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Europe Public Health

Dates: 25 May—24 June 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

This program aims to give students a chance to study and learn from public health systems in a variety of European settings. While students will visit London, Amsterdam, Paris, Copenhagen, and Geneva as part of the study abroad, we anticipate the bulk of the experience will take place in Netherlands, France, Denmark, and Norway. Students will be immersed in the local culture as they conduct interviews with local residents and through direct observation of environments, health behaviors, and lifestyles. Students will experience the impact of social and built environments (culture) on their own behaviors and learn to identify how differences between American values and lifestyle related to health differ from those in various field locations. Students will observe how public health programs and policies in Europe contribute to the overall health of populations. They will learn innovative approaches to tackling public health challenges such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other chronic conditions. Students will participate in active learning exercises and will have many opportunities to be physically active in the local environments with both planned and opportunistic excursions. This study abroad will be most appealing to students that are passionate about health, enjoy leading an active lifestyle (or want to begin doing so), and desire to experience diverse European cultures and their impact on health. Lastly, students will observe and explore the role of faith in healthy lifestyle choices.

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Josh West
(801) 422-3444

Benjamin Crookston
(801) 422-3143


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Frequently Asked Questions
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6 credits from the following:

HLTH 335 – Health Behavior Change (3 credit hours)
HLTH 480 – International Health (3 credit hours)
HLTH 492R – Directed Public Health Readings (3 credit hours)
HLTH 496R – Academic Internship (3–6 credit hours)

Note: the HLTH 496R course requires prior approval. For further information, please contact the faculty directors.

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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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for grads and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, most breakfasts, some other meals, group transport, some activities, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare, preparation course tuition, most lunches and dinners, 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, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This evening course will be held on Wednesdays from 4:00–6:00 p.m. beginning the first day of second block of winter semester 2024.

Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee of approximately $300 for this course.

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

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will stay in hotels. The program will arrange all housing.
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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.

Priority Deadline: 1 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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Josh West has extensive experience working abroad using health behavior change strategies to address international health.
(801) 422-3444

Benjamin Crookston has experience working abroad addressing undernutrition and child health.
(801) 422-3143
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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.