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Rennes, France


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

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

Requirements:
  • Overall GPA- 2.75 or higher
  • GPA 3.0 or higher in French Language
  • 4 semesters of college-level French or equivalent
  • Students with intermediate to advanced-level French language skills.
  • Students must have an independent, self-motivated attitude.

Academics:
  • CIEE Rennes offers a combination of French language and content courses taken at CIREFE and the Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II.
  • Students take 14 credits (min.) to 18 credits (max), but usually between 16 to 18 credits per semester. 
    • Required preliminary language and culture course (2 credits) followed by a placement exam.
    • Required language course at the appropriate level of placement. (Levels A1-C2, average 6 credits)
    • Three to five content courses which are 2 - 3 credits each. Students placed in advanced levels will take one to two content courses, depending on their credit load. Content courses include UHB courses.

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.

Housing: 
  • 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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