Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris


Sweet Briar College, JYF in Paris is an advanced academic immersion study abroad program in Paris, France.  JYF promotes intercultural learning through a semester or year-long immersion experience, both cultural and linguistic. We aim to provide an academic experience that increases your competency in the French language, while allowing you to elect courses that fit and enhance your academic goals. JYF gives you the tools for a deeper understanding of French culture through our intensive orientation, access to a wide variety of courses, home-stays, extra-curricular opportunities, and interaction with our staff and instructors. This reflective intercultural experience will lead you to develop a deeper understanding of the world, a broader perspective on your own place in it, and open a world of post-graduate opportunities.

JYF is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris. Created in 1923 by the University of Delaware, JYF in Paris has been administered by Sweet Briar College in Virginia since 1948. On the eve of our 70th year in operation, JYF continues its established tradition of excellence in study abroad, providing a full immersion experience for students.

JYF Mission

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.