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MOAS Taps into a Rich Tradition of Diplomacy in the Americas

April 30, 2024 04:55 PM
"MOAS helped me see the world through a different lens than I was used to."
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BYU Students Receive Boren Awards to Study Languages Abroad

April 29, 2024 03:56 PM
These prestigious national scholarships provide funding for students to live abroad while studying languages that are critical to US national interests.
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Having Transformative Experiences Abroad

April 18, 2024 04:45 PM
Learn more about Garrett Maxwell in this graduate spotlight.
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Finding Joy in Research

April 18, 2024 04:31 PM
Learn more about William Martindale in this graduate spotlight.
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Becoming a Better Disciple Scholar

April 18, 2024 04:20 PM
Learn more about Allyson Huffmire in this graduate spotlight.
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Finding a Place in International Relations

April 18, 2024 04:12 PM
Learn more about Charlotte Rolfs in this graduate spotlight.
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Broadening Academic Horizons

April 18, 2024 04:00 PM
Learn more about Tyler Brown in this graduate spotlight.
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Cole Durham Receives International Society’s Distinguished Service Award

April 18, 2024 03:48 PM
The award was given in recognition of Durham's lifelong contributions in the fields of law and religion.
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Kennedy Center Names Valedictorians for 2024

April 15, 2024 03:30 PM
Valedictorians were chosen by the faculty of each major based on their overall performance, including academics, leadership roles, and other extracurricular activities.
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International Society Holds 34th Annual Conference

April 12, 2024 01:05 PM
The 34th annual International Society conference discussed topics such as human dignity, global security in regards to technology, and new approaches to peacemaking.
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New Deputy Directors Announced for China Teachers Program

March 28, 2024 05:36 PM
“We’re really excited to serve here and we believe a hundred percent in the program. We see how it changes lives for the teachers, as well as for the students and any number of other people you interact with in China.”
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BYU's Ben Stone Awarded Fulbright to Research in Estonia

February 29, 2024 02:06 PM
"I have really enjoyed being surrounded by a diversity of experiences and broadening my own ideas for my professional career."
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China Teachers Program Celebrates 35 Years of Building Bridges with China

February 16, 2024 02:26 PM
"The program is the most sustained relationship that BYU has in China. It has provided an incredibly rewarding experience for our teachers and a real academic service for their students.”
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BYU's John McHenry Receives Fulbright to Teach English in Tajikistan

January 25, 2024 03:46 PM
“I thought that participating in Fulbright would be an adventure, as well as give me a hands-on understanding of how the United States uses education as a form of diplomacy and relationship building.”
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See the Winners of Our Annual Photo Contest

December 29, 2023 12:22 PM
The winners were chosen from hundreds of submissions from students on BYU international study programs.
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BYU Ranked #1 for Number of Students Studying Abroad

November 30, 2023 05:42 PM
This new ranking comes from the Open Doors Report released by the Institute of International Education.
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ISP Film Festival Winners Announced

November 30, 2023 02:46 PM
Congratulations to the 2023 winners of the International Study Programs Film Festival, who were announced at the International Study Programs Film Festival.
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Diplomacy Scholarship Recipients Pursue Foreign Service Careers

November 29, 2023 03:50 PM
The scholarship, which is in its third year, is provided by the V Jordan and Patricia N. Tanner Endowment.
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The BYU London Centre is Expanding

October 31, 2023 04:38 PM
The recently acquired townhouse at 31 Palace Court will provide housing for BYU students having an international professional experience as interns in London.
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Congratulations to our 2023 Kennedy Research Fellows

September 11, 2023 04:01 PM
The five fellows will pursue research projects this semester related to the Kennedy Center's fall 2023 academic theme, "Preserving and Transforming Culture."
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American Studies Comes Home to the Kennedy Center

September 01, 2023 06:25 PM
"Knowing about the variety of experiences that people other than yourself or people like you have had—both historically and currently—allows you to navigate your community in a more responsible, compassionate, ethical way."
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BYU Is Second in the Nation for Boren Scholarships

