Summer in France

Spend the summer studying law in Nantes, France!

Drake Law School's Summer in France Program gives students a chance to earn six credits in comparative and international law subjects, taught in English, at the University of Nantes.

2017 Summer in France Program

May 23-June 28, 2017

The study abroad program includes both courses and weekly enrichment activities, such as:

  • Participating in a mock trial with French lawyers in a French courtroom
  • Visiting administrative courts and the local legislature
  • Joining in a panel discussion with French scholars
  • Touring a local vineyard and sampling the wine
  • Traveling to the picturesque town of Clisson
  • Visiting sites relevant to the courses offered
  • Meeting French students

Learn more about the Summer in France program.

See also:

Summer in France Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Refund Policy
Summer in France Important Dates
Summer in France Information Slideshow
Summer in France Internship Opportunities
Summer in France Schedule

About Nantes

Nantes is located just 35 miles from France’s Atlantic coast. The 6th largest city in France with one of the youngest demographics, Nantes is a major commercial center with a port on the Loire River. It was rated as one of the best cities in France for quality of life.

A tapestry of vineyards surrounds Nantes, and many elegant chateaux are nearby and open to the public. Paris is two hours away by train, seaside resorts are a half hour away, and all of Europe is easily accessible by train or plane. A medieval castle, historic sites, outdoor cafes, and a lively nightlife offer students a unique international experience.

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Program Director:

Ellen Yee, Director of International Programs; Professor of Law
515-271-1914 ellen.yee@drake.edu
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