Explore our heritage and relive the Restoration of the gospel by visiting and studying on the locations where the events in early Church history occurred. Walk in the footsteps of the Prophet Joseph Smith and other early Saints. This travel study provides opportunities for in-depth study that deepens understanding and testimony of foundational events and revelations. Journey to Boston, MA, and New England as you study the prelude to the Restoration. Visit the Cradle of the Restoration in Palmyra, NY and Harmony, PA. Refresh yourself in the grandeur of Niagara Falls. Continue to the formative years of the Church in Kirtland and Hiram, OH, and reflect on the dedication of the Kirtland Temple. Stand in Zion on the temple mount in Independence, MO, and ponder on the hardships in Jackson County, Haun’s Mill, and Liberty Jail. Rejoice as you find a refuge with the Saints on the banks of the Mississippi and within the shadow of the temple in the City of Nauvoo. Give “praise to the man who communed with Jehovah” and sealed his testimony of the Savior and the Restoration at Carthage, IL.
Church History Travel Study
25 April – 2 June 2022
All participants must register for 6 credit hours during the spring term from the following courses;
REL C 321 – Field Studies in New England and New York (2 credit hours)
REL C 322 – Field Studies in Ohio and Missouri (2 credit hours)
REL C 323 – Field Studies in Nauvoo, IL (2 credit hours)
Students may receive credit for REL C 225 by participating in the program and receiving approval from Religious Education.
Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
(Religious Education provides experiential learning scholarships of $2,000 for each student who qualifies and applies.)
Includes Latter-day Saint, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), hotels and Nauvoo housing, ground transportation, and all admission fees for scheduled program events. Breakfasts and dinners are provided as part of the program.
Does not include airfare to Boston, MA and return to home flight from St. Louis, MO, lunches and personal expenses.
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.
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All students who are accepted into the program are required to participate in a preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour). This evening course will be held during the second block of winter semester 2022.
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, 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 and may be considered for other scholarships. They must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid. 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 must be 18 years of age or older to participate. Complete the online application at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. 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 2022 Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Deadline: 15 January 2022
The program director is Craig K. Manscill from the Department of Church History and Doctrine in Religious Education. Visiting faculty include Gerrit Dirkmaat, Steve Harper, Casey Griffiths, Anthony Sweat, and Alex Baugh, and their spouses.
SCHEDULE AND TIME COMMITMENT
Students should plan to be in full participation in the program from 25 April to 2 June and refrain from scheduling late arrivals, early departures, or other activities that may interfere with the student’s attendance and participation.
INTERESTED STUDENTS SHOULD CONTACT
International Study Programs
Alannah John, Student Facilitator
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.