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BYU London Centre Winter

Dates: 13 January–20 April 2023
Application Deadline: 1 October 2022

DESIGNING THE LONDON EXPERIENCE

Introduction Video

The Winter 2023 program at the London Centre, directed by Jamin Rowan (Department of English) and Mat Duerden (Department of Experience Design and Management), offers students an immersive and experiential educational opportunity designed to elevate their curiosity and creativity. Students will deepen their curiosity and creativity through a program that integrates experience design, storytelling, design thinking, and urban studies. As students explore London’s ethnically and religiously diverse neighborhoods, immerse themselves in the city’s theatre and music scenes, eat their way through London’s markets and restaurants, bike across the rolling hills and golden stone structures of the Cotswolds, coasteer on Cornwall’s rugged coast, and hike in Wordsworth’s stunning Lake District, they will learn to think critically about what it means to design and live a good life as well as to make sense of a complex world through the stories that we tell about ourselves.

While students will satisfy four GE requirements (Global & Cultural Awareness, Arts, Letters, and Social Sciences), they will experience their coursework as a single, integrated class co-taught by Professors Rowan and Duerden. This course will culminate in eight unique London experiences that student groups design for each other, experiences that will connect students to London’s rich cultural history and vibrant communities. Every part of the program—whether it be participating in one of Secret Cinema’s immersive cinematic experiences, taking a one-day crash course in improv, learning about design thinking at London’s Design Museum, or attending a Queens Park Rangers football match—will help students design and deliver a transformative London experience for their classmates. We will spend as little time as possible in the classroom and as much time as we can in one of the world’s greatest cities. London will be our classroom and textbook.

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Contact Us

Jamin Rowan
4143 JFSB
(801) 422-8968
jamin_rowan@byu.edu

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FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions
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Courses

Accepted students will be required to register for 12 credit hours, which consist of the following courses, which will be completely integrated and co-taught by Professors Rowan and Duerden:

ENGL 200—Literature of London and the UK (fulfills GE Letters)
UNIV 214R—London Culture (fulfills GE Arts)
UNIV 218R—Experience Design (fulfills GE Social Sciences)
EXDM 300—Creating a Good Life Through Experience Design (fulfills GE Global & Cultural Awareness)

Participants 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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Cost

$10,400–10,900

Includes LDS undergraduate full tuition (with increased costs for graduate and non-LDS students), housing, group admissions, program transportation, breakfast and dinner Sunday through Friday, and international health insurance coverage. Part-time BYU and non-BYU students pay an additional tuition fee of approximately $300 for the prep course.

Does not include airfare to and from London, preparation course tuition, meals on Saturdays, lunches, 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.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
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Preparation

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
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Housing

Students and faculty reside in the BYU London Centre—two adjoining Victorian townhouses on Palace Court in an upscale London neighborhood. The Centre provides breakfast and dinner Sunday through Friday and has free laundry facilities and Wi-Fi access.

All dinners and breakfasts at the London Centre are prepared and served communally. Student participants are required to help in food preparation and cleanup. 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 for meal preparation and may not bring their own accommodations to the Centre to prepare food for themselves. 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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Travel

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
travel@byu.edu
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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: 1 October 2022
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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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Faculty

Jamin Rowan is an associate professor in the English Department and specializes in urban literature and culture. He is excited to explore the great city of London alongside students at the London Centre. He and his wife Ann have looked forward to bringing their children back to England since living in Southampton (UK) as newlyweds in 2000.

4143 JFSB
(801) 422-8968
jamin_rowan@byu.edu

Mat Duerden (duerden@byu.edu) is an associate professor in the Department of Experience Design and Management. His teaching and research focus on experience design. Mat will be traveling with his wife Chenae and their four children. As a family, they love playing outside, mountain biking, skiing, reading books together, and exploring new places.

W435 TNRB
(801) 422-3834
duerden@byu.edu
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
isp@byu.edu
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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.