Basma Aiouche ( Cl 214) is an Arts et Metiers and MIT alumna.
Here is her Monday Advice #4 to A&M students (enrolled in "parcours US" program):
When you have your embassy appointment to obtain your F1 student visa ( or J1 if you are going to pursue an internship in the US) , do not take any electronic device bigger than your phone. You will not be able to enter the embassy with other electonic devices but your cell phone.
Basma Aiouche full Louis Magne report (you need to sign up first): https://americanfriendsam.org/shasta-internship/shasta-2-0-for-students/student-reports.html
Resources for parcours US students: