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Summer in France Costs & Scholarships

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


The fee for the 2020 summer program will be $7,250. 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—Paul Thibodeau Travel Scholarships for Global Citizenship are need-based awards to assist students with the travel costs of an education abroad experience.
  • Zimpleman Scholarship for Global Experiential Learning—This scholarship is funded by Kathleen and Larry Zimpleman, and provides financial assistance to students who will participate in an immersion study abroad experience.  Preference is given to Drake travel seminars during J-term and summer.

For students wishing to apply for the Zimpleman and Thibodeau scholarships, answer the following question:

How does the program support your academic, personal, and professional goals?

Please share your statement of purpose in 300 words or less.

Send your name, email and Drake ID number along with your statement of purpose to Maria Rohach ( via email by February 19 at 9 a.m. and you will be considered for a global learning scholarship.

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 $7,250. The deposit will be credited toward the combined tuition and housing costs, and a student may not withdraw from the Summer in France Law Program once his or her deposit is paid without permission of the Program Director Ellen Yee. The $250 deposit will be refunded if a student is not accepted into the program. Otherwise, the $250 deposit is not refundable unless the program is cancelled or substantially altered.
Application will not be approved until deposit is received.

Payment options:

  • Pay online via the My Drake > Student Account tab:

Follow these instructions for making an online payment:


  • Pay in person at the Cashier’s Office (115 Old Main); hours are 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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

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

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