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Service Design

Dates: 30 April–14 May 2023
Application Deadline: 2 December 2022


Service design is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the design world. Service design is the activity of planning and organizing people, infrastructure, communication, media, and components of a service to improve its quality and the interaction between a service provider and their customers’ experience. It is a field that bridges the gap between technical, business, and design expertise. Service designers place a heavy focus on the end user to create a purposeful service that provides meaningful value. They design holistically through vision building, representation, and facilitation.

In this two-week study abroad, students will begin in Copenhagen, Denmark where they will participate in a week-long service design workshop with faculty and students from the service design master’s program at Aalborg University. The workshop walks students through the complete service design process, start to finish. The workshop is daily from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, will include individual and group work, and concludes with an exhibition of the services created during the workshop.

Students will then travel to Barcelona, Spain, for four days, to explore service design and visit notable design sites such as the Sagrada Familia, the Barcelona Pavilion, Casa Batlló, and more. After Barcelona, students will spend four days in London, England, to visit service design consultancies and other important design sites such as the Tower of London, the Sir John Soane Museum, the Design Museum, the Leighton House, the William Morris Gallery, and more.

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Bryan Howell
310 CTB
(801) 422-7751


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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

INDES 338—Industrial Design Field Trip Study (3.0 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 for 3 credit hours (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), airfare from Copenhagen to Barcelona and from Barcelona to London, local housing, local transportation, entrance fees to scheduled sites and activities, and international health insurance.

Does not include airfare from Salt Lake City (or student’s home airport) to Copenhagen, airfare from London to Salt Lake City (or student’s home airport) or personal meals and expenses.

Students must plan to arrive to Copenhagen on 30 April, the start of the program. The end of the program will be 14 May in London.
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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 block of winter semester 2023.

Part-time and non-BYU students will need to pay an additional tuition fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.

This program requires all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID, including boosters, to participate.
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Students will stay 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 document.

Application Deadline: 2 December 2022
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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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Bryan Howell, a Department of Industrial Design professor, will be the director.

310 CTB
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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.