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RIT Global

Spend a month living in Rennes, France, and studying French language and culture at the prestigious INSA Rennes with other international students. INSA is known internationally as one of the best Engineering colleges in Europe. In this program, students will accompany an RIT faculty member and take one engineering course for 3 credits and an additional 6 credits (for transfer) in French language and culture. Rennes is in Brittany and just 1.5 hours from the coast and four hours to Paris which makes it an accessible jumping-off point for personal travel. 

The application deadline for the summer 2024 program has been reached. Contact the faculty director to inquire about next year's program (Matt Marshall,


  • Engineering students can complete an RIT Engineering Economy course while immersing in French culture.
  • Experience French university life while studying for four weeks at INSA.
  • Further develop your French language skills.
  • Take courses that can count towards a French immersion at RIT.

Program Term: Summer
Travel Dates: May 16 - June 17, 2024
Credits: 3


  • ISEE 345 - Engineering Economy (3 RIT credits)
  • French Language (3 transfer credits)
  • French Culture (3 transfer credits)

Pre-requisites: For French language - 4 years HS French or Beginning French 1 at RIT (you can take Beginning French 1 in spring 2024).
Open to all undergraduate KGCOE majors. Other STEM majors will be considered if space allows.

Application deadline: February 18, 2024

Program Cost: Student budget worksheet (2024 program) - outlines all program costs. Take a copy of the budget to a meeting with RIT financial aid to determine how your aid may apply towards program costs.


To Apply

Applications are currently closed for this program.



9 Credits (3 RIT credits, 6 INSA credits)
Language of Instruction: 
English, French
Course Discipline: 
Open To: 

RIT students only