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Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France

Posted on July 22, 2010


The Sweet Briar College Junior Year in France Program is the oldest coeducational intercollegiate program in Paris. The Junior Year in France (JYF) offers a rigorous curriculum in French language and literature, as well as eight other fields of study. Additional courses may be taken at the University of Paris and other universities and institutions throughout the city.


Paris (pop.: 2.2 million), the City of Lights, is a center of famous art, architectural beauty, literary and musical heritage. Paris is more than 2,000 years old, originally established as a fishing village by the Gauls.Sweet Briar Program It is rich in history. From the rule of the Monarchy to the French Revolution, from Napoleon to Charles de Gaulle, to its leaders within the European Union, this capital city has been one of the centers of Europe's economic and political development.

Students are able to travel in and around the city via the Metro as well as have easy access to other parts of Europe.


Academic Year, Fall, or Spring Semesters

Program Dates

Academic Year: August 19, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Fall: August 19, 2015 - December 18, 2015
Spring: January 9, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Courses & Credits

Students enroll in four courses per semester (9 for the academic year) for 4.0 Wheaton credits. Of the four courses per semester, two are taken at one of the Paris Universities. Students earn 1 credit for the methodology program during orientation.

Admission Requirements

Students with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (fall & academic year) or 3.5 GPA (spring). Students must have completed two years of college‐level French language including one or more literature, language or civilization courses beyond the intermediate level or equivalent.

Housing & Board

Students live with French host families in order to gain an in‐depth cultural experience. Most meals are provided by the host family.


Wheaton Tuition only. Expenses covered include tuition, one round‐trip group flight, and program-sponsored field trips.

Other Expenses

Students are responsible for $500 Administrative fee, passport and visa fees, round‐trip airfare to meet group flight, and personal expenses. Students are also responsible for housing and meal costs and will be billed directly by Sweet Briar for these expenses.


Guidelines and application forms are available in the Center for Global Education or on line at the JYF website.


Make an appointment to see Lynn Gaylord in the Center for Global Education, ext. 4950. Program details are subject to change at the discretion of Wheaton Center for Global Education.

Courses of Study

  • Anthropology & Ethnology
  • Art History & Archaeology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Film Studies
  • French
  • Geography
  • German
  • Government
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Languages
  • Linguistics
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

For complete list of courses, check Sweet Briar's site.

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