The France Term Abroad at University of Rennes-II engages Union students in intensive language courses and contemporary cultural studies. On top of a university experience, students live with, learn from, and enjoy the cuisine and camaraderie of host families in Rennes, one of France's five top-rated cities to live in according to the most recent national survey. A university town that welcomes over 60,000 students each year, Rennes hosts internationally recognized arts, music, theater, film, and technology festivals every fall, all of which enhance students' intellectual and personal growth.
Course of Study
This is a faculty-led program. Union students will take four courses, one of which (French 306T) is taught by the Union faculty leader.
The French Language Studied Abroad (FRN 204T, 207T)
An intensive study of modern French with emphasis on speaking and writing.
Contemporary France (FRN 208T)
Choose from a variety of courses, depending on placement, including Art History, French Cinema, Economics, Phonetics, and French Literature.
Readings in French and Francophone Culture (French 306T)
France and the French of today as reflected in selected literary works from the Middle Ages to the present.
Successful completion of Intermediate French II (FRN 201) before the term abroad.
Students will be placed with a host family during their stay in Rennes.
(For specific dates, contact the International Programs Office, Old Chapel, Third Floor.)
- January: Application deadline is the third Friday of winter term.
- February: Non-refundable deposit due at the Cashier's Office in McKean House, and receipt brought to the International Programs Office
- Spring term: Orientation meetings
- September: Program begins
- December: Program ends