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May 30, 2024

University Information

BYU International Study Programs (ISP) offers varied types of experiences abroad in an effort to meet the diverse needs and goals of students. We offer four main types of programs:
• Study Abroad: A group of students live together and are led by on-site BYU faculty.
• International Internship: This is an independent, work-oriented experience. (BYU students only.)
• Direct Enrollment (Student Exchange): A student enrolls at a contracted university overseas while paying only BYU tuition. (BYU students only.)
• Field School: This is a hands-on research-based cohort experience abroad.

For more information, visit our website at kennedy.byu.edu/isp.

Important Dates and Deadlines

Most program deadlines are 6-8 months before the departure date.

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Past Review An Intensive Experience Life Changing! Brigham Young University: Traveling - China Dance Study Abroad

"It was definitely worth the experience! I feel like we saw enough and experienced enough of a difference in luxuries, habits, language, culture and religion that we were filled with gratitude and a realization of how much we really have in America. I feel satisfied with the experience, and hope to return to China someday."

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Past Review Service Brigham Young University: Cusco - Global Engineering Outreach Peru

"It was a short program (two weeks), but my favorite parts were spent with the locals. That is when you learn the most, and enjoy the experiences the most."

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Past Review China Megacities/Megastructures: People, Planet, And Places China Study Abroad Reflections: Comprehensive Reviews of Past Programs

"Our program took us from Beijing to Shanghai, to Guanzhou, to Hong Kong. It was amazing to see all of the buildings that are being built in China with the newest innovations in engineering. It was truly a unique experience."

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Past Review The Craziest Adventure To Do Alone Goethe Institute: Berlin - German Courses

"Go and Expect Nothing, except to be lost and to have fun"

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Past Review Study Abroad In Nanjing China Brigham Young University: Traveling - Global Leadership China Study Abroad

"I learned a lot about the local culture and how every culture has something unique to offer the world"

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Past Review An Exciting And Fantastic Learning Opportunity Brigham Young University: Traveling - Japan Study Abroad

"It was very worthwhile. I felt that my language skills improved a great deal."

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Past Review Rigerous Seminar But 100% Worth All The Work. Brigham Young University: The United Kingdom - Oxford Seminar

"I learned independence and how to mesh yourself into a different culture so that you can experience the most. "

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Past Review Unexpected And Very Instructive. Brigham Young University: Alcalá de Henares - Spain Study Abroad

"Filled out the gaps in my understanding of Europe's culture and history. Better understood the approach of Spanairds to life. Yes, it was worthwhile. "

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Past Review Traveling Is The One Thing You Buy That Makes You Richer Brigham Young University: Traveling - Global Marketing Study Abroad

"I gained so much. I gained being more confident in making new friends, trusting one another, doing things that i would never do before. It was definitely worthwhile. "

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Past Review Fantastic, Incredible, Life Changing Experience! Brigham Young University: London - London Study Abroad

"I gained so much knowledge from this experience. It was absolutely worthwhile and I would do it again in a heartbeat. "

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Past Review Oxford Changed My Life! Brigham Young University: The United Kingdom - Oxford Seminar

"The Oxford program was inspiring. From the moment I arrived, I felt an energy within the group. Everyone had different passions and backgrounds, but we were all united in wanting to use our talents to change the world. But it wasn’t just the group; it was the place. There is a depth to Oxford that is hard to put into words. As w..."

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Past Review Phenomenal! Changed My Life Through All The Great Experiences&Friends I Made. Brigham Young University: Alcalá de Henares - Spain Study Abroad

"I learned a lot from my peers. We were all different, but we all had a quality or more than one quality, that was a great addition to the group as a whole. We grew spiritually as we were able to share our testimonies and pray together at devotionals, family home evening, and church services. We learned from our experiences toget..."

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Past Review Hardest, Yet Most Rewarding Experience! Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"A stronger love for others, and ability to look past outer appearances. It was definitely worthwhile, although there are things I would have changed."

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Past Review Orphans In Romania. Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"I absolutely love the kids I worked with. They have changed my life!! They made this experience worth it. The structure of the program itself was frustrating at times. "

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Past Review The Hills Are Alive Brigham Young University: London - London Study Abroad

"That there are so many wonderful beautiful things in this world, there are so many different kinds of people, even ones from our own country that you might not know very much about. I loved this experience. I learned how much i sincerely love nature and the outdoors. "

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Past Review The Perfect Glimpse Of Chinese Culture/History And Chinese Dance Culture! Brigham Young University: Traveling - China Dance Study Abroad

"It was absolutely worthwhile. Very eye-opening! The perfect supplement to my dance studies at BYU. "

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Past Review Wo Ai Ni, China! Brigham Young University: Traveling - China Dance Study Abroad

"I gained a greater testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His plan for me. I gained lasting friendships and people skills. I learned about who I am. It was the best six weeks of my life. So worth it."

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Past Review Life Changing Because I Was So Spoiled And Loved The Entire Time. Brigham Young University: London - London Theatre Study Abroad

"I learned about quality theatre and about the history in London. It was definitely worthwhile. "

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Past Review Experiencing A Deeper Look At The People And Culture Of France. Brigham Young University: Paris - Paris Study Abroad

"I gained a greater appreciation for the French people and their culture and history. It was completely worthwhile, I only wish I had more time that I could have spent there."

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Past Review A Summer Full Of Adventure And Life Changing Experiences. Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"This experience abroad was definitely worth it because it changed my life in many different ways and its difficult to summarize all of the things I learned here. I worked closely with children here and I developed strong relationships with them and learned about love. I truly felt love for these children who are alone in this ..."

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Past Review It Was Life Changing, Extremely Difficult, And Spiritually Strengthening. Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"I learned that while people come from different places and speak different languages, for the most part we are all the same. People in Romania are trying to succeed and to make good lives for themselves and their families. But there are many problems in every society that are not being fixed. In Romania it is the problem of chil..."

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Past Review Ukraine Is Unique And Byu Is Fantastic Brigham Young University: Ukraine - International Connection Internship

"I am grateful for what I learned with regards to life skills and working with kids. I know I needed to learn these things. I gained a whole new appreciation for where I am from while expanding my outlook on life. "

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Past Review China: A Foreign World Of Magic And Discovery Brigham Young University: Traveling - Global Leadership China Study Abroad

"I learned a ton about the culture of China and about the entire world through that. 10/10 would recommend"

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Past Review Taiwan Study Abroad Program Brigham Young University: Traveling - Taiwan Nursing Study Abroad

"It was worthwhile to experience another culture."

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Past Review England Is One Of The Best Places To Hike And Learn! Brigham Young University: Traveling - British Literature & Landscape

"I learned the value and the way to write an personal essay about travel experiences and I learned to love British poetry. I also learned how to love the landscape in the face of the physical challenge of hiking. It was an amazing experience. "

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