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British Literature and Landscape

Dates: 22 June–12 August 2024
Application Deadline: 1 November 2023

Roam the landscape that fed Shakespeare’s imagination. Climb peaks and walk the lakeshores where Wordsworth composed his verses. Meditate at the table by the window where Austen wrote her novels. Hike across the Brontës’ moors. Take a meal in the pub where Tolkien and Lewis’ Inklings conversed. Refine your own travel essay in the Isle of Skye.

In the British Literature and Landscape Study Abroad Program, students will hike the landscapes of British literature as they develop their own writing and study the work of great literary minds, from the urban intellectual centers of London and Edinburgh, to the wilds of the Scottish Highlands and the English Lake District. The group will visit Shakespeare’s Warwickshire, climb the mountains of Wales, walk the coastline that inspired Keats and Tennyson, canoe Wordsworth’s River Wye, cycle through Dartmoor on the hunt for the Baskerville Hound, explore the ruins of King Arthur’s Tintagel, and much, much more.

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Jarica Watts
4140 JFSB
(801) 422-4938


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will register for 6 credit hours during summer term:

English 300R—English Literature in a Cultural Setting (3 credits; counts for GE Letters and English major credit)

English 306—Travel Writing (3 credits; counts for GE Letters, English major credit, or Creative Writing Minor credit)

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), housing, 80% of meals, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare, some meals, entertainment, or other 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 and may be considered for other scholarships.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

The College of Humanities offers scholarships that can be used for this program. For application information, write to the program directors.

Accepted students may be eligible for the Blessing/Kagel Literature and Landscape Study Abroad Award from the English Department.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This evening course will be held during the second term of winter semester 2024.

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

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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The group will be staying in youth hostels and B&Bs as they hike throughout Scotland, England, and Wales.
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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 page.

Application Deadline: 1 November 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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Jarica Watts, an associate professor of English, is a scholar of early twentieth-century British literature. She will be joined on the program by her husband and two children.

4140 JFSB
(801) 422-4938

Michael Lavers, an associate professor of English, teaches creative writing with a specialty in poetry. He will be joined on the program by his wife and two children.

4162 JFSB
(801) 422-9783

Please feel free to contact them with any questions.
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Contact Us

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.