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Summer Programs

Sweet Briar College Programs

Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France
Paris, France

Sacré-Cœur Basilica – Paris, France

Sacré-Cœur Basilica – Paris, FranceSweet Briar offers an intensive summer program in Paris, France — the City of Lights. The four-week home-stay program entails intensive study in the Sweet Briar College Center at the Alliance française in the Latin Quarter. Excursions to the neighboring cities of Versailles and Tours, in addition to guided tours of castles in the Loire Valley, the Luxembourg gardens, the Louvre, the Orsay museum, and other famous Paris monuments, are included in the fee. Students who successfully complete the program receive four hours (two courses) or six hours (three courses) of Sweet Briar College credit. Open to college students who have completed an intermediate level of college French with a 2.75 GPA, and the recommendation of the instructor. For more information, contact the Junior Year in France office.


Sweet Briar College Junior Year in Spain
Seville, Spain

Mudejar Pavillion – Seville, Spain

Mudejar Pavillion – Seville, SpainSweet Briar offers the opportunity to study Intermediate Spanish in one of Spain’s most beautiful cities, Seville. The five-week home-stay is open to college students who have completed the beginning level of Spanish (or equivalent) and entails intensive study in the Sweet Briar College Center in the historic district of Seville. Excursions to the neighboring cities of Granada, Córdoba, and Chiclana, in addition to guided tours of Seville’s Cathedral, Giralda, and Alcázar are included in the price. Students who successfully complete the program receive six hours of Sweet Briar College credit. Minimum requirements are a 2.75 GPA in beginning Spanish and the recommendation of the instructor. For more information, contact the Junior Year in Spain office.


Affiliated Study Abroad Programs

Sweet Briar Summer Program in Münster
Münster, Germany

Sweet Briar, in conjunction with Vassar and the College of William and Mary, conducts an intensive summer program with the opportunity to travel and study in Germany during a seven-week period. The program entails a five-day informal trip through Germany, a five-week home-stay with a German host family and a six-day excursion to Berlin. While in Münster, students take courses in German conversation, literature, and culture. Students who successfully complete the program receive six hours of Sweet Briar credit. Minimum requirements are the completion of German 102 or the equivalent, and the recommendation of the instructor. For more information, contact Professor Ronald Horwege at horwege@sbc.edu.


Virginia Summer Program at Oxford
Oxford, England

Radcliffe Camera – Oxford, England

Radcliffe Camera – Oxford, EnglandSweet Briar is one of five Virginia colleges sending a select group of students to St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, England for summer study. The program follows the English system, combining lectures and weekly tutorials conducted by the Oxford dons. The literature, history, and society of late 16th-and early 17th-century England is the central theme of both lectures and tutorials. The program is designed for rising seniors and juniors, though exceptionally qualified rising sophomores may be considered. All applicants are strongly urged to take background courses in English history and literature before applying. Applications are due March 1. For more information, contact the Director of International Studies or Professor Tony Lilly at alilly@sbc.edu.


Sweet Briar College / Mary Baldwin College Program
Europe | Asia

Sweet Briar College, in conjunction with Mary Baldwin College, offers annual trips abroad to rotating locations in Europe and Asia. These opportunities generally begin in mid-May and students (and others) can tour for two or more weeks with the group. Classes for Mary Baldwin credit, easily transferable to SBC, are offered but are not necessary to participating in the trips. Next year’s itinerary will be announced shortly. Prices include airfare, travel between destinations, hotel, and the occasional meal or entrance fee for a group event. Mary Baldwin credit hours have an additional charge for those taking the classes, as does the optional extension. For more information, contact Professor Cathy Gutierrez at cgutierrez@sbc.edu.