Information for term Summer Intensive French Language
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: May 25 – Jul 20, 2020 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
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Immerse yourself in the medieval flavor, idyllic setting, and rich culture of Rennes, the capital of Brittany. Here, you'll have the unique opportunity to experience life as a Breton while polishing your intermediate to advanced French language skills through our committed approach to linguistics. Improve your French while discovering the historical culture and broad heritage of Brittany.
Live with a French family
and share daily meals with them.
Take language classes
that are perfect for your level.
to help the local community.
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You’ll be in good company in the old city center of Rennes - 30 percent of the population is students. By day, explore the charming timber houses, cafés, narrow streets, and stone roads. By night, experience the vibrant nightlife and visit the theater, opera, orchestra, and cinemas. Summer is a particularly lovely time to visit - in July, the "Festival des Tombées de la Nuit," packs the streets with people enjoying meals in outdoor cafes and free entertainment.
Possible destinations for excursions are:
- Overnight weekend trip to the Cornouaille region, or the northwestern coast of Brittany or Normandy.
- Excursion to Mont Saint-Michel, an abbey and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Excursion and exploration of Saint Malo, Brittany’s privateers’ haven and beautiful walled city.
- Volunteering. 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.
- Peer-to-peer tutoring. At the Franco-American Institute in Rennes, brush up on your language skills by chatting with French conversation partners or joining a French book club.
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Students live in carefully chosen French homes in Rennes or nearby suburbs. Host families provide breakfast and dinner, all weekend meals, and internet access. On weekdays, students purchase lunch at local cafés, crêperies, or restaurants in downtown Rennes.
Homestays: Students eat weekday breakfasts and dinners, and all weekend meals at their place of residence. Lunches may be purchased at local cafés, crêperies, or restaurants in Rennes.
Where You'll Study
INSTITUTE LANGUE ET COMMUNICATION OF RENNES
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What you need to knowThe program details
The CIEE Summer Intensive French Language program in Rennes is geared toward students with intermediate- to advanced-level French skills who want to make significant gains in French language in a short period of time. Students take three French language courses, focused on language, oral communication, and reading and writing. All CIEE courses are taught by professors who specialize in second-language teaching methodology at a private institute conveniently located in the city’s historic center. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
Before the start of the program, students must have completed three semesters of college-level French or equivalent, and must take an online preliminary language placement test.
Students agree to speak only French during the program to encourage language and cultural acquisition.
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Students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.
3 semesters of college-level French or equivalent.
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Total credit: 10 U.S. semester/15 quarter credits
- CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
- Intermediate French Oral Communication and Advanced French Oral Communication courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Three language classes at their level (intermediate or advanced); language placement test will determine the level.
Summer 2020 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
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Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
- MSI Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
YOUR FEE INCLUDES:
- Some meals
- Mandatory orientation – an introduction to Rennes culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
- Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
- Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
- 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
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2020 8 weeks||Deadline Passed||May 25, 2020||Jul 20, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $6,353 **
Housing = $1,530 ***
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $8,350
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $600
International Airfare = $1,200 †
Local Transportation = $80 ††
Books & Supplies = $5 †††
Personal expenses = $750Total Estimated Costs = $2,635
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
†† Monthly bus/metro pass approximatly 34 euros/month
††† Language & Communication Institute provides course material packages to students
To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.
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