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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It was more than worthwhile. I learned more about myself. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
The world has so much to offer so studying abroad allowed me to appreciate all that I saw. I definitely became more independent and I gained confidence in traveling by myself. I traveled to other countries in addition to living in France which gave me insight into other cultures and how other people live in the world. I have a g... - Providence College View Entire Review
If I could give 10 stars I would. There is not a day that goes by that I don't wish I could re-live it. I wish I had done more, seen more, and lived more. But I have already gained better language and personal skills, and am much more culturally aware. It taught me to see myself as a citizen of much more than Maine or New York o... - Fordham University View Entire Review
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Past Review Empowerment
I'm a very resilient person who can most the most of any situation, and while difficult to adapt at first, Paris was an amazing experience. It was definitely worthwhile and helped me mature. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Absolutely. Definitely the best thing I've ever done. My world got so much bigger after spending a semester in Paris and traveling throughout Europe. - Providence College View Entire Review
My study abroad experience was definitely worthwhile. I became a French major because of it. It was definitely a highlight of my life. - Tufts University View Entire Review
Yes. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Lonely In Paris
I am glad I studied abroad, but I wish I had picked a program that better suited my needs. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I was able to have some incredible experiences on my study abroad program, despite not liking the program that I was in. I met lifelong friends and I traveled to some beautiful places that I will always remember. I would absolutely recommend going on a study abroad program to other students. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was the best experience of my life. I would recommend it to everyone, regardless of your comfort in a new country. DO IT! - Case Western Reserve University View Entire Review
I think it had a significant impact on my life. Not only did I benefit from the language skills for my major but I think it helped me grow as a person in general. I now feel much more independent and aware. I feel like I see the world in a different way and have more open way of dealing with things. It also helped me to focu... - Providence College View Entire Review
Spending my junior year abroad was arguably the best decision I ever made, and I wouldn't change a thing. I learned so much, and next to none of it was in the class room. Carpe diem! - Tufts University View Entire Review
Past Review A City In Dreams
Being immersed in the culture, connecting with French people, Musical and artistic insight, Learning to enjoy gastronomie... It was definitely more than worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I gained a great understanding of the dynamics of the relationships between people. I focused on French immersion, but Nice is an international city with other cultures. As a result of being abroad I have decided that I would like to teach english in Europe after I graduate. Study abroad has only enhanced my interest for unde... - Providence College View Entire Review
Past Review Magic Of Paris
YES!! - Tufts University View Entire Review
The experience gave me a lot of perspective on my education and life in the United States and made me grateful for so much that I think I took for granted. While I definitely appreciate that aspect of my semester abroad, I would not want to pay money for this experience again. I feel like that money and energy could have been di... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
This verified that France is a wonderful place to learn and experience URBAN French culture and that Paris will always be a place I hope to one day live. I can't quite articulate all of what I know I could or would like but just know that the experience was downright invaluable and was definitely probably THE highlight of my col... - Grinnell College View Entire Review
Absolutely. I learned so much about myself as an individual, about the french language and culture, and I made a few lifelong friends, including my host family. I intend to return to Paris, to live. I think my positive experience has defined me, and I can see myself calling Paris "home". - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was and amazing cultural and academic exchange. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Europe is so different from the US. It is good to get out of the bubble and get an idea what the real world is like. This should be a life-time expeirence. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I have gained confidence in what I have to offer in any company - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Study Abroad is always worthwhile. Seeing the US from the outside does so much to clear your perspective. - Rice University View Entire Review
absolutely worthwhile! my french improved a lot. my knowledge of places outside of the US (specifically Europe) improved drastically. i learned about and experienced a new culture i ate delicious things! i was exposed to new subjects (e.g. art history) that I wouldn't have taken otherwise.. i got to live in a big city i... - Tufts University View Entire Review
Amazing experience. I only wish my french was fluent. I guess I should have stayed a year for that. - Tufts University 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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