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Southern Europe: Art History & Pilgrimage

Dates: 5 May–10 June 2023
Application Deadline: 1 November 2022

The Southern Europe: Art History & Pilgrimage study abroad program offers students the opportunity for an intensive, on-site study of art and architecture across Europe. With an emphasis on pilgrimage, both modern and historical, this program seeks to create a unique travel experience that will enable participants to visit significant sites and museums as well as foster an appreciation of foreign cultures. Through this program, students will have the opportunity to explore and study in Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Italy, Greece, and Spain.

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James Swensen
3054 JFSB
(801) 422-2206


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Students will register for 6 credit hours during the program from the following courses:

ARTHC 492R, section 1. On-Site Studies—European Art and Architecture from Antiquity to 1500 (3 credit hours)

ARTHC 492R, section 2. On-Site Studies—European Art and Architecture from 1500 to the Modern Age (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, transportation within Europe, admissions, and international health insurance coverage.

Does not include airfare to and from program, most 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.

Limited scholarships are available to Humanities majors.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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It is expected that participating students will have completed ARTHC 201/202 or IHUM 201/202 prior to leaving for Europe.

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 fee for enrolling in the prep class.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students will be housed 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: 1 November 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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James R. Swensen is an associate professor of art history and the history of photography. His research interests include modern art, documentary photography, the imagery of the American West, and the Grand Tour in Italy. He has co-directed seven study abroad programs to Europe, including the London Centre in 2022.

2054 JFSB
(801) 422-3686
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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.