Center for International Education


This program offers an optimal setting to learn language effectively, take a wide range of courses, and participate in professional internships. The Université de Rennes hosts more than 450 students from at least 45 countries each year. It's located in Rennes, a city with about 60,000 students and 4,000 researchers that plays a key role in the economic development of the region.

Program Highlights:

  • Study abroad for one semester or a full year at the Université de Rennes.
  • Open to all majors; a French language course is required.
  • Internships available.
  • Daily contact with host families encourages students to speak French in an accepting environment.
  • The Université has one of the best international student programs in France, with support to help adjust to the academic and cultural life.
  • Numerous major cultural events and resources, including an International Music and Jazz festival, a National Theatre, and annual festivals.
  • Paris is just a train ride away.
  • Rennes is a sister city of Rochester, NY, and students studying with the Nazareth Rennes Program benefit in many cultural ways from this city-to-city connection.

Program Details

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Course Information
Semester Schedule
Costs and Financial Aid
Transportation and Documents
Living Accommodations
About Rennes
Paris and other Cultural Tours

Rahel Belete '16

"A group of students and I went to Basse- Normandy, France for the weekend. The photo was taken in Caen, a modern city with well kept historical roots as seen in this traditional castle, Abbaye aux Hommes."

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Candide Carrasco

Candide Carrasco

Professor of French, Co-Chair of Foreign Languages & Literature in Foreign Languages & Literature
Golisano Academic Center 389
October 19th
Hi my name is Catherine Tighe and I’m a French and Spanish major at Nazareth College.  This year I’m studying abroad in Rennes, France to learn the language and culture.  Here is a picture of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the Arc…
March 13th
Another early start to the day as we departed for Normandy. We drove to Bayeux where we met our local guide. We did not have enough time to visit the tapisserie - our day was very full. We were going to go to tour the D-Day beaches, starting at La Pointe …
March 12th
Very early, we all met up to board our motor coach and depart for the Brittany coast. Our first stop: Mont St. Michel, a magnificent abbey perched high on a mound of coastal earth and rock, completely surrounded by water at high tide. To reach the abbey, …
March 10th
The big day has finally arrived. This morning the official delegation met with the representatives of the president's office at the Université de Rennes 2. After breakfast we all took the subway to the University. President Braveman and Mrs Br…
March 7th
We arrived in Paris to early morning sunshine and not one cloud in the sky. We could even see part of the skyline from the plane. Ulrich, our wonderful guide, was waiting for us at the airport exit after customs. After some searching, we found our bus to …