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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October 20, 2016
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