Brigham Young University: Merida - Mexico Study Abroad

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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 ... read more

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I am from a Latin American culture so what I gained is the knowledge that my country (Brazil) and Mexico are really similar. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
Past Review Life Changing
I can't even describe all that I gained. I learned about who I am and what I am capable of. Yes, I learned so much more about the culture and about Spanish than I knew before but I also learned about my culture specifically and who I am and what I have the potential to be. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the culture and grew to appreciated the country and the people. I also just grew a ton as a person. It was totally worth it. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I gained an opportunity to get to know people I never would have otherwise. I gained an appreciation for a country and culture that is in many ways similar to my own. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Brigham Young University: Merida - Mexico Study Abroad
I learned to take all the experiences I can while I can. Although many times my roommates didn't want to participate, I went out with other friends and looked for my own adventures and took advantage of the many amazing experiences offered in a different country. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
My Spanish improved immensely. I learned a great deal about the general culture and ancient culture of the region. It was definitely worth while. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
I learned so much about how there are other systems than the US and that there are good things from everyone that we can learn from. I learned what it was like to be in the culture as a normal person instead of as a missionary. That was real fun. It was definitely worthwhile. - Brigham Young University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Brigham Young University: Merida - Mexico Study Abroad
Past Review Extraordinary
I learned so much about the culture of Yucatan, the Spanish language, the Mayans, and myself. It was absolutely worthwhile and I wouldn't go back and change a thing. I loved my host parents, my roommate, the friends I made, the food, the culture, and most especially the language. I will definitely recommend this program to anyon... - Brigham Young University View Entire Review

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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.


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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 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.

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: https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program 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: https://exchanges.state.gov/us/program/fulbright-us-student-program