In the heart of the largest European Technology cluster!
The campus hosts its own canteen, offering a pretty nice three-course meal for 8 euros as well as a snack bar for sandwiches and nibbles. You can also walk accros the road to the “Espace Saint-Philippe”, with its supermarket, restaurants, delicatessen and a Subway!
You have the whole French Riviera to visit: Cannes, Nice, Monaco to name a few. But also thanks to a unique geography, as well as the beautiful beaches, students are only 1 hour away from 3 skying resorts in the winter, Valberg being the nearest and most “homely”! The wonders of Provence are also by your doorstep. You can visit Marseille which is located few hours from Sophia. You cannot be in Sophia and not visit the Verdon Gorge, considered one of Europe’s most beautiful river canon (here for a Flickr overview). But why limit yourself to France when the Italian border and its stunning Riviera is less than one hour away?!
“Anima Sana In Corpore Sano” right? Well there’s a nicely equipped gym in the campus, and it’s free so no excuse then! Of course, as the typical working week of a DSTI student is made of 50hrs dedicated to science and technology, you still have “plenty” of opportunities to go to the beach with a nicely chilled bottle of Provence Rosé wine and just enjoy being there. For the club lovers, Nice is very (too?) lively but don’t discard Monaco too: albeit the “name”, it’s sometimes cheaper to go out (in style of course) there! And if you are more a “mountain” person, the National Park of Mercantour and it wonders can be accessed with a bus starting from Nice (around 1h30 drive).
Visual Journaling workshop
The relaxation room
Cleaning your mind: the gym
Preparing your mind
A night out at the Blue Lady Pub – Antibes
The campus is right next to the Sophia Agrobiotech from INRA (Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique) and they have a pack of beautiful and cuddly donkeys that you can go and pat after a maths-heavy class! The campus has a large park with walking paths, sun lougers, hammocks and even a “pétanque” field!
Our two campuses are virtually connected and classes are given to both campuses simultaneously! DSTI is a one big family, regardless the country from where you follow the course! Here you can see the two campuses.
Look at the temperature “record highs” on Wikipedia: there’s always a day when we can lunch outside, listening to the wonderful water jet from the campus pond. Granted this one above was easy: it was taken on September 23rd 2016!