Support for integration

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Useful documents

The Bureau Lausannois des Immigrés (BLI) has a multilingual booklet providing essential information about life in Lausanne.

The BLI also organises a welcome and information session for new residents.

The City of Lausanne lists a range of courses available to help you when you arrive in Lausanne in the booklet Apprendre à Lausanne [Learn in Lausanne].

And do not forget the events organised by the Welcome Centre for you to meet your colleagues!


Learning French


L'École de français langue étrangère (EFLE) attached to the UNIL Faculty of Arts offers a full range of French courses for non-native speakers.

You need to be registered at UNIL in order to benefit from additional classes or follow courses leading to an EFLE qualification.

Holiday courses at l'UNIL

The Cours de Vacances (CVAC) are intensive French courses for non-native speakers (at all levels of proficiency) during the summer and winter holidays at UNIL. Participants should be over 17 years old.

Learning in tandem

The University’s Tandem programme helps participants find a partner in order to learn a language of their choice. Two people with different mother tongues learn from each other.

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Mrs Salomé Evard

Mrs Marcelina Klaus Gaillard

Tel. +41 21 692 60 27



Vivre à Lausanne 2023-EN-WEB.pdf

Château de Dorigny  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 60 27
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