Sweet Briar College JYF in Paris and Nice

Apply: Year & Semester Programs in Paris

Application Requirements

  • Applications are accepted from sophomores who will be juniors in France, or first-semester juniors, both men and women, in good standing at any accredited four-year American or Canadian college or university.
  • Candidates for admission are expected to have at least two years of pre-college French and two full years of college French, normally including one or more literature, language or civilization courses beyond the intermediate level, or the equivalent. This requirement should be met by June of the sophomore year, and candidates should be studying French during their whole sophomore year. A course in French or European history is also recommended.
  • 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.

Application Deadlines

Due to deadlines for admission to French universities, students are urged to submit their completed application as soon as possible after the end of the first semester, and no later than March 15th for full-year and for fall semester enrollment, and October 15th for spring semester enrollment. Students will be informed of acceptance as soon as possible after those dates. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.

Application Fee

There is a $50 non-refundable application fee, which may be submitted via personal check with your application. You may also pay online using a debit card, credit card or e-check:

  • Go to: Sweet Briar College Online Payments
  • For Payment Type, please choose “JYF in Paris and Nice”
  • For “Other”, indicate where to apply, please type “Application Fee”