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Woolf Institute in Cambridge, UK

Dates: 3 July–21 July 2023
Application Deadline: 20 February 2023

Religion and Society from the Medieval to the Modern

A three-week direct enrollment program sponsored by Religious Education and the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University. Students take courses taught by Woolf Institute scholars and engage in the academic study of interreligious and interfaith relations at one of the world’s leading centers. Students will also participate in interfaith activities and visits to local museums, religious sites, and other historic destinations. In addition to being taught at one of the best and oldest universities in the world, students learn from peers from across the globe who hold different values, perspectives, and beliefs. Immersion into Cambridge life includes not only academics but also activities led by Cambridge affiliated students that are integral parts of Cambridge college life. Students will experience site visits to medieval cathedrals and centers of Jewish life, as well as hubs of religious and political engagement in London, Oxford, Winchester, and Cambridge.

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Andrew Reed
316M JSB
(801) 422-4329


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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

REL C 393—Directed Readings in Religion (2 credit hours)
EUROP 336R—Survey of European History and Politics (3 credit hours)
IAS 201R—London Walk Course (1 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 summer tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students); Woolf Institute tuition, college room, breakfast and lunch while in Cambridge, and program fees.

Does not include airfare, prep course tuition, 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.

Full need-based scholarships available. BYU summer scholarships can be applied.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in our Study Abroad preparation course (IAS 201, 1 credit hour) held during the second block of winter semester.

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. They 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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Students are housed on-site at St. John’s College, University of Cambridge, near the grounds of the Woolf Institute in the heart of Cambridge. Breakfast and lunch is included on weekdays, as well as some group meals.
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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: 20 February 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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Andrew Reed, Associate Professor, Church History, chair of the BYU Council for Interfaith Engagement.

316M JSB
(801) 422-4329

Paul Kerry, Associate Professor, History, Associate Director of the International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

2149 JFSB
(801) 422-2983
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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.