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Global Sports Media

Dates: 30 July–11 August 2024 (approx.)
Application Deadline: 3 November 2023

Students will produce multimedia content leading up to, and during, the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. The multimedia stories will include videos, digital content, and social stories. They will focus on athletes with a connection to BYU or to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Additionally, the stories students produce will be published in the Daily Universe and other distribution partners. During summer term, we will meet for class for several weeks producing preview stories on Olympic athletes for our distribution partners and planning our trip to Paris. Between 26 July and 11 August 2024, we will travel to Paris for 10–12 days to cover athletes competing in the Games. Students will be expected to produce stories each day or in a timely manner. The content students produce should be added to their professional portfolios.

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Miles Romney
304 BRMB
(801) 422-0868


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

COMMS 498R—Projects in Communications (3 credit hours)

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 Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, admissions, some transportation, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare to and from program, local transportation, meals, 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.

Accepted students may qualify for program support from the School of Communications.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to complete the pre-requisites for COMMS 498R, or equivalent, prior to departure.

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This course will be taught during the second block of winter semester 2024. Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee.

Due to the limited amount of time spent in Paris, students should not schedule late arrivals or early departures from the program. Students are committed to the pre-departure and the reentry portion of the class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students and faculty directors will live in hotels.
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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.

Application Deadline: 3 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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Professors Miles Romney and Kris Boyle of the School of Communications are the faculty directors who will accompany the program. 

Miles Romney
304 BRMB
(801) 422-0868

Kris Boyle
322 BRMB
(801) 422-3272
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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.