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BYU London Centre Winter

Dates: 9 January–15 April 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 October 2023


What does it mean to belong to a nation? What does it mean to have a nation as part of one's identity? How can we see our own identities and balance being citizens of our own nation and the world?

These are the questions we will explore in London and throughout Great Britain by attending concerts and other performances in the great venues of London, by visiting various churches and other important religious sites, by studying (in) important buildings, gardens and museums, and by touring the locations that shaped the works of iconic British writers. We will also study the development of the English language as we travel to see key artifacts at London’s museums and encounter diverse varieties of English, which will inform our discussion about national identity and language.

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Jaren Hinckley
4251 MB
(801) 422-6339

Ryan Christensen
4085 JFSB
(801) 422-4821


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Accepted students will be required to register for 12 credit hours, which consist of the following integrated courses:

FN ARTS 270R—From Abbey Road to Zadok the Priest: British National Identity in Music (fulfills GE Arts requirement) with Jaren Hinckley
LING 110—“My native English”: Development of the English Language and National Identity (fulfills GE Social Science requirement) with Jacquelyn Christensen
UNIV 210R —The Church(es) of England: The Philosophy of Identity and the Religion of Britain (fulfills the GE Global and Cultural Awareness requirement) with Ryan Christensen
UNIV 215R—“In the true English style”: British Nationalism in Literature and the Visual Arts (fulfills the GE Letters requirement) with Jane Hinckley

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 full-time Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition, housing, breakfast and dinner all days except Saturday, admission to program-related activities, transportation within London and on program excursions, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare to/from London, preparation course tuition, lunches and Saturday meals, 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
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour) during the second block of the Fall 2023 semester.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will live at the BYU London Centre. 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 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.

Priority Deadline: 1 September 2023
Application Deadline: 1 October 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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Jaren Hinckley (director) is a Professor in the School of Music. He has directed study abroad programs in Vienna, Siena, and Paris. He will be accompanied by his wife, Jane, and three of their children.

4251 MB
(801) 422-6339

Ryan Christensen (associate director) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy. He will be accompanied by his wife, Jacquelyn, and their three sons.

4085 JFSB
(801) 422-4821

Jane Hinckley is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Comparative Arts and Letters. She co-directed the London Program in 2000. Jacquelyn Christensen is an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Linguistics and English.
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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.