The HCJYF offers nine months in Paris, as well as orientation in Biarritz, in the South West of France, and Paris.
Reid Hall, the program's headquarters, is situated just a few blocks away from Paris' culturally vibrant Latin Quarter. The Hamilton program in Paris attracts students considering careers in government and non-profit agencies; international business; foreign service; education; medicine; and international law. Many students on the program major in Political Science, Studio Art and Art History, History, and, of course, French.
They accept a small group, for close attention (30-35 students on average). Student accommodation is in home-stays (half-board) in Parisian residences, within Paris city limits, for a full immersion experience, sustained language practice, and better integration. HCYJF offers a large selection of courses at Parisian institutions as well as a selection of in-house courses.
Students must pledge to speak French only with members of the group. Day and overnight field trips included in the general fee.
Hamilton, a liberal arts college with an emphasis on individualized instruction and independent research, is a national leader in teaching effective writing and persuasive speaking. Studies abroad are encouraged and approximately 40% of students take advantage of this during their studies.
The Hamilton Junior Year in France is open to students who have completed their sophomore year in good standing in accredited colleges and universities by the end of 2007-08. American and international students are welcome. Students must have an overall average of B and have completed at least one college course above the intermediate level with a B- average. Applications for one-semester enrollment are accepted under special conditions ONLY (i.e.: science majors: please contact the office directly).