Sweet Briar Programs

JYF in Paris

JYF in Paris (JYF) is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate study abroad program in Paris. Created in 1923 by the University of Delaware, JYF has been administered by Sweet Briar College in Virginia since 1948.

Since its origin, JYF has expanded its offering to semester, year and summer programs in Paris. JYF continues its established tradition of excellence in study abroad, providing a true immersion experience for students for the past 67 years.

All JYF classes are taught in French at one of the universities in Paris. Students are mostly housed with families and have the opportunity to participate in internships, volunteering and excursions organized by the program.

JYS in Seville

JYS in SevilleJYS in Seville (JYS), is an intensive academic immersion study abroad program sponsored by Sweet Briar College in Seville, Spain. Founded in 1983, JYS has provided students from a variety of majors the opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills, build their cultural competencies, broaden their international perspectives, and expand their knowledge and academic interests.

The program is open to men and women in any field of study in good standing at any accredited four-year institution in the United States for a semester (spring or fall), academic year or summer.

Semester and year students have access to a variety of courses according to their skill level, including direct enrollment in the University of Seville. They live with host families, take all classes in Spanish, participate in language exchanges, and have opportunities to volunteer and intern in a variety of fields.

JYS offers intensive courses in either Arabic or Spanish for five weeks during the summer. The program encourages the exploration of language and culture through coursework and field trips. Traveling in and around Andalusia provides an inclusive overview of southern Spain with the opportunity to survey the Moorish influences in the region.