Brigham Young University

June 13, 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 Awesome Experience With I.L.P Brigham Young University: Nanjing - China Study Abroad

"The cultural differences between countries can be over come if one is about to open ones mind."

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Past Review Back To The Wintry East For An Internship Study Abroad Programs in Russia

"I really gained a great appreciation for Russian culture. I fell in love with Moscow itself: its people, its food, the metro, even the weather at times. The internship program was very worthwhile. It was one of the best periods of my life."

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Past Review An Amazing Learning Experience! Brigham Young University: Alcalá de Henares - Spain Study Abroad

"I learned how to have patience with other students, communicate better in Spanish, live in a European country, make friends with the locals, and make the best out of the situation (have an attitude of what I can give to these people, not what I can get from them). I wouldn't trade the experience for anything."

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Past Review Welcome To My New Crazy Reality. Brigham Young University: LDS Employment Services Spanish International Internship Program

"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. "

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Past Review Adventure Of A Lifetime Brigham Young University: Germany Internships and Language Study

"I learned more about myself than anything. I learned to live (in a foreign country!) by myself, cope with struggles by myself, get things done by myself, do scary things by myself. The list goes on and on. It was hard to get out of my comfort zone and embrace an entirely new culture, but in the end, I gained so much valuable exp..."

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Past Review The Student Who Went Up A Girl And Came Back A Woman Brigham Young University: London - London Study Abroad

"First and foremost I became more responsible. The program provided me with outlines and opportunities to be incredibly responsible with time, keys, possessions, and schedules. I came home and then took off again to visit my brother in New Hampshire. I found that I was one of the most responsible people on the trip. Second, the w..."

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Past Review 27 Charcos Is Amazing And The Fresh Tropical Fruit Is The Best Brigham Young University: Traveling - International Challenges in Water Resources Study Abroad

"totally worthwhile. would have rated it 100 but I didn't take the time to study the language before I left. Also thaught it would be easy to find a spanish/english dictionary when already there. Get one before you go. So make the most of it with preparation."

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Past Review Culturally Amazing! Brigham Young University: Traveling - New Zealand Elementary Education Program

"I loved the cultural aspect of this study abroad. It taught me so many lessons about working with a multicultural class and how to work with students from diverse backgrounds. I loved the opportunity to share my culture with others. The teaching aspect was amazing. Although it is pretty different from the American system it was ..."

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Past Review Broadened My Perspective. Brigham Young University: Alcalá de Henares - Spain Study Abroad

"My mind has been opened to so many more possibilities of living and choosing and learning. "

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Past Review Brigham Young University Romania Internship Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"My experience abroad was so worthwhile! I loved every second of it. I loved the children over there so much. I would highly recommend this program. I learned so much about the culture and the language. I gained so much from this experience that will help me in the future. The experience was an eye opener and something I won't ev..."

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Past Review Loved Getting To Know A New Culture And Making New Friends. Amazing! Study Abroad Programs in Portugal

"I learned more about the European Culture. I also learned more Portuguese, especially more business lingo."

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Past Review What An Amazing Experience! I Would Do It Again In A Heartbeat! Study Abroad Programs in Italy

"I learned a new culture and language, tried new foods and the specialties of each town, met amazing people, saw extraordinary things - all of which I will never forget! Those 12 weeks were like living in a dream. If only it didn't have to come to an end :( "

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Past Review The Best Experience Of My Entire Life. Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"I learned how to take responsibilities for my own actions. I learned how to teach others to be responsible for their actions. I learned how to love more than I thought possible and I learned how to forget yourself and immerse yourself in the work you are doing."

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Past Review Growing Experience. Byu In Iasi Study Abroad Programs in Romania

"Absolutely worthwhile. I learned how to work with people I don't get along with. I learned how to live with gratitude and not judge. I learned how to push through something instead of give up. I learned how to work better with kids. I gained confidence in myself. "

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Past Review Not What I Expected, But Awesome! Brigham Young University: Paris - Paris Study Abroad

"I learned a lot about other religious beliefs. I learned how to do things on my own. I learned how to appreciate art. etc. etc. :)"

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Past Review Persevere And You Will Achieve Great Things! Brigham Young University: Amman - Jordan Study Abroad Program

"It was very worthwhile. I would have wanted to have more friends, and dive deeper into the culture. I made significant leaps in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. I feel like the program was designer more for that, and I made greater advances in language skills, which was my aim as well."

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Past Review Absolutely Wonderful!!! Brigham Young University: London - London Study Abroad

"I learned so much about other people and their culture and how it changed from country to country. There is so much to learn about the world and the people in it."

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Past Review One Of The Best Intensive Arabic Programs Available. Brigham Young University: Amman - Jordan Study Abroad Program

"I reached an advanced level of Arab reading, listening, and speaking ability. I developed a love for the culture with all its quirks and problems."

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Past Review Hope You Like Sandwiches! Brigham Young University: Paris - Paris Study Abroad

"The first half of my program (6 weeks) was fantastic. I really liked the city and I was excited to speak the language as much as possible. After that, I think I just mentally checked out and was beyond ready to go home. This experience taught me how much I really do love America and being able to communicate quickly and effectiv..."

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Past Review Great But Could Be Improved Brigham Young University: European Internship Program

"Each culture has something different to offer that we must learn to appreciate. Yes, it was worthwhile."

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"I grew a lot as a person and became more responsible. It was worthwhile to push myself to do new things and try things that were scary."

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"I really got out of my comfort zone. I learned so much how things and comforts don't make you happy--it's the people around you, and how you look at your situation. I learned that life is about what you do, not what you have. I had my eyes opened, and I was humbled by what I saw. I saw the best and worst of humanity, and life, b..."

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Past Review Hopping Around Europe Learning All That I Could With People I Love. Brigham Young University (BYU): Traveling - British Literary Tour

"It was definitely worthwhile. I wouldn't change it for anything. I learned a lot about myself and who I want to be because of the influences around me. I learned how the church is true no matter where you are and there is need all over the world for people to help, even in developed, wealthy countries. I learned so much about th..."

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Past Review Delicious Food, Wonderful People, And A Hard Language. Brigham Young University: Nanjing - China Study Abroad

"I learned a lot of language, and a lot about Chinese culture. I also learned a lot about myself, and how I interact with others. I grew up a lot and became much more independent. It was definitely worthwhile! "

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"I improved my reading, speaking, and listening abilities, I made good friends, and I gained priceless experiences which taught me about Arab culture, Islam, Middle East politics, and life in general. It was most definitely worthwhile!"

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