August 30, 2023 03:18 PM
BYU has once again been named a top-performing institution for receiving these prestigious scholarships, which provide funding for US students to study languages and cultures abroad.
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Congratulations to our 2023 Kennedy Scholars

August 30, 2023 02:49 PM
“Being involved with everything the Kennedy Center offers has been the highlight of my time at BYU.”
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New Global Environmental Studies Program at the Kennedy Center

July 31, 2023 02:21 PM
"If you have a background in environmental studies . . . you’ll have good critical thinking skills, communications skills, and literacy in science and humanities."
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Three BYU Students Receive Fulbright Awards

July 31, 2023 01:11 PM
"Anyone, whether a rising senior or an alum, should consider applying for a Fulbright to help further their career aspirations and to make lasting cultural connections with another part of the world that will last a lifetime."
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Emily Emerick Hired as Academic Advisor

July 19, 2023 01:25 PM
“I am also excited to get to know the students in the Kennedy Center majors and help support them on their path to graduation and encourage them in their dreams.”
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Excavating the Past at Petra

June 30, 2023 05:20 PM
Two Kennedy Center affiliated faculty are doing excavations at Petra, Jordan, the world-famous UNESCO World Heritage Site, part of a long-standing connection between Utah and Jordan that stretches back fifty years.
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Scandinavian Studies Program Comes to the Kennedy Center

June 30, 2023 11:26 AM
As the heart of international study on BYU campus, the Kennedy Center is pleased to announce that Scandinavian Studies will be joining our academic programs beginning in Fall 2023.
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David Kirkham Announced as New International Society President

June 23, 2023 12:06 PM
"We welcome those who embrace—or are ready to embrace—the challenges, contradictions, complications, and cognitive dissonance, along with the thrill and great satisfaction, that commonly arise in the course of international engagement."
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Robert Griffiths Completes Term as International Society President

June 12, 2023 01:08 PM
“It was just a delight to work with great people willing to contribute so much."
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Rob McFarland Named New European Studies Program Coordinator

May 31, 2023 11:03 AM
"I have so many students who have jobs and careers they never imagined until they came into contact with Europe . . . It opens up an entirely new realm of possibilities.”
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Students Reflect on Experiences at MUN Competitions

May 30, 2023 02:52 PM
"Opportunities like [MUN] helped me to remember why I do what I do and why I want to pursue a career in diplomacy."
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Scott Cooper Named New International Relations Program Coordinator

May 26, 2023 01:26 PM
“Whether through your job or just through being a citizen, the world impacts you: it impacts who people vote for, it impacts the kinds of jobs people have, it impacts the kinds of problems people face."
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Model Organization of American States Team Competes for Fifth Time

May 26, 2023 01:18 PM
"The ideal is to prepare to represent a country—in this year's case, Paraguay—and pursue the 'spirit of diplomacy.'"
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Darren Hawkins Named New International Development Program Coordinator

May 25, 2023 12:21 PM
"We are a gospel of improving people’s happiness and joy. And it’s hard to improve people’s happiness and joy if they live in conditions of extreme poverty or concern about their security.”
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Model Arab League Participates in Regional and National Competitions

May 17, 2023 02:06 PM
"My belief is that these types of extracurricular learning experiences help make the classroom experiences more beneficial and are just an integral part of a good education.”
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Rebecca van Uitert and Jason Howell Recognized as Honored Alumni

February 14, 2023 02:43 PM
These Kennedy Center alumni were honored for their lives of service as part of Homecoming Week 2022 activities.
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MUN Team Holds 33rd Annual Conference for High School Students

February 13, 2023 03:41 PM
Over six hundred high school students from all across Utah participated in the Model United Nations Conference hosted at BYU.
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Winners Announced for Kennedy Center Photo Contest

December 16, 2022 11:23 AM
The annual photo contest features photos taken by students on ISP programs.
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Students Share Their Experiences in the ISP Film Festival

November 30, 2022 03:43 PM
"The purpose of the film festival is to create a library of stories about the experiences students have, and to reward students for their creative work."
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Building Bridges with the China Teachers Program

