SLOVENIAN, CZECH, SLOVAK AND OTHER INTERNSHIPS
This program caters to students who speak one of a number of “less-commonly-taught” languages associated with Central Europe, whether that be Slovenian, Czech, Slovak, Croatian, Serbian, Bulgarian, etc. Each of the respective countries belongs to the European Union, which means that students can travel visa-free throughout the EU for the duration of the program.
Circumstances permitting, students will attend a language class twice per week that focuses on developing advanced-level proficiency. In addition, they carry out internship in the target language that correspond with their various disciplines and professional interests.
Sp/Su 2022: 14-15 May – 6-10 August
Fall 2022: 10-11 Sept – 3-7 December
Students may remain in the Schengen Treaty Zone (most of Western Europe) for up to ninety days without a visa.
Housing will vary from country to country. Options include student dormitories, hostels, and/or apartments. Students are responsible for providing their own meals.
Students are required to enroll in a minimum of six credits during a term or twelve credits during a semester and should register for the following classes:
IAS 380R – Cultural Proofs (Term: 3 credit hours, Semester: 3 variable credit hours)
RUSS 399R – Academic Internship (Term: 3 credit hours, Semester: 9 variable credit hours)
Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
Includes BYU Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition for 12 credits hours to BYU prior to departure. This covers in-country tuition, internship placement, and international health insurance coverage.
Does not include housing (approximately 1200 euro), airfare, personal expenses, meals.
Cost for accompanying spouses: The cost of BYU Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition for 3 credit hours.
Includes: internship placement, international health insurance coverage.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program. Airfare reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.
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Students do not need prior experience in one of the languages of Central Europe to do an internship there.
Students are required to participate in the prep course, IAS 369R, during the second block of winter semester. Part-time BYU students and non-BYU students pay an additional $300 (approximately) tuition fee for enrolling in the required pre-departure class.
Passports must be valid for at least six months beyond the end of the program and have at least two blank pages. Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses also will need to apply online and take the preparation course.
All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
Regular BYU tuition scholarships and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to international programs. Pell Grants may be applied to fall, winter, and sp-su semesters.
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 kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships).
Students majoring in the Humanities who complete the preparation course and register for 3 hours of RUSS 399R qualify for a College of Humanities program discount that ranges from $1500-2500, depending on one’s FAFSA score. Students minoring in the Humanities who fulfill the aforementioned requirements receive half support. Contact Dr. Brown for details.
Students must be adults 18 years of age or older. Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. The application requires a $35 fee. Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete. The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the 2022 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Sp-Su: 1 February 2022
Fall priority deadline: 1 February 2022
Fall final deadline: 1 August 2022
Tony Brown, Professor of Russian, directs the internship program.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
International Study Programs
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.