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Rennes, France

Rennes, capital of Brittany, 213,000 inhabitants, is a one-of-a-kind city in the west of France. Located 1,5 hour from Paris and one hour from Mont Saint-Michel, Rennes is a lively, attractive, affordable and safe city. Rennes has been elected «best city to live in France» by the 2016 European Community Survey. It is famous for its world-class culture, vibrant nightlife, fascinating history, great shopping and beautiful architecture. Rennes is also the largest student city in western France and a major research cluster. Whatever your interests, the city has something to offer you. Get a taste of French culture and gain an in-depth experience of life in another country.

University of Rennes 1



  • Students have the option of applying for traditional apartment/dorm style housing on campus
  • Students may choose to find their own housing arrangements.
  • Rennes 1 housing information.

Program Requirements

  • GPA Requirement: 2.75
  • Student must be in good disciplinary standing
  • Program offered to juniors and seniors

Application requirements

  • Complete the Preliminary Study Abroad Application
    • After this application is submitted a study abroad advisor will be in touch to go over the next steps in the application process.
  • All FSC students studying abroad for a semester/year are required to meet with a study abroad advisor in the Office of International Education and Programs prior to completing their program specific application.
    • OIEP is located on the 3rd floor of Laffin Hall, room 320

Important Dates


Application Deadline

Program Start Date

Program End Date

Spring 2018

October 15th 

January 8th

April 22nd

Fall 2017

April 15th

September 4th

December 22nd