ENS de Lyon proposes about twenty cultural, artistic, sports or civic associations and offers students the possibility, according to their desires, to cultivate or express themselves or to get involved in an associative project.
Click on a club to find out more about its activities.
ASSET, the school's international students' club, works hard to make sure you ease into your new life in Lyon in the best possible way. The club's activities include: an international dinner party, the "Tandem" language exchange program (practice your French around coffee), cultural outings, cooking classes, film projections...
Contact: asset.bureau [at] ens-lyon.fr (asset[dot]bureau[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)
The bureau des élèves (BDE) brings together a large number of students of ENS de Lyon around special events, parties and week-end trips -- staples include the Christmas ball, the annual Gala and the Garden Party, but also the Welcome weekend (Weekend d'Intégration) in September.
Contact: bde [at] ens-lyon.fr (bde[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)
Members of the sports association (AS) can attend lessons (tennis, badminton, yoga, etc.), go on hiking, skiing and climbing excursions, or simply take advantage of the campus facilities available 7 days a week (two gyms, one climbing wall, one tennis court, one fitness/dance room and two weights room with cardio machines).
Contact: sport [at] ens-lyon.fr (sport[at]ens-lyon[dot]fr)
BuL (bureau ludique/fun office) is an association that organizes many activities centered around playfulness and geek themes in general. It is composed of different clubs (Board Games, Role Playing Games, Anime, Geekorale, Murder and Lightsaber).
Contact: bul [at] listes.ens-lyon.fr (bul[at]listes[dot]ens-lyon[dot]fr)
The ENS de Lyon choir, which brings together students, teachers, researchers and staff but also people from outside the school, meets once a week and gives two series of concerts each year, in November and in May.
The club ENSenguida, founded in 2013, aims to promote Latin American culture in Lyon through meetings, movie screenings, debates, lectures, poetry contests, raffles... Any other ideas welcomed!
ENvertS is an ecological association whose activities include managing an AMAP (Association for the Maintenance of Peasant Agriculture) which delivers once a week local and peasant agricultural products to its members; conducting discussions with the administration to improve various ecological aspects of ENS de Lyon; organizing conferences, debates and screenings related to ecology and, more generally, ecological events and actions.