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."

Send forms to the Program Director:

Candide Carrasco

Candide Carrasco

Professor of French in Foreign Languages & Literature
Golisano Academic Center 389