Sweet Briar College: JYF in Paris

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  • Location(s): Paris, France
  • Program Type(s): Study Abroad, Internship, Volunteer, Intensive Language

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Experience “la vie à la parisienne”! The Sweet Briar College, JYF in Paris program offers an advanced and immersive learning experience in Paris through direct enrollment and in-house courses in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, e... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 11 Reviews
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A newfound sense of appreciation for people who speak more than one language. In France, it was extremely common for someone to speak more than just french. This experience gave me such a diversified worldview and I am already trying to see when I can go back and visit. - Fordham University View Entire Review
December 27, 2019 Do Sweet Briar Jyf!!
More confidence and improved French skills! Very worthwhile - Connecticut College View Entire Review
September 02, 2019 Supported Immersion
My French language skills improved dramatically. I became much more self-sufficient and independent. - Rice University View Entire Review
February 06, 2019 C'est La Vie
I learned so much but I got to develop my french which mattered the most - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The program was definitely worth while! I gained plenty of experience of executing personal goals in unfamiliar locations. - Williams College View Entire Review
Got better at speaking French and more comfortable with speaking to other people - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and my independence. I would without a doubt say that my abroad experience was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Naturally. There is always an element of perspective leveling when one studies abroad. I've got great comprehension skills now, but my linguistic ones really aren't as strong as I'd hoped. It's also a really great exercise in independence and inter social skills. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My language skills exploded while in Paris. I learned so much, saw so much, and had amazing experiences. It was most definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My French definitely improved a lot, particularly my accent. Obviously it was a ton of fun and a gained a lot of confidence in navigating Paris and other places independently. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I became a lot more self-aware, learned to try new things and always be willing to explore. I love Europe and hope to return soon. I think that if I had to choose again, I would look for more scientific and public health oriented programs, or take more science classes at the university. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My French is much improved. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I did not significantly improve my French, but studying abroad in Paris exceeded my expectations. I was very much integrated into French culture and made many local friends. - Trinity University View Entire Review
January 02, 2020 Jyf Is Wonderful!
I became more independent and confident and I learned how to navigate life in a foreign city! - Connecticut College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sweet Briar College: JYF in Paris
I learned that I definitely could not live in a city for the rest of my life but it is very fun to visit. I learned so many things not just about French culture but about humanity in general - Sweet Briar College View Entire Review
Loved the people and the intimate program and how good I got at French! - Connecticut College View Entire Review
I gained a greater confidence in French speaking and listening, as well as general confidence and independence- though I mostly blame having to figure out the fickle metro system for the latter two. Definitely worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned that I can be independent and that it's not as scary as it seems. I mastered a city and it's transportation system; something that I never thought I would do. I gained a new cultural perspective and understanding of how foreigners must feel when they come to the U.S. It was 100% worthwhile. - Connecticut College View Entire Review
Past Review Super Cool
I became more independent, established a joy to life encouraged by the French lifestyle. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned that I really dislike the French education system and really enjoy the American one. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing!
It was worthwhile I learned so much-- not just for the language and the culture, but about independence and the like. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I gained a lot of confidence in myself and my ability to navigate the world and challenging new situations. I think the experience was very hard for me and at times draining, but I loved pushing myself and I am so happy to have gained so much confidence from the experience, and also I have gained a ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I had been abroad for a semester before in a different country, but this was a completely different experience for me. I learned a lot about myself; my tendencies and a lot deeper about my personality. I definitely learned how to get where I want to be, stand for myself, open myself up to making friends with Parisians, and take ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
My french language ability increased enormously. I am practically fluent now. The culture was incredible, it was definitely worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Not only did my French vastly improve in terms of comprehension and fluency, but I also gained a greater understanding of French, and also European, culture and mindsets. As a studio art major, I was able to see in person many great works of art that I have studied in previous years. Every studio art or art history major should ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review

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Experience “la vie à la parisienne”! The Sweet Briar College, JYF in Paris program offers an advanced and immersive learning experience in Paris through direct enrollment and in-house courses in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, economics and business. JYF students benefit from a high-quality academic program to suit their academic and language goals. Integration in French family life, internships, supportive advising and guided reflection help to deepen cultural immersion and language practice and allow for exploration of all facets of French life and culture. 

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Volunteer
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • French
Language Requirement(s):
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Psychology
  • Political Science and Government
  • Mathematics, Statistics
  • International Business
  • Global Studies
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • Economics
  • Computer Science
  • Biology and Biomedical Sciences
  • Area Studies
  • Ancient Civilization
  • History
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • Sociology
  • International Relations
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Cultural Studies
  • French Language, Literature
  • Comparative Literature
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • European Studies
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1948
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Sweet Briar Study Abroad Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of its alumni, Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris is able to award upwards of $60,000 in scholarships each year to students studying on our program. The JYF Scholarship is intended to help students defray the costs of studying in Paris with JYF. Scholarship awards may range from $500-$4,000 per semester depending on assessed need.

$500-$5,000

Deadlines:
March 15 for full-year and fall semester enrollment Oct. 15 for spring semester enrollment.

Guidelines/Requirements:
Submit the scholarship application along with your online Sweet Briar College-JYF in Paris program application by the application deadline.

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