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Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 3.0
Areas of Study: African, African American, Diaspora Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, European Studies, Film & New Media Studies, French, Geography, German, Government, Greek, Hispanic Studies, History, Humanities, International Relations, Internships, Italian Language & Literature, Journalism, Latin, Mathematics, Middle Eastern Studies, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Sciences, Sociology, Theater Studies, Women's and Gender Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: French Class Year: 2. Sophomore
Program Features: Language Intensive
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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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.                   

Admission Requirements:
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).

Other Expenses:
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              
A night skyline shot of Paris at night. In the center there is a huge linear park with a fountain in the middle.     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** 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.