Brigham Young University: LDS Employment Services Spanish International Internship Program

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As interns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, students will travel to one of many high-priority Latin American countries to help Church members and their friends become self-reliant. Participants will live, work and study with a ... read more

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You cannot assume that you now anything. You learn how much you don't know when you meet with other cultures. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
Academically this was the best thing I could be doing right now. Don't regret it. Socially it's been a tough year, and the best thing I can say regarding that is that I've learned a lot about myself. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned how to help others and open up and not be scared to meet new people even in a new culture. I learned how to be independent in helping others and making decisions to help others make their decisions. I learned how to be independent outside of a Mormon atmosphere. I learned how to worry less about myself and worry about ... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about South American cultures and I definitely gained skills with the language. It was definitely worth while. I was considering doing a study abroad in Spain, but had heard that most people just speak English with the other students they go with and never really interact with natives. This program definitely did... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
i can't possibly summarize that hear. i learned tons from costa rica. i would venture to say that i'm a new person because of the experiences i had there. of course it was worthwhile. can i do it again? - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Brigham Young University: LDS Employment Services Spanish International Internship - Multiple locations
I learned how to see things through the eyes of other cultures. I learned to appreciate points of view that I didn't share. I learned patience with decisions I didn't agree with. I learned about new ways to view business. I learned to care a little more about people and a little less about things to do. I learned to stop and tak... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review

About

As interns for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, students will travel to one of many high-priority Latin American countries to help Church members and their friends become self-reliant. Participants will live, work and study with a companion near their designated Employment Center where they and the area's Employment Manager will help families, returned missionaries and local Church leaders to gain meaningful employment, start small businesses, and enter profession/educational programs. This internship offers students a rare opportunity for personal, spiritual and academic growth, as they enhance their foreign language skills, prepare to enter graduate programs and work to achieve their career goals.

Most of Brigham Young University’s study abroad programs are available to non-BYU Provo students.  However, each student must be interviewed and cleared by his or her religious leaders and commit to live by the university’s Honor Code in order to be considered for a study abroad program through BYU.

BYU’s internship and direct enrollment (student exchange) programs are not open to non-BYU students.



Program Type(s):
Internship
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
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Brigham Young University (BYU) Scholarships

Aids study abroad in under-represented countries that critical to U.S. national interests. Emphasized world areas include: Africa, Asia, Central, and Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. NSEP recipients are required to seek employment with a federal agency or office involved in national security affairs. nsfp.byu.edu/rms/boren-undergraduate-scholarship

up to $8000 for a summer program, up to $10,000 for a semester, or up to $20,000 for an academic year

Deadlines:
February

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must plan to use the scholarship for a study abroad program that ends before the student graduates. Preference is given to students pursuing fields of study related to national security.

The CLS Program provides fully funded, group-based intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for seven to ten weeks for U.S. citizen undergraduate and graduate students in thirteen foreign languages: Arabic, Persian, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Punjabi, Turkish, Urdu, Chinese, Japanese, and Russian.

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Deadlines:
November

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicants must be US citizens currently enrolled in a US degree-granting program at either the undergraduate or graduate level. Eligible undergraduate students must have completed at least one year of general college course-work by the program start date. All applicants must be 18 by the beginning of the CLS program and be in acceptable mental and physical health. Students of diverse majors and disciplines are encouraged to apply. Participants are expected to continue their language study beyond the scholarship period and apply their critical language skills in their future professional careers.

The Fulbright program for U.S. students is designed to increase mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and other countries, through the exchange of persons, knowledge, and skills.

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Deadlines:
October

Guidelines/Requirements:
To participate in the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, the applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have: at least a Bachelor's degree required by start of grant. Applicants who hold a doctorate are ineligible. sufficient proficiency in the host language to carry out the project required. - See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program#sthash.mAE5wwUi.dpuf Note: Non-U.S. citizens who have legal permanent residency status in the United States are not eligible for any Fulbright grants. - See more at: http://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program#sthash.mAE5wwUi.dpuf

The Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is for undergraduate students who wish to study abroad. The program aims to encourage students to choose non-traditional study abroad destinations, especially those outside of Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. This scholarship awards up to $5,000 that can be applied to program tuition, room and board, local transportation, insurance and international airfare.

up to $5,000

Deadlines:
March

Guidelines/Requirements:
Applicant must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant, be accepted into their study abroad program, and be planning on studying abroad for more than 28 days.