Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris

About Us

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. Since its origin, JYF continues its established tradition of excellence in study abroad, providing a true immersion experience for students.

Since 1948 a total of 7,240 students representing 280 colleges and universities have been enrolled in the JYF program.

JYF Mission

The Sweet Briar JYF Program in Paris promotes intercultural learning through a semester or year-long true 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.