I’m Denise Arico. I got the opportunity to do a postdoc at the Laboratoire de Recherche en Sciences Végétales. I came from Argentina, I crossed the Atlantic Ocean and the Equator to arrive in Toulouse for the first time; alone with my luggage and without speaking French. You feel a mixture of sensations, from the adrenaline rush of a new start away from your beloved home and folks, to the overwhelming process of getting settled, with the difficulties of having the language barrier. And everything in between, it is exciting and reckless at the same time. Luckily, I found very kind people who helped me and made me feel welcome. My supervisor opened a Toul’Box account for me so that I could have assistance in the search of apartment, the transport card, the SIM chip for the mobile phone, the opening of the bank account and all the administrative procedures. It was much easier to go through all this with Toul’Box. And I was really pleased to have someone behind the computer who guided me in my first weeks in France, and who I could ask for information and advice whenever something unforeseen happened."
Thanks to the Toul’Box Team! - DENISE ARICO
"Grâce à vous, nous avons eu de très bons repères pour les premiers jours sur Toulouse. En plus, vous nous avez permis d'avoir une meilleure visibilité des étapes qui restent à passer (pour les titres de séjour) et des démarches à réaliser (notamment pour la sécurité et la CAF, ...), afin que nous soyons bien installés durablement et en conformité avec les dispositions en vigueur. Merci de tout cœur pour tout.” - Misa RAZAFINDRAKOTO
"My move to Toulouse wouldn't have been nearly as smooth without the help of the Toul'Box team. On top of helping me secure student housing before I even arrived, they helped me set up a bank account, validate my visa,and get a SIM card within days of my arrival. I am still blown away at how easy and organized my move was and I know that it would have been magnitudes more stressful without the Toul'Box package. Thank you for making my move an easy one, Toul'Box!" - Lauren ANDERSON