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  • Locations: Rennes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
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  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: French Minimum GPA: 2.5
Housing: Homestay Area of study: French
Program College: Arts, Sciences & Engineering
Program Description:

Faculty-Led: French in France

Rennes, France
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Program Description

Rennes is a fascinating blend of a center of higher education and a rich tradition of legend and history. This capital of Brittany is a town of over 300,000 which is home to many universities and institutes and to electronics and telecommunications industries. In its historic center there are architectural reminders of its long history, from a portion of the medieval gate to the lovingly restored 18th century Parlement to the most modern of shopping centers. Rennes is both a modern city--only two hours from Paris by high-speed train--and a town attached to its Celtic roots. Rennes has had a sister city relationship with Rochester for more than 40 years and has long welcomed UR students to study . A short distance away are landing beaches of Normandy, the port city from which Cartier sailed to the new world and the ancient abbey of Mont St Michel. As one of the students remarked, "It was perfect for our study. It’s small enough so that it’s not too overwhelming, but large enough to not get bored."



FR 157/207: French in France
In this summer course in France students engage with French language and culture through a combination of excursions, museum visits, and language instruction. Classes in Rennes meet weekdays (except when there is an excursion) from 3-5pm: the first hour focuses on grammar; the second hour (after a 10 minute break) focuses on a literary reading. Grading is based on a combination of quizzes, a 5-page composition, and class participation.

Program Contacts

Julie Papaioannou, Associate Professor of Instruction in French
   Language Coordinator for French 


Total cost for program is $3,750 (does not include airfare or personal expenses)

Additional Information 


Scholarships for UR Faculty-Led Education Abroad Programs
UR Scholarships
University of Rochester students may be eligible to receive a scholarship for this Program. Read the Scholarships document in your Learning Content for details.
Other scholarships
There are many scholarships and funding sources, both need and merit-based, for education abroad, and we encourage you to apply.  Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
Do not wait until the last minute to research what you may be eligible for, as scholarships are competitive, and will not be awarded for poorly-written applications. Scholarships for short-term and summer programs, and for international students, are limited, so it’s especially important to begin looking for scholarships sooner, rather than later.  
Applications may require a copy of your official transcript, essays or personal statement, letters of recommendation, and financial aid information.
Note that RIG and Discover funding may be applicable to education abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.