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Study Abroad

The Sweet Briar Junior Year in France is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate program in Paris. Created in 1923 by the University of Delaware, the Junior Year in France has been administered by Sweet Briar College since 1948.

Sweet Briar’s Junior Year in France offers a program of foreign study in Tours and Paris for an academic year or a semester to well-prepared students who are especially interested in the language, history and culture of France, or who desire to specialize in such subjects as art, history, international affairs, or political science. Sweet Briar also offers a semester program in Nice. Students from more than 35 colleges and universities across the nation study in this distinguished program each year.

A candidate is expected to have at least two years of high school French and two full years of college-level French, including an introductory literature course, by June of the sophomore year. The candidate should be studying French during that year. A course in European or French history is also recommended. Minimum requirements include a 3.0 grade point average in French and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. Recommendations from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and her major advisor are needed before she can be recommended to the program by the Office of the Dean. Detailed information is available in the Sweet Briar Junior Year in France Office and the International Studies Office.