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The capital of Brittany is one of the country’s most livable cities and a major center for France’s growing tech industry. It’s also one of the country’s most festive cities with an abundance of arts, culture, and musical events.
- CIEE Rennes is located at the Université Rennes 2, one mile northwest of downtown and just an 8-minute metro ride from the historic center.
- Past excursions and activities include a tour of Mont Saint-Michel, and tours of historic castles of the Loire Valley including Amboise - where Leonardo da Vinci is buried.
- Students can give back to the host community by helping French children with their English at the Franco-American Institute, and/or keeping elders company in a local retirement home.
Improve your French while discovering the historical culture and broad heritage of Brittany this summer. Explore cafés and stone roads, experience the vibrant nightlife and enjoy the "Festival des Tombées de la Nuit," in July that packs the streets with people enjoying meals in outdoor cafes and free entertainment.
This immersion program is geared for students with intermediate to advanced-level French skills who want to perfect these skills and improve their knowledge of French culture and society with a combination of French language and content courses.
CIEE Scholarships and Grants
CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.