Rennes School of Business in Brittany welcomes international full-time or exchange students, from all over the world. Exchange students can either register for classes using transfer credit or as part of a double degree at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, according to the agreement between their home institution and Rennes School of Business and the level of their studies.
At the beginning of each academic year (in September or January), exchange students benefit from a dedicated orientation week in order to prepare them for a successful stay abroad. The programme includes a welcome session to meet the international mobility team and the Aloha Fair team is available to help students with the various administrative formalities required on arrival (housing procedures, social security, bank & loan information, tips on learning French, student life, transport network etc.). Students then have a dedicated IT class to master the school’s digital tools and participate in the City Game to help them discover Rennes while having fun!
Let’s meet Thibaut and Pauline from the International Mobility Team at Rennes School of Business:
“Hi everyone, I’m Thibaut Plonquet, an International Studies Officer from The International Mobility Team at Rennes School of Business. Having had the experience of being exchange students ourselves in different parts of the world, we’ve been through all the steps that you are about to take. We will therefore do our best to give back what we experienced when we studied abroad: a warm welcome, student care, good advice and academic and logistic support. We truly hope that you will be able to make the most of your experience with us and look forward to seeing you soon!”
“Hello everyone! I am Pauline Cotard, I am in charge of the academic studies of exchange students. This means that if you choose to study at Rennes School of Business, we will have the opportunity to meet. I am sure that you will love spending a semester or a year in Brittany! The sports, food, culture and much more will help you feel good both on and off-campus. Kenavo! See you soon!”
Regularly ranked as one of the youngest and most vibrant student cities in France, Rennes welcomes around 70,000 students every year. Locals love to mingle with them in one of the city’s many bars, restaurants and clubs.
Rennes is located in the northwest of France and has a marine climate. French people usually like to joke about the rainy weather in Brittany… but we only say that to avoid mass tourism on our beautiful sandy beaches in the summer!
Luckily, we have a brand new train station that links Rennes to Paris in just 1h30 by high-speed train. We also have an international airport that travels to numerous destinations in France and Europe.
With over 90 nationalities on campus, Rennes SB is the perfect destination for English speakers. Outside the School, you can get by with a few simple phrases like “Bonjourrr”, “Merrrci” or “Galette saucisse, s’il vous plait” (a galette saucisse is a type of traditional street food in Rennes)!
The first thing to do is to check whether your home institution has a partnership agreement with Rennes School of Business. If it does, simply get in touch with the exchange coordinator of your home institution to enquire about the requirements for an academic exchange at Rennes SB.