Summer in France Costs & Scholarships

Reference this page for information about program costs and scholarship opportunitites.


The fee for the 2018 summer program is $6,600. The fee covers 6 law school credit hours, a studio apartment, class-related visits and enrichment activities, and some meals.

Program participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Nantes, transportation while in and around Nantes, and food during the program. Students are encouraged to make airline reservations well in advance.

Students who plan to cover the program costs through loans must apply for those funds at the law school where they are currently enrolled.


Donald Craib Scholarship

The Donald Craib Scholarship will be awarded to a student with need who demonstrates that the Summer in France program will have a significant impact on his or her career. The scholarship will cover part of the cost of the program.

Download the Donald Craib Scholarship Application.

The scholarship application should be submitted to Kara Blanchard, assistant dean for admissions and financial aid.

For questions, contact Kara Blanchard (515-271-2953, or Ellen Yee (515-271-1914,

Global Learning Scholarships

Global Learning Scholarship applications for the following scholarships are also accepted:

  • Thibodeau Travel Scholarship for Global Citizenship—Need-based awards to assist students with the travel costs of an education abroad experience.
  • Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning—Financial assistance to students who will participate in an immersion study abroad experience. Preference given to Drake travel seminars during J-term and summer.

These scholarships are designed to enable students to reach their full potential as responsible global citizens. Both scholarships are need based, but have slightly different selection criteria.

The unified application can be used to apply for either or both of these opportunities. Simply select which scholarship(s) you wish to apply for within the application.

Learn more about Global Learning Scholarships.

Financial Requirements, Deadlines and Cancellation Policy

Non-refundable Deposit

Seats in this program are limited. A student must pay a $250 deposit to hold a seat, which will be credited toward the combined tuition and housing costs of $6,450.

A student may not withdraw from the Summer in France Law Program once his or her deposit is paid, except in accordance with the Summer in France Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy. The $250 deposit is refundable if a student is not accepted into the program.

Summer in France Financial Aid Information

For questions, contact Ellen Yee, Director of International Programs, at 515-271-1914 or

Law School News
January 9, 2018
The Drake University 2018 Engaged Citizen Conference, “Nourishing (Feeding) the World,” is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22, and Friday,  Feb. 23 in Drake’s Olmsted Center. Admission is free.