Combine your intermediate to advanced French language skills with the medieval flavor, idyllic setting, and rich culture of the capital of Brittany. Dive into university life with a combination of language and content courses taught in French at CIEE Rennes and our partner school, Université Rennes II. The Centre International Rennais d’Etude du Francais pour Etrangers (CIREFE) at Université Rennes II specializes in teaching French language and content courses to international students. Students can also earn credits teaching English as a foreign language in Rennes’ primary, middle, or high schools. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
during a three-day orientation before you set out for Rennes.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN FRENCH LIFE
by enrolling in a French university and living with a host family.
GET TO KNOW YOUNG FRENCH STUDENTS
as you earn credit and experience teaching at a Rennes school.
Tour of Mont Saint Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site
Day trip to the southwestern coast of Brittany to visit some of the most the picturesque communes in the region (fall)
Exploration of Saint Malo, Brittany’s privateers’ haven and beautiful walled city
Tour of historic castles of the Loire Valley including Amboise - where Leonardo da Vinci is buried (spring)
Teach English for Credit
Intern teaching English at a local primary, middle, or high school. Get rich experience, learn more about the French educational system, and immerse yourself in the community while earning teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) credit. Interested students must enroll in one methodology course conducted in French. Students are responsible for preparing a one-hour lesson in English per week. The final grade is based on lesson plans, homework assignments, and class observations. The resident director or teaching practicum instructor oversees the experience and evaluates the students’ performance. Note: Internship positions are limited.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
A three-day orientation in Paris to introduction you to French culture, your academic program, practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
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GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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Credit returns as TCU credit that applies towards the TCU GPA and counts towards a student’s major, minor, core, or elective credit hours. As part of their application, students must have their courses pre-approved on the TCU Credit Approval Form.
Students can typically find classes to satisfy major and minor elective credits; general electives; upper-division hours; and much of the TCU Core Curriculum, including FAR, HUM, SSC, HT, LT and RT. Semester students can also earn CA. It is harder to satisfy specific equivalencies for the major or minor and difficult to find NSC, MTH, OCO, and WCO. Students cannot receive CSV, GA, and WEM on these programs.
While abroad, students remain currently-enrolled, degree seeking students at TCU. Semester students enroll full-time in 12 – 18 credits. Summer students typically enroll in 3 or 6 credit hours.
TCU bills tuition and program fees for all TCU-Approved Programs to the TCU Student Account. However, students may need to pay CIEE, IES, or SIT directly for other incidental charges such as housing deposits, confirmation fees, textbooks or optional field trips.
Non-Refundable Enrollment Fee: Variable. Paid directly to CIEE, IES, or SIT to reserve your space in the program.
TCU Tuition: Semester students pay TCU block tuition. Summer students pay TCU tuition per credit hour. For current tuition rates, visit Costs & Refunds.
Program Fee: Includes CIEE, IES, or SIT housing and insurance fees. It may or may not include meals or other items. Consult the program-specific on the CIEE, IES, or SIT website for program fee breakdowns and exact fees.
Additional Expenses: For airfare, visa fees, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.
How to Apply
Good academic and disciplinary standing at TCU
Minimum 2.8 GPA for semester programs, although some programs require higher GPAs
At least two semesters at TCU by the start of the program
Any additional requirements listed on the CIEE, IES, or SIT websites
Click the "Complete Forms" button above to begin your Global TCU application. To continue working on an existing application, log onto www.global.tcu.edu and select the program from the homepage.
Complete the Program-Specific Application found on the CIEE, IES or SIT website.
Submit the Credit Approval Form to Reed 214. You can find the form on our How to Apply page.