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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: French Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Type: Homestay, Other
Program Type: Academic Area(s) of Study: African Civilizations and Languages, Art History, Asian Civilizations and Languages, Biology, Central and Eastern European Civilizations and Languages, Chemistry, Classics, Communications, Dance, Economics, Film Studies, French, German, History, Linguistics, Literature, Math, Middle Eastern Civilizations and Languages, Music, Natural Sciences, Philosophy, Photography, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Sciences, Spanish, Studio Art, Theatre
Program Description:
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The oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris!
Since 1948.

The Sweet Briar College, JYF Program in Paris is dedicated to helping students enhance their French language proficiency and gain intercultural competency through direct enrollment in Paris universities, immersion in French family life and supportive advising and guided reflection.

Academics:

  • A combination of direct enrollment at one of four Paris universities (III, IV, VII, and Dauphine), other insitutions, workshops and studios as well as our in-house courses.
  • French-only courses except business courses in English or french at Paris Dauphine University. 
  • Course options in a wide variety of disciplines in the social sciences, natural sciences, humanities, arts, economics, and business.

Orientation and Advising:

  • In-depth orientation including practical training in French composition, translation and conversation and cultural activities and excursions.
  • Individualized advising: JYF staff provide individualized assistance to students in planning their academic calendar and living arrangements.  
  • Special tutorial sessions are also available for designated classes during the semester.

Extra-Curricular Opportunities:

Housing:

  • Carefully selected host families.
  • Independent living option available.

Eligibility & Requirements:

The JYF in Paris program is open to undergraduate students, both men and women, in good standing at any accredited four-year American
or Canadian college or university who meet the requirements in French.
  • Candidates for admission are expected to have at least 5 semesters of college French (or equivalent), including one or more literature, language or civilization courses beyond the intermediate level. Candidates should be studying French during the semester before they leave for France.
  • A “B” average is required, both overall and in college French courses.
Students who do not meet all of these requirements may still be accepted upon strong recommendations from their French professors and college administrators.

Application Deadlines:

  • Year & fall-semester: March 15
  • Spring: October 15

Cost 2017-2018: 

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Find out more at jyf.sbc.edu


JYF in Paris
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Tel: 434-381-6109
Fax: 434-381-6283
Email: jyf@sbc.edu

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission 01/07/2018 05/19/2018
NOTE: PLEASE DO NOT YET MAKE FLIGHT ARRANGEMENTS BASED ON THESE DATES.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.