Brigham Young University


Summer 2014

History, Culture, Politics

"When a man is tired of London he is tired of life." Samuel Johnson's words are truer today than when he spoke them in 1777. One of the most important and influential cities in world history, London has an amazingly rich history and is home to world-class museums and historic sites. Twenty-first-century London remains one of the great cultural centers of the world, producing vibrant theatre, art, and literature.

In addition, it has also become an international melting pot of peoples, cultures, and traditions. Students participating in London Study Abroad during summer 2014 will immerse themselves in London's history and culture and will also explore the larger history of England and Europe.

Dates (approx.)

25 June–13 August 2014 (seven weeks)

Course Requirements


All students will be required to register as a full-time student (7 credit hours). The following courses will be offered:

EUROP 336R British History and Politics (3 credit hours, fulfils GE Global and Cultural Awareness)

IHUM 202 Western Humanities II (3 credit hours, fulfils GE Civilization 2 and Letters requirements)

IAS 201R—London Walks (1 credit hour)


Students and faculty live at the BYU Centre, which comprises two adjoining Victorian townhouses in west-central London near the Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park, with easy access to the Tube. Students are provided breakfast and dinner Sunday through Friday. The centre has free laundry facilities, a library, and some computer and wifi access.

Preparation for Study Abroad

All students accepted into the program are expected to register for a one-credit, pre-departure preparation class held Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. during the second block of winter semester 2014.

Part-time BYU and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee of approximately $250.

Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to Study Abroad Programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship. 

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants. Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (

Application Procedure

Priority deadline: Friday, 6 December 2013
Deadline: Friday, 31 January 2014

Complete the online application at

Early applications are encouraged. The directors will be in contact as soon as the application has been completed.

Students are also encouraged to check out our Facebook page at: BYU London Summer 2014.

How Much Does This Cost?


Includes LDS, undergraduate tull tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), housing, some cultural/historical sites and other admissions, group transportation and breakfasts on field trips, breakfast and dinners Sunday–Friday, and international health insurance.

not included

Airfare to London, meals on field trips and Saturdays, lunches, personal expenses, or passport fee.


Stanley Benfell, professor of comparative literature, is the program director.

Grant Underwood, professor of history, is the associate director.

Schedule and Time Commitment

Students should refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures. Family memebers are not allowed to visit during the program. If family wants to visit, they are encouraged to pick up the student at the end of the program.

Program Adjustments

ISP's Study Abroad reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or to make adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.


International Study Programs
(801) 422-3686


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