35% of the students left for a destination outside Europe as part of the GO-LaSalle program.
To offer the opportunity to all 3rd year student-engineers to carry out an international mobility at the beginning of the engineering cycle, such is the ambition of the GO-LaSalle program, set up in 2018.
The GO-LaSalle program has 3 objectives:
- To develop multicultural, intercultural and linguistic skills;
- Enriching technical and scientific skills;
- To integrate sustainable development objectives.
This program currently enables 430 students from the Beauvais, Rennes and Rouen campuses to discover another study context and to open up to other cultures. Although European destinations are still popular with students, nearly 35% have chosen another continent, with North America and Oceania in the lead. South America, Africa and Asia are the next most popular destinations.
A sustainable development dimension
Beyond a simple international experience, GO-LaSalle raises students' awareness of sustainable development issues through the GO-LaSalle4SD project. During their semester abroad, each student-engineer must devote between 90 and 120 hours to carrying out a project useful for the environment and/or society, within an association or by participating in a research project conducted by the host university.
This work is then subject to a critical analysis on 5 priority issues:
- Climate and energy ;
- Biodiversity, food and health
- Water, soil and resources;
- Cities and territories;
- Lasallian commitment and social justice.
The objective is to bring students to reflect on their apprehension and understanding of the challenges of sustainable development and social responsibility.
All the campuses concerned in 2024
Launched in 2018 with only the Agronomy and Agro-industry engineers, the GO-LaSalle program has gradually been extended to other engineering courses and now concerns all the student-engineers on the Beauvais, Rennes and Rouen campuses.
From 2023, the first students in Amiens will be able to take part in the program on a voluntary basis, before it is extended to all 3rd year student-engineers in the Energy and Digital fields the following year, for the 2024-2025 academic year.