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“My year abroad with Sweet Briar JYF was amazing. I made good friends, learned a lot about myself, ate a whole bunch of good food and got to travel Europe! The Sweet Briar faculty was incredibly helpful, and my French improved at a rapid pace. I would recommend going abroad—especially for a year—to anybody.”
— Elna McIntosh, Kenyon College

Talk With An Alum On Your Campus

JYF alums are happy to share their JYF experience with others! Please ask your study abroad office and/or French department to speak to one directly. Students from these colleges and universities have participated in JYF in recent years.

JYF Student Stories

“The JYF program will provide you with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
improve your language skills through total immersion, become exposed to a different culture
and, in general, expand your horizons. In today’s world, having participated in a study-abroad program, such as the Sweet Briar JYF program, will most certainly enhance your marketability in whatever career path you choose to follow.”
Pennington (“Penny”) Whiteside, University of the South (Sewanee), 1966-1967