The ESU Loire Valley has been taking part in the ESU International Public Speaking Competition (IPSC) every year since 2012. This competition is the highlight of the ESU international calendar. It is the largest public speaking competition in the world and currently involves over half a million students in more than 50 countries.
It takes place in London in May each year and represents one of the clearest manifestations of the goals of the ESU: to encourage cultural exchange and help young people to become confident communicators.
Alongside visits to London tourist attractions and to the theatre, the organisers work hard to ensure that the candidates experience activities that will enhance their speaking skills and will enable cultural exchange and new friendships to develop between them.