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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Sweet Briar College 
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Direct Enroll, Language Immersion Language of Instruction: French
Scholarships Offered: Yes Housing Type: Homestay
Area of Study: American Studies, Anthropology, Art History, Dance, Economics, Film, French, Gender Studies, Government, History, Internships, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Religion/Theology, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Global Engagement: Internship
Program Description:
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We help students achieve French language fluency and advanced intercultural skills to prepare for leadership and success in the global workplace. We believe that immersion combined with a balance of challenge and support is key to effective learning and personal growth.


  • A combination of direct enrollment at one of four Paris universities (III, IV, and VII), other insitutions, workshops and studios as well as our in-house courses.
  • French-only courses except business courses in English at The American Business School of Paris. 
  • 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:


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

Eligibility & Requirements:

The JYF in Paris program is open to undergraduate students at American or Canadian colleges, both men and women, in good standing who meet the requirements in French.
  • Successful completion of one course beyond intermediate college-level French (or equivalent) required before arrival.
  • A 3.0 GPA average, both overall and in college French courses.
  • Enrollment in a French class the semester prior to departure is strongly recommended.
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 2018-19: 

  • Moderate and comprehensive fee including tuition, registration in Paris institutions, group excursions, theater and museum fees related to courses, room & board (7 breakfasts, 6 dinners/week) and comprehensive health insurance.
  • Generous scholarships. 

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Find out more at

JYF in Paris
Sweet Briar College
Sweet Briar, VA 24595
Tel: 434-381-6109
Fax: 434-381-6283



The French department recommends this program for French majors.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.