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  • Locations: Rennes, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Winter-Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter-Spring 2022 10/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission 01/10/2022 05/21/2022

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Fulfills University Studies Requirement: Yes, Reporting Live Supplemental Course
Program Description:

Program Overview CIEE Renne

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.

Program Focus

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.

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Program Provider CIEE
Program Dates Current CIEE Calendar

Fall Semester with CIEE = Fall Quarter at PSU
Spring Semester with CIEE = Winter & Spring Quarters at PSU
Areas of Study Explore the courses offered on this program

This program is a good fit for the following majors:
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Culture
  • European Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Humanities
  • Liberal Arts
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Theater Arts
  • Urban Studies and Planning
Credits Fall:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Winter/Spring:  Students enroll in 24 quarter credits
Academic year:  Students enroll in 48 quarter credits
Capstone Option Reporting Live Capstone available during Fall & Spring Quarters
Language of Instruction  French
Host Country Language  French
Housing Homestay
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Junior
  • Senior
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.50
French language GPA: 3.00

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.
Language Requirement 2 years of college-level French
Program Fee Click here to view the CIEE Program Fee

PSU Students receive automatic discounts on CIEE programs!
PSU Fees Click here to view PSU Fees

Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

CIEE Program Fee Includes the Following:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits