Historic Rennes is located in Brittany, the northwestern region of France, about 190 miles from Paris. Brittany is known for its fascinating mixture of French and Celtic cultures. The heart of Rennes reveals architectural treasures from the 14th through the 19th centuries. A university town, Rennes is home to more than 45,000 students, with a total population of 250,000. For several years, it has been the top-rated town in many national magazine surveys about the quality of life in France.
Course of Study
The French Language Studied Abroad (FRN 204T, 207T)
An intensive study of modern French with emphasis on speaking and writing.
Contemporary France (FRN 208T)
Choose from a variety of courses, depending on placement, including Art History, French Cinema, Economics, Phonetics, and French Literature.
Readings in French and Francophone Culture (French 306T)
France and the French of today as reflected in selected literary works from the Middle Ages to the present.
- Successful completion of Intermediate French II (FRN 201) before the term abroad.
Students will be placed with a host family during their stay in Rennes.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
- February: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
- Spring term: Orientation meetings
- September: Program begins
- December: Program ends