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Art in Berlin, Prague, and Basel

Dates: 5 May–17 June 2023
Application Deadline: 16 January 2023

Experience the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Germany, the Czech Republic, and Switzerland while learning about and making art. The courses will make full use of the museums, artists, and cultural institutions in these three countries to help students develop a greater awareness of art and its development throughout history. Particular focus will be placed on art and culture of the region and its complex political and cultural histories.

We will begin with two weeks in Prague; then make our way to Berlin for four weeks of travel, study, and art making; and then conclude in Switzerland with a trip to the Alps and the international art fair Art Basel.

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Christopher Lynn
WCCB 2169
(801) 422-3492


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students must register for 6 credit hours from among the following courses:

ART 101—Intro to Art and Drawing (3 credit hours) (GE credit)
ART 120—Watercolor for Non-Majors (3 credit hours)
ART 394R—Special Problems in Art (3 credit hours)
ART 480R—Advanced Studio (3 credit hours)

While this program is sponsored through the Department of Art with an emphasis on viewing and producing art, all students are welcomed. Non-majors can fulfill GE Arts credit by taking ART 101. Also available to non-majors is the ART 120 watercolor course. All courses fulfill Minor in Art requirements. Prerequisites are required for ART 394R and ART 480R.

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), lodging, group transportation, group admission fees, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare (estimated at $1,200–$1,800), most meals, art supplies, or personal expenses.
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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.

Talent Awards are available to qualified majors through the Department of Art. Scholarships (up to $1,000) for qualified majors, minors and non-majors are also available through the Department of Art.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to complete all necessary prerequisites courses prior to departure.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour) during the second term of winter semester 2023.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will stay in hotels and apartments.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information document.

Application Deadline: 16 January 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Christopher Lynn is an associate professor in the Department of Art. He received his MFA from the Ohio State University and has been teaching at BYU since 2015. Prior to coming to BYU, he was a director and curator of various art galleries and museums for ten years. He will be accompanied by his wife, Maria, and their two boys.

2169 WCCB
(801) 422-1328

Joseph Ostraff is a professor in the Department of Art. He received his MFA from the University of Washington, Seattle, and has been teaching at BYU for thirty years. Ostraff has extensive travel experience and has previously been a director on seven study abroad programs. He will be accompanied by his wife, Melinda, who is a botanist.

2183 WCCB
(801) 422-3492
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International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.