon. 1000 children come to this event to enjoy a special moment with a show (ice dancing, magic, dance...), Santa Claus and receive gifts and snacks at the end of the afternoon.
2. "Enygma": A smaller event with 100 children during spring. During an afternoon, children participate in activities within various themes like sports, culture, etc.
Oxygène ESDES is an outstanding experience, some unforgettable moments with a motivated and dynamic team waiting for you!

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President: Menguy Alix
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The UAE is the Associations Union of ESDES that has 6 missions:
1. Federate and coordinate all ESDES associations together
2. Manage the budget allocated to associations by giving grants or cash advances according to projects
3. Help and offer support to associations in their projects as well as difficulties they may come across
4. Represent the associations of ESDES within UCLY, the Fédé K’to and the Federation of Lyon students (FEL).
The UAE is the principal contact regarding questions on the community life in ESDES. Throughout the year, the UAE is in charge of organizing the associations forum, the BDE campaigns and leads the ESDES team during the Fédé K’to challenge.

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President: Dessaint Albert
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BDE Hit The Road
 Our association is called " Hit The Road ". Every year, 2 future associations have a campaign during a week to make students vote for them at the end of the week. During this week, they will have to perform a chorea in amphitheaters in front of almost all ESDES' students, then being in the hall of the school. They will have to cook, organize activities, a big party and deliveries for students. Afterwards, students will judge which association has been the best and vote for them. Then next year, they will be in charge of every party and the integration week-end. We are here to connect new students to actual students, and make students feel comfy and confident in the school. Our goal is to organize an integration week-end for almost 700 students, including 1st year to 5th year students. Within this association 35 students are involved for the student life of the school. We are in charge of organizing student parties from September to April. This is an opportunity for the 35 students involved to participate in a unique experience.

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President: Antonin Pros
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 BDS What The Fox
 BDS (Student Sport Union) of ESDES aims to develop sport into the University. We have many challenges to accomplish each year:
• Organize registration for ESDES Sport Teams and support them.
• Develop local event
• Develop inter-school event
Our Name is WTF (What The Fox), and you are welcome to come for a coffee and why not be a part of this great Association !

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President: Antoine Koechlin 
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 The AIM is an association for educational purposes composed of financial workshops. It offers a stock market experience through understanding of financial markets, and allows students to participate in a society study group. The association is available from the 3rd year for any student interested in the world of finance! AIM is also an investment club with 11 active members.
• Allow students to enrich their financial culture by being in contact with the financial markets during their studies at ESDES (Weekly News and Flash note).
• Provide students with a professional view of the market by addressing more technical and specialized subjects with the organization of conferences.
• Develop partnerships with financial professionals to benefit from internship offers for students interested in the world of finance.

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President: Sonnet Hugo
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 Ski Club
 The proximity of the ski resorts gives the ESDES Ski Club an essential role in the sport life of the school. The team is composed of 27 highly motivated students for organizing numbers of events related to sliding sport throughout the season.
Our goal is to take an advantage of our proximity to the alpine resorts to a larger amount of university students by offering quality services and attractive prices. Our team, young and dynamic, is the image of our school. The association, thus, serves students but also companies.
Put on your suits, put on your skis, and join them quickly on the slopes!

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President: Claudel Klara
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 We are Showbise, a group of 35 students with a common passion for music, theatre, comedy, and art in general. Our main goal for the year is to create an entire show, written, staged and played by students from Showbise.
However, besides the amazing final show that we propose, during all the year, we are creating a lot of artistic events and projects, like our famous Karaoke/ Blind test, or our legendary Jam Session.
You’re don’t know what a Jam Session is ? It is THE opportunity for everybody to become a one night star with our open and shared stage and our wonderful musicians whose are ready to put the place in fire along with you.
This year in exclusivity, we created our own calendar 2018 with the god and goddess from Showbise. If you weren’t convinced that Showbise members are great and beautiful…

We are looking for many different artistic profiles, so if you feel like you’re already one of us, if you love singing, acting, playing music or get dressed and costume your friends, filming or even doing make-up, don’t hesitate anymore and contact us to join us. We are a big family looking for more people to share artistic passion with.

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President: De La Broise Arnaud
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 Like any other great school that respects itself, the ESDES has its pompon girls… This group of dynamic esdessiennes is always there to support ESDES at sport events, especially for the football matches or the club nights.
Cheerleaders, superficial? Do not talk to them about this unfortunate thing! Being pompom is primarily a state of mind. It’s not only to wear the colors of ESDES loudly and clearly at the student events, but also to learn to trust each other, to focus and to be rigorous.

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President: Gerbet Laura
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 ESDES Junior Conseil
 The EJC is the ESDES Junior Business: it is an association with an economic and educational vocation. It operates as a consulting firm made up of students who invest in studies for companies, associations and individuals.

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President: Gutmann Gabriel
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 BDA Bizz'Art
 The arts office's goal is to promote and bring all kind of arts and culture into the University. Let's play music together or join us to participate to our numerous projects !

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President: Milioti Anthony
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 ICEO Club Voile
 Between Rhône and Saone, water is everywhere in Lyon. And even if the sea is not close, the ESDES still has its sailing club: ICEO. With 170 crews coming from 5 different continents, ICEO aims to participate in the EDHEC cruise race, the biggest sport event for students.
Gathering 3 different trophies (Sea, Land and Sand), the CCE is an unmissable event in the life of Grand Schools. On the water as well as on the land, ICEO intends to distinguish itself from other French and European Schools and to represent ESDES.
So, forward sailors….

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President: Cadier Anne-Sophie
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 ESDES Racing Club
 ESDES Racing Club is an association specializing in student humanitarian car rallies (4L Trophy, Argentina Trophy…). Our aim is to gather human, material and financial resources to help as many students as possible to fulfill this amazing adventure.

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President: Micolaud Alexandre
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Carré Bleu Records
Carré Bleu Records is a student label created by electronic music enthusiasts and whose purpose is to share that passion with greater numbers.
In fact, CBR advocates the diversity and eclecticism in electro. This passion pushed a students band to the desire to become actors involved in the full ebullient world today.

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President: Bourges Delphine
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 ESDES Conférence
Our association is Esdes Conference : Sensitiring to tomorrow world.

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President: Arnaud Marie
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 Média ESDES
 At Media ESDES we develop internal media at school in order to communicate student life information among students.
The association is composed of 5 poles:
• The Magpie: the monthly school newspaper made by students for students
• The Click: the video pole of the association. Web series Eratum, tutorials, surveys
• The Peak: the photo pole that takes care of immortalizing the events
• The Web: takes care of maintaining the site and the social networks of the association
• The Sponsors: or “Sharks” that are looking for and finding the funding for all these projects to realize

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President: Quillet Jules
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 The New Locals
 The New Locals is an association thriving for sustainable development at the Catholic University of Lyon. Our mission is to engage with other students to make our campuses more efficient in terms of energy and waste. We organise conferences, infrastructural projects, get involved in student competitions and all sorts of party/food events. So what are you waiting for? If you love nature and wish to impact people around you then our association is your new home...

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President: Pavy Romain
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