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

Course Information
Semester Schedule
Transportation and Documents

Views from Abroad

    Serena Henny & Samanatha McIntyre
    Rahel Belete

    At A Glance

    Term: Fall or Spring

    Program Level: Undergraduate

    Program Type: Academic

    Major(s): Language, Humanities

    Language Requirement: Intermediate French

    Cumulative GPA Requirement: 2.5

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    Mireille Le Breton

    Mireille Le Breton

    Associate Professor of French in Foreign Languages & Literature
    Golisano Academic Center 391
    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 …