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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: Sweet Briar College 
  • Restrictions: Longwood applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Model: Affiliate Language of Instruction: French
Class Status: 2 - Sophomore Program Type: Internship, Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing: Homestay
Academic Partner: Junior Year in France
Program Description:
JYF logo

The oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris!
Since 1948.

The Sweet Briar College, JYF Program in Paris is dedicated to helping students enhance their French language proficiency and gain intercultural competency through direct enrollment in Paris universities, immersion in French family life and supportive advising and guided reflection.


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

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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

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.