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Information Systems: Asia

Dates: 26 April–31 May 2024
Application Deadline: 27 November 2023

Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan

Come examine the Fourth Industrial Revolution: how it has affected international business techniques, how companies use technology to solve a variety of problems, the advantages and disadvantages of technology use, and how it can affect user experience. This study abroad program helps students experience the Fourth Industrial Revolution and provides them with the necessary insight to promote technology growth within their own future organizations as leaders. Although this program has an information systems emphasis, it is open to all majors. Students will compare and contrast the culture and history of countries experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution and the impact on businesses.

Business visits (tentative): Ford, Phuket Pearl Farm, EV Motorcycle, Nike, US Commercial Service, Saigon Paper Company, CTS eBrakes, Giant Bicycles, ASUS, Samsung, Universal Studios Osaka, Disney Tokyo, Miura Golf, Microsoft, doTerra, Google, EY, Melaleuca, Adobe, teamLab Planets, and others.

Cultural visits (tentative): in Thailand, Elephant Sanctuary, Phang Nga Bay, Vietnam - Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, La Long Bay; in Taiwan, Fo Guang Shan Buddha, Taroko Gorge, Shifen/Jiufen, Taipei 101; in South Korea, DMZ, karaoke night; in Japan, Universal Studios, Himeji Castle, Disneyland, Mt Fuji.

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Contact Us

Greg Anderson
Information Systems Department
(801) 529-6200

Spencer Hilton
778 TNRB
(801) 422-0664


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will enroll in the following courses while on this program for a total of 6 credit hours:

BUS M 430—Introduction to International Business (3.0 credit hours)
IS 595R—International Experience (3.0 credit hours); repeatable course for those previously attending the IS study abroad

This program will fulfill course and foreign experience requirements for the Global Management Certificate offered by the Marriott School. These two courses can also be used as MISM electives (only 9 credits of undergraduate courses can be used in the MISM).

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 full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), all airfare from and to Salt Lake City International Airport, intercontinental transportation, housing, group excursions, some meals, some public transportation, and international health insurance.

Does not include prep course tuition or personal expenses such as non-covered meals, souvenirs, additional public transportation, or non-group excursions.
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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 201, 1 credit hour) during winter semester 2024.

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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Hotels are included in the program cost.
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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

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on 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.

Preference will be given to Information Systems students, but all are considered.

Application Deadline: 27 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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Greg Anderson, PhD, MBA, is a professor of Information Systems and holds the Glenn D. Ardis Teaching Professorship at the Marriott School of Business. Greg received the Bateman Student Choice Award in 2014 and 2017. He received the Marriott School Teaching Excellence Award in 2018. Greg has over 30 years of industry experience. He teaches courses in software development.

788 TNRB
(801) 529-6200

Spencer Hilton, MBA is an associate professor of Information Systems at the Marriott School of Business. He also holds a BS degree in Computer Science, a BA degree in Communication/Public Relations with a minor in Business Administration. Professor Hilton teaches database design, web development, and project management courses. His interest includes how to make improvements through both culture and technical skills that bridge business operations and technology.

778 TNRB
(801) 422-0664
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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.