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Rennes, France

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Program Provider: 
Councils on International Education and Exchange (CIEE)

  • Spring Semester (January – May)
  • Fall Semester (Late August – December)

  • Overall GPA- 2.75
  • GPA 3.0 in French Language
  • 4 semesters of college-level French or equivalent

  • Students with intermediate to advanced-level French language skills with an interest in perfecting their language abilities.
  • Students initially take a required preliminary language and culture course (2 credits) followed by a placement exam.
  • CIEE Rennes offers a combination of French language and content courses taken at CIREFE and the Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II.
  • Students must have an independent, self-motivated attitude. 

Field Trips:
  • During the fall semester, there are two, two-day excursions. During the spring semester, there are both day-long and extended excursions.
  • A range of cultural activities and field trips which include an orientation in Paris, visits to museums, a city-tour of Rennes, theater performances, and group dinners.
  • In past semesters, students have participated in field trips to the southwestern coast of Brittany, beaches of Normandy, Mont Saint-Michell, and a tour of the castles along the Loire valley.

  • Students live with a host family while living in Rennes.

Rennes students by the sea culinary excursion
Student at Mont St. Michael
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