For the past 70 years, Sweet Briar’s high-quality JYF program has provided students with a safe, challenging and supportive learning experience in Paris, France.

We provide:

  • Direct enrollment in Paris universities
  • Access to courses in a wide spectrum of disciplines
  • Housing in French host families
  • Internships and volunteer opportunities
  • Supportive advising
  • Generous scholarships

These elements contribute to helping students to increase their French language proficiency and intercultural competence inside and outside the classroom.

Administered by and based at Sweet Briar College since 1948, the JYF program has served over 7,300 students representing 280 colleges and universities. JYF continues an established tradition of excellence in study abroad.