Programs in France
ESC Rennes School of Business
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Class standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- Restrictions: None, open to all SUNY students
Rennes is a vibrant capital city of Brittany, which is known for its rich history and gastronomy. The region offers access to some of the best of aspects of French culture and is located only two hours from Paris by train. For more information about things to do in Rennes, please check out: Brittany Tourism, Trip Advisor, and Lonely Planet.
Rennes offers an interesting selection of business courses taught in English, along with French language and culture classes. All while in a dynamic international setting known for economic activities in biotechnology, transport, luxury goods, and more. Check ESC Rennes's website for more information regarding courses available at Rennes.
Typically students rent private accommodation while studying at ESC Rennes. There is a Welcome Team on campus that can provide students with resources to assist them in their housing search, but students must reserve accommodation directly. Students are encouraged to reserve housing as soon as they are accepted into the program.
As of August, there will be a new residence campus open for international students that will be situated very close to ESC Rennes.
Students with physical or learning disabilities, should contact the Global Education Office to find out more about the specific services available. You can also check out the video below to learn more about the number of support services that are available to you at Rennes during your arrival as well as your semester long stay.
Financing a study abroad program is one of the most important aspects to consider before applying. Please refer to the budget sheet below to review a detailed cost estimate for the program, which includes costs you are billed for through SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as those you must plan for, but pay directly, such as a flight and accommodation. Estimates are subject to change at any time. If you have questions about the estimate, please contact the Global Education Office.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, aid (NYS TAP, etc.), and loans, may be applied to study abroad programs. It is important that you visit the financial aid office at your home campus to discuss your eligibility prior to applying. Please share the cost estimate for your program with your financial aid office. Please note that all students participating in a Plattsburgh program are automatically enrolled and billed for a SUNY international health insurance policy through United Health Care (UHC).
SUNY Plattsburgh students are able to apply for various SUNY Plattsburgh scholarships each semester. Scholarship applications can be accessed as an optional component of your study abroad application. Please keep in mind that scholarship and study abroad applications are due at the same time.
The first step of the application process is to complete the SUNY Plattsburgh study abroad application and submit all additional materials, which include official transcripts, academic references, and a study statement.
Please note that a student visa is required to study in France. In most cases, U.S. citizens may apply online. This is a lengthy process and requires an in-person appointment at the appropriate consulate, which is usually in New York City. Students should consider visa processing times when applying for a program.