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BYU London Centre Fall

Dates: 3 September– 9 December 2024 (approx.)
Priority Deadline: 15 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024


You could stay home. Sit this one out. Go to your usual classes, walk the streets of Provo, play Zelda, eat string cheese. But you’re not that kind of person, are you? You’re not a sedentary stone gathering moss. You want to be transformed. Transformation is central to everything cool: art, music, history, literature. Things settle in; groups take power, traditions form, boundaries are drawn, punishments meted out. And then . . . POW! The Romans (or Saxons, or Danes, or Scots, or McDonald’s) invade, a woman becomes a queen, an artist defies cultural norms, a madman threatens to wipe you off the map, a ship full of Jamaicans arrive. Come with us to the UK and discover what British history and culture teach us about permanence and change. When different cultures collide, what happens? What stays the same, and what changes? Which ideas survive, and which ideas (or people!) die? We will address these questions as we study England and Ireland as sites of integration of peoples and cultures in dynamics of permanence and change. You may find that the biggest change you observe is in yourself.

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Contact Us

Seth Jeppesen
3041 JFSB
(801) 422-2220


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Accepted students will enroll in 12 credit hours of the following courses:

UNIV 210R—Clash of Cultures: Religion, Empire, and Immigration in the UK (Fulfills Global and Cultural Awareness GE)
UNIV 214R—Transformations: Greek and Roman Mythology, Art, and Reception (Fulfills Arts GE)
UNIV 215R—Classical British Literature Transformed (Fulfills Letters GE)
UNIV 218R—Becoming Britain: Celts, Romans, Saxons, Vikings, and Normans (Fulfills Social Science GE)

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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$11,100–11,600 (final amount will depend in part on US/UK exchange rates in fall 2024)

Includes full-time Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition; housing at the Centre; breakfast and dinner all days except Saturday; admission to program-related activities; transportation within London; travel, lodging, and meals on program excursions within UK; and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare to/from London, lunches and Saturday meals, preparation course tuition, passport fees, 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.

BYU students are strongly encouraged to request experiential education funding through their home department and/or college and the ORCA program.

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) during the second block of the winter 2024 semester.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students reside and take classes in the recently refurbished London Centre in the vibrant, conveniently located West End neighborhood of Bayswater. The Centre is a short Tube ride from most central London attractions and just minutes by foot from Kensington Gardens, Notting Hill, and hundreds of shops and restaurants. Program costs include self-serve breakfasts and chef-prepared dinners all days except Saturday, and students can generally lunch on PBJs or the previous night’s leftovers. The Centre offers free laundry facilities, a library, a lounge, and Wi-Fi access.

Student participants are required to help in food preparation and clean-up. Because of the communal nature of the meals, the BYU London Centre cannot meet all special dietary needs nor can it ensure a safe environment for those with food allergies. Please also note that other than a communal microwave, students do not have accommodations in the Centre, and may not bring their own accommodations to the Centre, to prepare food for themselves individually. If you have dietary or allergy concerns we recommend that you speak with the International Study Programs office before you apply.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. 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.

While London Centre programs primarily serve undergraduates from BYU-Provo, students from other universities who are committed to a rigorous academic experience and adhering to BYU’s Honor Code are also invited to apply. First-generation college students and students from other under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Priority Deadline: 15 November 2023
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024
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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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Seth Jeppesen (director), Associate Professor of Classical Studies in Comparative Arts and Letters, has directed Study Abroad programs in London and Greece. He will be accompanied by his wife, Jenae, and three children.
3041 JFSB
(801) 422-2220

Brian Jackson (associate director), Professor of English. He will be accompanied by his wife Amy and 14-year old daughter.
4111 JFSB
(801) 422-8086
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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.