Sweet Briar students may choose from over 90 study abroad programs or foreign universities in 40 countries around the world in partnership with selected study abroad providers. Sweet Briar has carefully reviewed and selected the programs on the approved list based on academics, quality, cost, safety and, in some cases, historical relationships.
Sweet Briar-Approved Semester/Academic Year Programs
Sweet Briar College Program
- Sweet Briar College, JYF in Paris
JYF offers semester- and year-long programs, and continues its established tradition of excellence in study abroad, providing a true immersion experience for students. 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.
- Japanese Studies Program at Doshisha Women’s College of Liberal Arts, Japan
This fall semester program offers Japanese language and Japanese culture courses conducted in English. Some prior knowledge of Japanese is required.
- McDaniel Europe in Budapest, Hungary
This program in Budapest, Hungary is offered in both the fall and spring semesters. All classes are taught in English in a variety of subjects depending on student’s major and interests.
- The University of St Andrews, Scotland
Sweet Briar has had an affiliation with the University of St Andrews in Scotland since the early 1930s. Students may study for a semester or year directly enrolled in this prestigious university.
Affiliated Program Providers
- ISEP: International Student Exchange Program (Worldwide)
Through the ISEP Direct program, students may choose to study at universities in 32 countries.
- USAC: University Studies Abroad Consortium (Worldwide)
USAC offers students a wide variety of programs in 28 countries.
- SFS: The School for Field Studies (Worldwide)
SFS offers students field- and research-based program experiences focused on the critical environmental issues of today in 10 countries worldwide.
Summer Study Abroad Programs
The study abroad office can help you select a summer program to meet your needs and budget from among the many programs available.
- Virginia Program at Oxford (summer only)
This six-week summer program study the history and literature of Renaissance England following the English system, combining small-group tutorials with lectures by world-class experts. The program also includes co-curricular and cultural events such as performances at Shakespeare’s Globe theater in London, a trip to Stratford-upon-Avon (the birthplace of Shakespeare) and a traditional English croquet match. Successful completion of the program earns students three credits in history and three credits in English and creative writing. Students in any class year and in any major are encouraged to apply.
Contact Professor Laufenberg for more information.