Senior Associate Director
Program sponsor: IES Abroad
The sixth largest city in France, Nantes is located in Western France on the Loire River. Large enough to be a bustling cultural and economic center but small enough that IES Abroad Nantes is the only permanent US study abroad program, this program is strongly recommended for students who are currently majoring or minoring in French, or those considering the option. Combine French-taught program courses with one or more courses at the nearby University of Nantes. Credit-bearing teaching internships in French elementary, junior high and high schools are also available.
Open to students from all majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Completion of FR 121-3 or 125-3 or equivalent.
Homestays (12 meals/week).
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
This section outlines some of the billing and financial arrangements for affiliated IES Abroad programs, and is intended as a guide to help you navigate the financial aspects of your study abroad process. You should always refer to your program materials for the most current information and instructions.
After you are accepted to an IES program, you will be required to pay a deposit directly to IES to confirm your participation on the program. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule, and will include only your IES tuition and the NU study abroad fee. Refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
You will receive a separate invoice from IES for your housing and insurance abroad. It is your responsibility to pay IES directly by their deadline.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying any supplemental fees directly to IES.