Study Abroad

Sweet Briar's JYF program is the oldest coeducational, intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris. Created in 1923 by the University of Delaware, JYF has been administered by Sweet Briar College since 1948.

JYF in Paris and Nice offers programs of foreign study in Paris or Nice for an academic year or a semester. JYF is an immersion program where students will have the opportunity to direct enrollment in French universities, stay with a French host family, intern in a variety of fields, and volunteer in French classrooms. The program is open to students from other colleges and universities across the nation who also study in this distinguished program each year.

Applicants to the program are expected to have at least two full years of college-level French (or the equivalent), including one course beyond the intermediate level by the time they go abroad. A course in European or French history is also recommended. Minimum requirements include a 3.0 grade point average in French and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Detailed information is available in the JYF in Paris and Nice Office and the International Studies Office.