Thibaut de Berranger
Thibaut first joined IES Abroad Nantes in 1988 as instructor when he taught Government and Politics in France Since 1958. He also served as an academic advisor, helping students select courses and navigate the university system.
In 2004, Thibaut was named Director of the IES Abroad Nantes Center. Thibaut has passionately educated thousands of students, sharing with them his love for Nantes and the discovery of new languages and cultures, and celebrating with them the sense of achievement that comes from a full immersion experience.
After 12 years as Center Director, Thibaut stepped down in 2016, but continued to assist IES Abroad Nantes as an academic advisor, consultant, and liaison with the University of Nantes.
In 2019, Thibaut returned as Center Director. Welcome back, Thibaut!
Associate Center Director
Nicolas joins IES Abroad from the University of Nantes, where he held several different positions, including European Project Manager, Project Engineer, and Finance and Administrative Manager. He earned his Master’s degree in Arts, Literature, and Languages at the University of Nantes, and spent one year at the University of the South as Director of the Maison Française.
Together, Thibaut and Nicolas manage all aspects of the Center, Thibaut serving as our IES Abroad Nantes Center Director on a part-time basis heading the academics and overarching direction of the Center, and Nicolas fulfilling his role as full-time Associate Director and managing day-to-day operations, including student affairs, housing, and customized programs.