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Global History: European Church History

Dates: 1 July–23 August 2024 (8 weeks)
Application Deadline: 1 February 2024

Explore Europe’s rich history through an intensive internship provided by the Church History Department in Europe Area Offices and affiliated partners of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Build bridges with local leaders, early converts, and modern-day pioneers to collect, preserve, and share the story of Latter-day Saints in context of Europe’s diverse linguistic and cultural tapestry. Explore ancient ruins, traverse bustling markets, and witness breathtaking landscapes that are the backdrop of living history today. Expand your worldview while helping to tell Church history in context of global events. Illuminate overlooked narratives and create a legacy for future generations, inspiring them to question, explore, and embrace new perspectives.

After intensive training in Frankfurt, interns will be sent to various countries across Europe based on project needs, student interests, and language abilities. All interns will work in pairs or in small groups alongside local experts all across Europe.

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Contact Us

Tiffany DeWitt
2130 JFSB
(801) 422-7189


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students will enroll in at least 6 credit hours from the following course list while on this program:

HIST 299R—Academic Internship (0–6 credit hours)
HIST 496R—Academic Internship: Family, Local, and Social History (0–6 credit hours)
HIST 495R—Directed Research (0–6 credit hours)
PLANG 399R—Translation and Localization Internship (0–6 credit hours; through the Center for Language Studies)

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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BYU Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students) and student health insurance.

Does not include airfare to/from Frankfurt, airport shuttle to Frankfurt Church offices, transportation to student housing near Frankfurt Church offices, in-country assignments, preparation course tuition, housing, meals, passport, visa fees, or personal expenses.

Students should expect to pay the following.

Lodging (Frankfurt, in-country): $3,300
Transportation (inter-continental): $2,200
NGO Coordination Fee: $260
Health Insurance: $300
BYU Tuition (6 summer credits): $1,624
TOTAL: $7,684
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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.

Several grants, scholarships and awards are available through the university, college, and department. Contact internship coordinator to apply.

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 course will be held Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:40 PM during the second block of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Housing is provided for in the cost of this internship and will be coordinated by the European mentors and BYU’s Internship Coordinator. Students will live together in pairs or small groups.
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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

This internship is open to any major and especially useful for students with an interest in history, literature, writing, research, culture or the humanities. Academic internship credits can be applied to any major. Students with additional language skills are encouraged; English speakers are also welcome.

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate in our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

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 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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Tiffany DeWitt, History Internship Coordinator
2130 JFSB
(801) 422-7189
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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.