Programs : Brochure
University of Nantes Exchange (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Nantes, France
- Program Terms: Autumn Semester, SpringSemester(W/Sp), Year (A/W/Sp)
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Autumn Semester / Academic Year|
|Credits||20-28 UW credits per semester|
|Eligibility|| Junior standing or above by time of
departure; min. 3.0 GPA
|Adviser||Mike Renes | firstname.lastname@example.org|
| Jan. 15 (Autumn Semester and Academic Year)
Spring Semester priority deadline
|May 15 (Spring Semester)|
|General|| Nantes is the most immersive French
language study abroad experience that the
UW offers, owing largely to the character of
Nantes itself. Nantes still has a flavor all its
own, and provides students the opportunity
for an experience farther from the more
popular tourist destinations of France.
| Where You Will Study
Expenses, Financial Aid, & Scholarships
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Please click here to learn more about important rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area.|
One of Seattle's sister cities, and founded in 56 BC by some of the oldest tribes of Gaul, Nantes is the capital of the region named Pays de la Loire and the old capital of Bretagne. Nantes is known in France as the "Venice of the west" as it sits on the delta of the Loire river at the confluence of the Erdres and the Sevre rivers, near the Atlantic ocean. Though many would describe as a bit more quaint than old Venice, it certainly has its charms.The character of this region of France is distinct. Two regional languages, Breton and Gallo, are spoken regularly and regional food dominates local eateries: Apple cider and Galettes among the favorites. Nantes has a warm temperate climate with lots of rain (it is after all, a sister city of Seattle) This beautiful, dynamic, culturally rich city is home to nearly 800,000 people and is only a two hour train ride from Paris. The University of Nantes is a large institution that welcomes more than 30,000 students.
*Please note that there is also a Departmental Program (faculty-led option) in Nantes that run through the Department of French & Italian; this is not the same option as the direct exchange. Participants interested in the faculty-led option should contact the Department of French & Italian Studies.
The University of Nantes has more than 30,000 students, with 10% of these students being international students hailing from 110 different countries around the world. UW students are part of a university-wide exchange, which allows you to take courses in any discipline that the University offers, including engineering, health, law and humanities. In Nantes, the University is organized into four major campuses along the Erdre River, crossing the city from north to south to the Ile de Nantes on the Loire River. Concerned with sustainable development, it boasts energy-efficient facilities. The campuses are well served by public transportation.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information on how these courses will appear on your UW transcript, please visit: credits for exchanges
Most student choose to stay in the student dormitories. Those who are interested in living in an apartment will make these arrangements on their own. Please read past-participants' evaluations (found in the IPE Office) for more information regarding housing.
After participating in a UW Study Abroad program, students are asked to complete a Program Evaluation Report detailing their experiences abroad and giving advice for future students. These reports cover all aspects of a student's time abroad, including orientation, academics, housing, finances, and cultural differences.
To see past students' evaluations for the University of Nantes Direct Exchange program, click on the link below.
There are currently no program evaluations for this program on file.
Note: student names and contact information have been crossed off for confidentiality reasons. If you would like to get in contact with a previous participant of this program, please inquire at the Study Abroad Office or email email@example.com.