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Global Engineering Outreach

Dates: 29 Apr–17 May 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 1 November 2023


This experience will offer the opportunity for students to work on global problems, researching not only technical but economical and socio-cultural issues. This year we will focus on a variety of projects for implementation in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia, working directly with the communities or organizations where projects will be implemented. Students will have the opportunity to work on teams with students from different disciplines, and will learn that in the world of applied engineering and technology, boundaries between engineering and technology disciplines fade and all participants at the simplest levels are problem solvers, each contributing a unique viewpoint or technical background to solve the problem at hand.

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Randy Lewis
330 S EB
(801) 422-7863


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will enroll in the following course while on this program:

Spring 2024: IAS 397R—Topics in International and Area Studies (1 credit hour)

Please see your department for the current policies regarding credit for engineering technical electives.

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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A scholarship of $1260 to help offset the costs will be given by the Weidman Center to participants majoring in Engineering and Technology within the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering.

Includes Latter-day Saint, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and Non-Latter-day Saint students), airfare, housing, group transportation, some group meals, Machu Picchu trip, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include most meals and 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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Students must be working toward a degree in engineering or technology and have completed pre-professional requirements of their major by the beginning of fall 2023. Exceptions may be petitioned with the program director.

Accepted engineering and technology students are required to participate in both the fall 2023 and winter 2024 courses noted below prior to the trip. Exceptions must be approved by the program director. Cultural and international preparation will be part of these courses.
  • Fall 2023: 495R course in your major or ME EN 494R—Global Engineering Outreach Projects if Mechanical Engineering (1 credit hour), T and Th 3:00–4:50 p.m.
  • Winter 2024:  495R course in your major or ME EN 494R —Global Engineering Outreach Projects if Mechanical Engineering (2 credit hours), T and Th 3:00–4:50 p.m.
Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will stay in housing provided by the program. Housing is included in the program cost.
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Flights which are covered by the program cost will be arranged by the program directors through a BYU Travel agent. Students may not purchase their own flights.

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 November 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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Randy Lewis
330 S EB
(801) 422-7863
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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.