Paris ONLY -
Every effort is made to keep the cost of the Junior Year in France as low as rising prices and foreign exchange rates permit.
The fees for 2013-2014:
Full Year: $40,000
Fall Semester: $21,400
Spring Semester: $20,800 (no airfare included)
The fees for 2013-2014 will be announced in February 2013 and will depend on the exchange value of the dollar at the time. This fee will then be guaranteed and will not be subject to increases or rebates arising from exchange rate fluctuations.
The fee will cover:
- Tuition in Tours and Paris for courses receiving academic credit, but does NOT include the cost of textbooks and academic supplies, nor independent art and music instruction which does not result in College credit nor studio and piano rentals or entrance fees to museums. Full or partial fees for Ateliers in studio art, dance, etc. receiving academic credit are included.
- In Tours (for full-year and fall semester students): room and demi-pension (breakfast and dinner) for approximately two weeks; in Paris: room for approximately eight months (for full-year students), or four and a half months (for spring semester students); breakfast seven days a week and dinner six days a week, except during Christmas and Spring vacations; excursions to Loire Valley châteaux, Mont Saint-Michel (for full-year and spring semester students), trip to the South of France, Versailles (for full-year and fall semester students), and several social events.
- Roundtrip air transportation from Washington to Paris (Fall and Year only) [group departure] on a regularly scheduled airline (Air France in 2011-2012); bus travel from Paris to Tours and Tours to Paris; baggage handling from Washington DC to Paris (fall semester). The fee does not include travel insurance, passport or visa fees, or excess baggage (more than 2 bags).
- Personal liability and medical insurance while abroad.
The following is the 2012-2013 estimate of expenses not included in the fee (excluding vacation travel, telephone bills and major purchases). Calculated in May, 2012 (1€ = $1.31):
|Meals not included in fee||$5,400||$3,000|
|Books and academic supplies||$700||$350|
|Public transportation in Tours and Paris||$720||$450|
|Passport, photographs, visa, residency permit fee, etc.||$400||$400|
As a convenience to parents, Sweet Briar College has made arrangements with Academic Management Services to facilitate payment terms. Information about this payment plan is available from the Junior Year in France office.
Some colleges and universities will collect fees for the Junior Year in France and forward them to the Virginia office. Their schedule of payments may be slightly different from the above. They may add various fees payable by students away for the year in order for them to remain enrolled.