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New York Experience

Dates: 2 May–14 June 2023
Application Deadline: 27 January 2023

The School of Communications offers the New York City Experience, an exciting program that allows students to live and study in the heart of the nation’s media capital. Students selected for this program will focus on diversity and media literacy. Learning will be accomplished through reading, writing, and visiting significant places throughout the city. Learning will be enhanced by a trip to the Sacred Grove. For fun, the class may attend such events as Broadway plays or Yankees MLB games. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to explore the city on their own and with their classmates.

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Edward L. Carter
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686


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

COMMS 351—Media and Their Audiences (3 credit hours)
COMMS 481—Gender, Race, and Class in the Media (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 full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), housing, sponsored excursions, admission to cultural sites and events, and local transportation.

Does not include airfare, personal expenses, or meals.
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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) during the second term of winter semester 2023.

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

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will be housed in the 92NY Residence complex, located in one of Manhattan's best neighborhoods, three blocks from Central Park.
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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 document.

Application Deadline: 27 January 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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Edward L. Carter is a journalist, lawyer and BYU professor of communications. He has authored more than three dozen academic journal articles on media law and free expression. He has taught communications law at BYU since 2004.

Professor Carter completed Fulbright Specialist Grants in Colombia and Chile. He enjoys traveling with students on mentored projects in Latin America and Europe. He has represented journalists and others in state and federal courts, and he served as an expert witness in free-expression cases in Utah and New Hampshire. He holds academic degrees from BYU, Northwestern University, the University of Edinburgh, and Oxford University.

He is an avid amateur in basketball, skiing, mountain biking and the short stories of Jorge Luis Borges. He and his wife, Kimberly, have four children.
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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.