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Build and Ride a Bike in Europe

Dates: 24 May–29 June 2024
Application Deadline: 1 December 2023


Have you ever wanted to design and build your own bike—from scratch?! And then ride that bike in Europe, while visiting amazing sites and businesses such as CERN, Brompton Bikes, the WHO (World Health Organization), and Cadbury Chocolate factory, among many others?! The purpose of this study abroad program is to engage you in an exciting manufacturing/engineering design experiential learning opportunity. The experiential learning opportunity will start in England, where you will be building your own bike (design, brazing, welding, working with carbon fiber, etc.) in a small bike building academy. No experience needed—they’ll teach it all to you. After spending time at the academy, we will take our newly minted bikes to the Netherlands (to experience the bike culture of Amsterdam, while visiting various technology and engineering companies), then we’ll go to France to visit a few bio-engineering companies, and then train to Switzerland to visit CERN, UNWHO, and many other great sites. This is the study abroad program of a life-time: learning, coupled with skill building and great cultural experiences!

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Contact Us

Geoff Wright
230 G SNLB
(801) 422-7804


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students are required to take six credit hours during summer term.

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); accommodation, train travel around England, France, and Switzerland; cultural visits; the bike building course; international health insurance; and a NEW BIKE (you will be making this bike as part of the study abroad).

Does not include airfare, laundry, most meals, 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.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Prerequisites: none.

Candidates will be selected according to previous work experience, academic record, overall attitude, and maturity level. The program starts in spring term 2024 with coordination meetings that help the students prepare for departure to Europe. Some coordination will be required during winter semester to obtain appropriate paperwork.

Students are also required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation class (IAS 201R, 0.5 credit hour). This class will be held Tuesdays, 4:00–6:00pm second block of winter semester 2024.

Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee of approximately $304.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will stay in local hotels and home rentals.
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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 December 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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Geoff Wright, a professor in the technology and engineering studies program, will oversee the academic component of the program. Contact him with any questions.

230 G SNLB
(801) 422-7804
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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.