November 22, 2022 11:32 AM
For the past thirty years, the China Teacher Program has built professional and academic bridges between BYU and Chinese universities.
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Bringing Día de los Muertos to BYU

October 28, 2022 11:20 AM
"The holiday is a beautiful historical and cultural celebration of life and family connectivity."
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BYU Named a National Resource Center for Asian and Latin American Studies

August 19, 2022 01:36 PM
This Department of Education grant provides four years of funding for Asian and Latin American Studies Studies at BYU and the University of Utah.
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The Kennedy Center Announces the 2022 Kennedy Scholars

August 17, 2022 11:40 AM
The Kennedy Scholars award is given to recipients who embody the the vision and goals of the Kennedy Center.
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Fall 2022 Kennedy Research Fellows Announced

July 29, 2022 01:15 PM
"One of the Kennedy Center’s purposes is to support internationally focused research at BYU."
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BYU's Isabella Errigo Awarded 2022 Fulbright Research Grant

July 08, 2022 11:43 AM
"I plan to be an ambassador for BYU, Fulbright, and the U.S. through science communication."
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Learn about Canadian Studies This Canada Day

July 01, 2022 01:57 PM
"Given recent world events, it has never been more important for Americans to understand the Canadian context and for the two countries to further develop understanding and friendship."
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Raquel Petrus Hired as Academic Advisor

June 30, 2022 03:12 PM
“I love to help students have big dreams, then get into the nitty gritty to see how we’re going to make those big dreams happen.”
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Check Out Our New Photo Exhibit in the Education in Zion Gallery

June 30, 2022 02:00 PM
The photos feature structures and worshippers from faith traditions across the world; all photos were taken by BYU students on international study programs in the last decade.
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BYU Ranked #1 in Nation for Boren Scholarships

May 31, 2022 12:43 PM
"This clearly demonstrates the caliber of students studying languages at BYU."
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Kennedy Center Names Valedictorians for 2022

April 29, 2022 10:02 AM
This year, for the first time, the Kennedy Center has named valedictorians for each of its six major programs.
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Practicing Diplomacy in Model Organization of American States

April 28, 2022 10:05 AM
Ten BYU students recently traveled to Washington, DC to participate in a Model Organization of American States event.
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Marc Yamada Named as New Asian Studies Coordinator

April 27, 2022 10:19 AM
“As we move further into the ‘Asian Century,’ it is imperative that we provide more opportunities for students to learn about Asian cultural, political, economic, and social perspectives.”
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Eric Hyer, Asian Studies Coordinator, To Retire

April 27, 2022 09:01 AM
“BYU has been a great career for me; good people, good school, good students. I’ve been very happy.”
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BYU MUN Team Back in Action in New York City

April 26, 2022 10:14 AM
"The best part of the conference, hands down, is working with students from all around the world."
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Six BYU students named Fulbright semi-finalists

March 31, 2022 02:05 PM
The Fulbright Program offers recent graduates and graduate students full funding for a year of research, study, or English teaching.
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Nikki Eberhardt named 2021 Honored Alumna

January 28, 2022 12:00 PM
Check out her October 2021 honored alumni address, "Leveraging Disruptive Innovation to Tackle Intractable Global Challenges."
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New faculty coordinator of MESA program named

December 27, 2021 12:00 PM
Josh Gubler of the Political Science department is the new faculty coordinator of Middle East Studies/Arabic.
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BYU Students Receive Global Leaders Scholarship

December 06, 2021 12:00 PM
“It will have a big impact on how I will move forward in achieving my goals.”
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Model United Nations team at National Conference

November 30, 2021 12:00 PM
BYU’s MUN team received a number of awards and recognitions at the national conference in Washington, DC.
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Bruce Law named International Society Executive Director

September 29, 2021 12:00 PM
Leadership changes for the International Society, an organization for global professionals.
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Leadership changes this summer at the Kennedy Center

July 28, 2021 12:00 PM
The Kennedy Center has a new director and associate director, and Renata Forste has a new position at BYU.
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Praemon prepares students for careers as intelligence analysts

June 30, 2021 12:00 PM
“Many Praemon members have leveraged their experience to gain internships and jobs in the intelligence community.”
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BYU named a top-performing school for Boren scholarships

