The meeting point will be at Mazamet (Tarn, France) Train Station, on Sunday July 1st. For those reaching Toulouse by airplane (probably the most direct connection from the US): take tram Line 1 to the Palais de Justice station (terminus of the line), and the metro L2 to “Marengo SNCF” station, and there take a train to Mazamet (6 trains between 11.44 am and 5.40 pm on July 1st).
For students reaching Toulouse from Paris by train, change train at Toulouse-Matabiau station towards Mazamet. Mazamet is 40 km away from Saint-Pons, but is the nearest train station. Pick-up by staff members will be organized according to the hour of arrival of the students, in two or three rotations.
If you missed your connection or your flight is delayed, or if you have any other problem, please call or text project director immediately. A local emergency cell phone number will be provided to all enrolled students.
US citizens do not need visa to enter France for stay up to 90 days, including short academic visits. France is part of the Schengen agreement. Immigration officer may ask you to show sufficient funds for your stay and a return ticket. No vaccines are required.
Citizens of other countries are asked to check with the French Embassy website page at their home country for specific visa requirement.