CIEE Rennes Liberal Arts
With its young population of 60,000 students, Rennes is a perfect setting for study in France. Just two hours west of Paris by train, Rennes is the capital of Brittany. Economically very dynamic, the city is known as a center for technology. The city offers an excellent variety of cultural events, with its national theater, opera, orchestra, numerous cinemas, soccer stadium, and skating rink. Rennes offers students an opportunity to learn the distinct Celtic traditions particular to this region of France.
The CIEE Study Center in Rennes opened in 1971, and is geared to students with intermediate French skills interested in perfecting their language abilities. The program offers a combination of French language and content courses taken at the CIREFE and the opportunity to take regular university courses at the Université de Haute Bretagne Rennes II (UHB).
During the first few weeks, students take an intensive CIEE language and culture course consisting of 30 hours of language and civilization coursework and 10 hours of cross-cultural analysis and cultural adaptation seminars. Immediately following this intensive program, and based on the results of a placement exam, students enroll in CIREFE and UHB classes.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Art, Art History, Culture, European Studies, Film Studies, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Literature, Music, Political Science, Sociology, TESOL, Theater Arts, Urban Studies and Planning
Overall GPA 2.75
French GPA 3.0
Language Skill: 2 years college level