May 18, 2021 12:00 AM
“The Boren scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships we help students apply for.”
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Hadfield on Nursing in South Africa

May 11, 2021 12:00 PM
“Their training, commitment, and working with rather than against African medicine helped these nurses succeed.”
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Model United Nations team takes home top honors

April 28, 2021 09:51 AM
COVID-19 restrictions couldn’t keep BYU students from excelling at the national Model United Nations competition.
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Model Arab League team shines at national competition

April 28, 2021 09:48 AM
BYU students took home multiple honors in this year’s Zoom-only national Model Arab League competition.
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Sigma student journal helps students make their ideas heard

March 12, 2021 09:54 AM
Sigma makes political science research by BYU students available to a worldwide audience.
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BYU Students Named as Fulbright Semi-Finalists

February 26, 2021 09:56 AM
The Fulbright is a natural fit for BYU students, many of whom have a deep interest in cross-cultural engagement and value international experiences.
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New Ranking for International Study Program

January 21, 2021 09:59 AM
The Kennedy Center’s International Study Program is the 14th largest university study abroad program in the United States, according to the most recent Open Doors report.
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Anna Ortiz, BYU and Statewide Academic Advisor of the Year

January 19, 2021 09:57 AM
“It means a lot to me that my fellow advisors felt like I was someone worth recognizing.”
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Bowen on Gender and Global Security

January 19, 2021 09:00 AM
“The germ for the book’s idea started with the formation of the WomanStats Project…”
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New Ancient Near Eastern Studies Coordinator

December 14, 2020 10:02 AM
The Kennedy Center is pleased to welcome Cecilia M. Peek as the new Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ANES) program faculty coordinator.
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A Champion for Indigenous Languages

December 10, 2020 10:05 AM
“I feel strongly the drive to strengthen, promote and make visible indigenous languages and safeguard the loss of these languages…”
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Shumway on Argentina’s Political History

October 27, 2020 10:04 AM
“[The book] is an introduction for English readers to the amazing Mariquita Sánchez, and it is a fresh look at Juan Manuel de Rosas…”
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New Record for Gilman Scholarships

August 18, 2020 10:06 AM
“Applying for the Gilman Scholarship was easier than I thought it would be. [The Kennedy Center] scholarship advisement is there to help you every step of the way.”
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Hyer on China’s Border Strategy

August 14, 2020 10:08 AM
“While researching the book, I visited most all of China’s border regions to see for myself what was happening along China’s border.”
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Advancing Arabic

July 08, 2020 10:10 AM
“Most students prepare for the yearlong capstone in Morocco by taking four semesters of Arabic and participating in BYU’s study abroad at the Qasid Arabic Institute in Jordan.”
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A Photo Contest for Everyone

July 01, 2020 10:09 AM
“Students can be creative in their interpretation of what it means to ‘Expand your world’ from their homes.”
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Top Language Programs

June 26, 2020 09:58 AM
“According to a recent article from the Daily Universe, based on an independent study, BYU is first in the nation for Arabic, Portuguese, and Russian and third in the nation overall for its language degrees.”
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On Racial Inequality

June 01, 2020 10:17 AM
“It is so easy for us to surround ourselves with what is familiar, but it is when we leave our comfort zone and interact with others that we are able to confront our own racial prejudices and biases.”
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Record for Boren Scholarships

May 20, 2020 10:12 AM
“The more time a student spends on her/his application, the greater the chances are of receiving the award.”
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2020 Virtual Convocation

April 29, 2020 10:15 AM
“Graduates were given a shout-out by name while ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ played.”
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Model EU 2020

April 16, 2020 10:18 AM
“Model EU students hone their research, public speaking, negotiation, and other diplomatic skills.”
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Thirty Years of Service

February 11, 2020 10:21 AM
“We picked a simple theme that the world is improving and focused on that. Most people are surprised to know that the world is getting better.”
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The Foreign Service Path

July 03, 2018 10:20 AM
“Is there a direct path to success in the Foreign Service? If there is, BYU’s international relations students would like to know.”
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