The international experience

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The engineering students at ITECH have 5 possibilities to do an international experience:

  • International Experience (summer job, au pairing, humanitarian mission) at the end of 1st Year (6 to 13 weeks)
  • Technical internship at the end of 2nd Year (2 to 3 months)
  • End of studies internship at the end of 3rd Year (5 to 6 months)
  • Exchange semester in a partner university
  • Option 1 year or at least 6 months abroad (university or company) between 2nd and 3rd year.

Students doing their internship abroad are mainly in a company:

  • 30% of each class of students go abroad for more than 6 months:
    • Within an industrial immersion between 6 and 12 months
    • Within the case of an end of studies project (5 to 6 months)
  • 25% go for 2 to 3 months:
    • International internship at the end of 1st year
    • Or a technical internship at the end of 2nd year

For European destinations, students benefit from European grants “Leonardo/ERASMUS.”

For other world destinations, students can benefit from the regional grant EXPLO’RA.


I lived for 2 and a half years in Lausanne, Switzerland. I worked at Sicpa, leader in the security inks market. This position represented for me a gateway into the working world. Don’t be afraid to become an expat to find your first job. In a company, be creative and concise. It will be the key to your success. Choose a small to medium company if you like taking initiatives and being autonomous. Build your professional network and keep a maximum of contacts.


ITECH 2009 YEAR (Formulation Chemistry)
Current company: Hologram industries