Multilingual and intercultural since 1957

ISIT’s history is closely tied to the development of the European community.

A brief history of ISIT

1957: ISIT is founded, the same year as the Treaty of Rome is signed, with a mission to train professionals capable of bridging cultural divides in a new international context.

1981: ISIT joins the Conférence Internationale des Instituts Universitaires de Traducteurs et d’Interprètes (CIUTI), which brings together the world’s most prestigious translation and interpretating programs.

2005: ISIT joins the Fédération d’Ecoles Supérieures d’Ingénieurs et de Cadres (FESIC), which includes 27 engineering and management schools.

2006: ISIT degrees are granted graduate level status by the French government.

2008: ISIT highlights graduates working in the fields of intercultural communication and management.

2009: ISIT joins the European Master’s in Translation (EMT) network, a quality label created by the European Commission.

2010: ISIT and the United Nations (UN) sign a memorandum of understanding to promote access to language careers in the UN. ISIT joins the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles (CGE). The school signs a protocol to become a part of the Banque d’épreuves littéraires (BEL) for the Ecoles Normales Supérieures, which are among France’s top-tier schools.

2011: ISIT launches the first “Bridge to International Success,” Cordée HORIZONS. The school establishes a dual-degree program with the Beijing Language and Culture University (BLCU). ISIT teams up with HEDAC (Haute Ecole d’avocats de la Cour d’appel de Versailles) to set up a specific training program for intercultural legal communication.

2013: ISIT receives the French government’s stamp of approval for another 5 years. ISIT and the European Parliament sign a memorandum of cooperation.  

2014: ISIT is accepted into the European Masters in Conference Interpreting (EMCI) consortium for its degree in Conference Interpreting. ISIT and the U.S. Department of State sign a memorandum of cooperation.

2015: ISIT receives the qualification of établissement d’enseignement supérieur privé d’intérêt général (EESPIG).
ISIT and AEFE sign an agreement that enable students from French highschools abroad to apply to ISIT without entrance exams.
ISIT and Université Panthéon Assas – Paris II sign a partnership for the Lawyer-Linguist program.

2017 : ISIT receives the French government’s stamp of approval for another 5 years.