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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Since 1948, JYF is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate program in Paris! A true immersion program, JYF in Paris prioritizes direct international experience and student involvement in French life, language and culture.Students live with a host... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.4
Based on 6 Reviews
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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
Past 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
Past 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
A student studying abroad with Sweet Briar College: Paris - Sweet Briar in Paris
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
Past 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

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Since 1948, JYF is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate program in Paris! A true immersion program, JYF in Paris prioritizes direct international experience and student involvement in French life, language and culture.

Students live with a host family, take courses at French universities (University of Paris, III, IV, VII, among others), may volunteer in a French classroom or participate in an internship (spring semester only) in addition to their studies. All courses are taught in French. 

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):
  • French Language, Literature
  • International Relations
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Comparative Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Drama, Theater, Theatre Arts
  • European Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • French Studies
  • History
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Year Founded:
1948
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Sweet Briar College Scholarships

Merit based scholarships available for summer, semester, and year programs in Paris

up to $5000

Deadlines:
March 15th (fall semester and year applications) April 15th (summer applications) October 15th (spring semester applications)

Guidelines/Requirements:
Complete the application form found on the JYF website and submit with program application.

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