Study abroad is guided by a BYU professor in the field and offers lectures, study, and research on-site. Field trips to important locations of cultural and historical significance support the program’s academic aims and bring to life theory and principles gained in the classroom.
International internships are an independent, work-oriented experience in an international setting. Students bridge the gap between their academic and professional career as they pursue personalized study with the guidance of a faculty mentor and receive individualized training under the tutelage of a field professional.
Direct enrollment is an independent international experience. Unlike a traditional study abroad program, where a student travels with a BYU professor and a group of BYU students, direct enrollment is individual students immersing themselves with local and international students on a foreign campus for a semester independent of any BYU professor or other BYU students. The courses automatically transfer from the institution to count for pre-approved courses at BYU. Direct enrollment only exists with universities for which BYU has official agreements. Direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU–Provo students.
Field school is a research-based program that introduces students to local communities and cultures. The goal of a field school program is to give students mentored field research experience. Students are led by the faculty director to a particular community of interest and conduct field work on a project under the mentorship of the directing faculty.