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ISIT, an international school at home in the world

ISIT trains multilingual experts in intercultural management and communication. Our intercultural expertise and competitive degrees are recognized by institutions across a number of European and international networks.

An unparalleled international reputation

ISIT has always had an eye to the world. Founded in 1957, ISIT was created in response to France’s growing diplomatic need for translators and interpreters as the European community grew and international exchange intensified. The quality of an ISIT education rests on profound intercultural understanding and language expertise.

ISIT has ties to more than 200 universities throughout the world, through networks, consortia, student exchanges, research projects, international colloquia and publications, dual degree programs, consulting, and more.

ISIT is regularly called upon by local and international organizations to promote education, research and innovation in multilingual and intercultural fields.

In 2016, ISIT joined 3 major international networks:



An international student body

ISIT’s academic programs are only half the picture; our international mix of students is a point of pride. Every year, ISIT welcomes many international students, through academic exchanges, certificate and dual degree programs, and during our summer sessions.


Read the Erasmus+ Charter   

Read ISIT’s Erasmus+ policy 2021-2027 


ISIT has been awarded the Bienvenue en France Label for the quality of the welcome and support it offers to international students.

Label Bienvenue en France

An international credit mobility programme 

Thanks to its participation in the EU-funded Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) scheme, ISIT could over the 2016-20 period:

– fund the incoming academic mobility of 5 Chinese students, 3 American students and 3 Senegalese students at ISIT (one semester each)

– fund the outgoing academic mobility of 2 ISIT students at Kent State University in the United States (one semester each), and

– strengthen its academic and scientific partnerships with Canada (uOttawa), Colombia (EAN), Korea (HUFS) and Mauritius (Open University of Mauritius).

Under the same scheme, ISIT will fund by 2022 the outgoing teaching mobility of an ISIT professor at our partner university ESTEL in Dakar for an overall period of 28 days

A talented team 

  • General management is responsible for ISIT’s international strategy, and is also the school’s legal representative in all international partnerships.

Executive director: Tamym Abdessemed

  • International relations manages and organizes international projects, represents ISIT in international networks and contributes to building international partnerships. International relations also guarantees coordination and follow up of international exchanges .

Director of international development and accreditations: Sarah Bordes

International recruitment and partnerships officer : Christian Vargas Islas

International Mobility Officer: Nicolas Martin

  • The Academic director oversees the learning design of academic exchanges and internships, guarantees that rules regarding internships and exchanges are respected, and implements international dual degree partnership strategy.
  • Research directors prepare applications for European and international projects. They coordinate international research projects, oversee their successful completion, and represent ISIT at meetings and conferences. Research directors communicate research results throughout the world by participating in international research days and conferences as well as submitting ISIT research results to publications. They establish international research partnerships and joint thesis agreements.

Research director: Tamym Abdessemed