International Exchange

Nantes, France  // Universite de Nantes

University and Community Overview:
  • 32,500 students (3rd largest in France)
  • 1,750 instructors and researchers/ 1000 administrative staff
  • 3,500 international students from 130 countries
Subject Areas of Interest:
  • Economics, Management, Pharmacy, Humanities, History, Sociology, Law, Political Science, Medicine, Dentistry, Sciences and Languages
  • Courses are taught in French
  • Must have Intermediate or Advanced French language proficiency
  • You can learn and improve your knowledge in the French language and university of Nantes at the Research and higher education Institute for French as a foreign language (IRFFLE).
Exchange Duration:
  • Spring semester or full year, direct enrollment
  • 6-week summer law program
Drake Resources (people who have been there!):

Elizabeth Roberston, English (
John Rovers, Pharmacy (
Cathy Mansfield, Law (
James Adams, Law (
Gretchen Beckley, International Programs (
Renae Chesnut, Pharmacy (


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September 22, 2017
Drake University hosted a special luncheon to announce and celebrate the winners of the 2017 John Pappajohn Iowa Entrepreneurial Venture Competition, which encourages and promotes entrepreneurial activity and create greater awareness of the resources available to entrepreneurs in Iowa.