Program Details

We offer unique courses that explore French Language, History, and Culture, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experienc
Location:
Nantes, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The IES Abroad Nantes Program has two important goals: to improve your written and verbal proficiency in French through language and area studies courses and teaching internships, and to introduce you to contemporary France and its role in the European Union. Founded in 1965, the program is small enough to welcome you into the community, yet large enough to allow for a variety of academic and extracurricular activities. We offer you the opportunity to integrate fully into French society and function completely in French, due to the program’s focus on full immersion and the fact that there are few Anglophones in Nantes.

We offer unique courses that explore French Language, History, and Culture, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. While in Nantes, you take 15–19 credit hours per semester, and all courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified. All courses are taught in French.

Founded in 1950, IES Abroad is a global, not-for-profit study abroad organization with 115+ academic programs in Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, and Latin America. To learn more about what we offer visit our website.
Setting Description:
Imagine yourself stopping by the 15th century Château des Ducs, exploring fine arts museums, enjoying a crêpe in a quaint café, and walking along the Loire River in this quintessential French town. It’s the sixth largest city in France, but quaint enough to feel at home. Did we mention the food is divine? Discover the French joie de vivre when you study abroad in Nantes.
Cost:
We offer more than $2.2 million in scholarships & financial aid. Contact IES Abroad or see our website for cost, scholarships, and financial aid.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • The road less traveled
    4.0
    04/27/14

    Nantes is one of the most amazing cities I have ever been to. It's beautiful and full of so much culture. It has the best of French culture and Bretagne's culture and is a manageable size. This is a great city to study in for those who truly want to be

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • IES Nantes - Amazing!
    5.0
    04/25/14

    My time with IES Abroad was wonderful. I had a wonderful host family that I felt right at home with from the second I arrived. IES does a phenomenal job in placing you with families that will benefit you the most during your time abroad, and they make

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • I'm so grateful for the experience!
    4.0
    03/30/14

    It was difficult at first to integrate because you are surrounded on a daily basis with many other Americans from the program. The Americans take classes at the IES Center as well as at the local university; however, all of the classes at the center consist

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • IES Nantes is a family.
    5.0
    03/26/14

    IES Nantes is a very smart decision when it comes to language learning. This program allows you to take courses at the local university, Université de Nantes, and also at the IES Center, which is in a beautiful old building near city center. The professors

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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