The oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris!
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.
- 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.
- Carefully selected host families.
- Independent living option available.
The JYF in Paris program is open to undergraduate students, both men and women, in good standing at any accredited four-year American
or Canadian college or university who meet the requirements in French.
- Candidates for admission are expected to have at least 5 semesters of college French (or equivalent), including one or more literature, language or civilization courses beyond the intermediate level. Candidates should be studying French during the semester before they leave for France.
- A “B” average is required, both overall and in college French courses.
Students who do not meet all of these requirements may still be accepted upon strong recommendations from their French professors and college administrators.
- Year & fall-semester: March 15
- Spring: October 15
Further information about Sweet Briar College specific to Wheaton College students
Wheaton College is committed to providing students with opportunities to broaden their understanding and vision beyond the borders of this campus and this country. We work in collaboration with carefully selected partner institutions around the world to support our students as they prepare to study abroad and while they are overseas. Students must apply to Wheaton's Center for Global Education as well as the institution through which they plan to study abroad. The most up-to-date information can be found on the program provider's website above.
Two years of college French to the advanced level.
Courses & Credits:
Students enroll in four courses each semester to earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Mandatory Advanced Language and writing courses are combined with program and university courses. All courses are taught in French.
Housing & Meals:
Students will pay housing and meals costs directly to Sweet Briar College. Students live with families.
Wheaton Tuition Only. One round-trip airfare from Boston or New York to Paris is included. Housing and Board are not charged by Wheaton.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for housing and meals, costs of passport and visa fees, travel to meet the overseas flights, local transportation, books and supplies, CISI Supplemental Health and Accidental Insurance and personal expenses
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322