Located in the heart of Brigham Young University’s campus, the Kennedy Center is a dynamic, global center offering a broad spectrum of study and service opportunities. Prospective students, current students, alumni, international friends, and visitors will find we’ve gathered the most relevant and up-to-date information on our site to assist you.
Our richly diverse but intimately interconnected world challenges us to develop a breadth of knowledge and a depth of understanding to comprehend our complex international neighborhood. You will discover the Kennedy Center is committed to the university’s injunction to “enter to learn—go forth to serve” and its aspiration to make “the world our campus.”
Our objective is to mold the brightest students today who will serve the people and nations of the world tomorrow—a commitment that extends beyond classroom theory to incorporate practical experience in an international setting. Students who are admitted will find faculty and staff to help them identify and take advantage of international study, career goals, and job placement. Kennedy Center graduates have a reputation around the world for their academic excellence, international experience, and moral character. The center’s international and area studies offers six major and five minor degree programs. Our commitment to interdisciplinary education creates a wellspring of people, knowledge, and experiences where ideas are translated into action. (See Kennedy Center Fast Facts)
Our campus attracts extraordinary diplomats, scholars, and talented individuals from business, politics, finance, public service, and education who teach and present at the Kennedy Center Lectures. The center also offers conferences and seminars to stimulate intellectual debate and to prepare students for evolving career opportunities in our global community.
We invite you to explore our web site and become acquainted with Kennedy Center people and programs.