Study in a classroom or study abroad?
Frequently Asked Questions
Please do so as soon as possible so you do not incur a late fee. If you go on any ISP and take the required program credits, you will be considered a full-time student. Thus, you can still qualify for a BYU academic scholarship when only taking twelve credit hours on a study abroad or nine credit hours for a field school or internship a semester.
A limited number of scholarships are also available through the Kennedy Center to assist qualifying students with tuition and other program expenses. You may apply for these by clicking the scholarship box on the online application. You must have an updated FAFSA on record to qualify, and these scholarships are given out on a need basis.
When you have submitted the application, it will bring you to three tabs:
Once you have completed an online application, the program director or facilitator will contact you for an interview.
About a month before departure, you will receive an e-mail from our office telling you to complete your Take-Off. In order to receive program materials and your backpack, there are a few more things that need to be completed. On your application summary, there is an ISP Checklist with four forms (Acceptance, Immunization, Conditions, and Risks) that need to be read and electronically signed. You need to be registered for the appropriate ISP classes (no non-ISP daytime classes allowed), enter your passport and flight information (only the flight in and out of the U.S.—no connecting flights), and be financially cleared with all of your program charges paid. Once all these things are completed, come to 101 HRCB to be cleared for departure, pick up your backpack, and any other materials needed for your program.
UK programs need to make sure they also get their Custom Letters so they are allowed into the country upon arrival. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all needed materials are picked up before departure. If you have any questions, please come in to our office located at 101 HRCB, or give us a call at (801) 422-3686.