Attention: BYU students who want a better world!
Summer 2022 will see the return of the BYU human rights and global women’s rights study abroad program. Join us in a European exploration into how nations, institutions and individuals work to supplant mankind’s inhumanity to man and woman with peace, compassion, development, and freedom.
In the context of a Latter-day Saint worldview, students will explore the history and current status of human and women’s rights. As a human rights hub, London is an ideal base from which to engage with groups and persons who promote liberty and equality through the protection and advancement of women, anti-slavery measures, religious freedom and more. We will explore the United Kingdom National Holocaust Centre, the Pankhurst Centre for suffragette history, the International Slavery Museum, and Bletchley Park (where women codebreakers advanced the end of World War II).
Students will also engage with the UK Parliament, the London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace and Security; Anti-Slavery, Girls Not Brides, Rights of Women, the AMAR Foundation (which protects vulnerable minorities and refugees in the Middle East), and the English Inns of Court. We will then travel to the European continent where we expect to visit the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg, France), the International Criminal Court and Anne Frank House (the Netherlands), Dachau Concentration Camp, Nuremberg Trial Courthouse Museum, and Berchtesgaden (the location of Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest in the Alps). Of course, we will also enjoy museums and theater in London, some English countryside, hikes in the Bavarian Alps, medieval castles, and trips to quaint Alsatian villages on the border of France and Germany.
23 June–30 July 2022
HOUSING AND FOOD
In London, students reside in flats in the Kensington area of London, just south of Hyde Park. The neighborhood is near the famous Hyde Park Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The area is also famous for its many free museums built during the Victorian period. On the European continent students will stay in hotels or hostels with their faculty directors.
Students will receive 6 credits, which can fulfill various GE and major/minor requirements or count as general hours toward graduation. All students will take:
- SFL 395R or HIST 395R – Human Rights (3 credits). History and causes of human rights violations and societal and state responses; nature, history, and impacts of international human rights norms, including in the context of families; ways to define and promote rights. Course may also fulfill other departmental electives.
- WS 395R – Mentored Study Experience: Global Women’s Rights (3 credits). Fulfills an elective requirement for the Global Women’s Studies minor. Course may also fulfill other departmental electives.
All accepted students living within 90 minutes of Provo must also register for IAS 201R (1 credit), a required pre-departure preparation course to be taught by Professors Holmes and de Schweinitz during the second block of Winter semester.
Participants may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
Includes full-time Latter-day Saint undergraduate tuition (costs higher for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students); housing, admission to program-related activities and historical sites; transportation to program locations, group field trips, and international health insurance coverage. Part-time BYU and non-BYU students must pay an additional $300 for the Winter preparation course. Not included: international airfare (program begins in London and ends in Frankfurt—both major international travel hubs), most meals, passport fees, and personal expenses.
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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All participants are required to show proof of complete COVID-19 vaccination (including booster) at least two weeks prior to departure.
BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs. BYU students are strongly encouraged to request experiential education funding through their home department and/or college and the ORCA program. GWS minors are encouraged to apply and are eligible for additional funding through GWS, with special consideration for those who apply by the priority deadline. Those who complete the financial aid section of the ISP application and file a current FAFSA form at BYU’s Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will also be considered for a need-based study abroad scholarship. Students may also pursue private grants and scholarships, including those listed online at kennedy.byu.edu/scholarships.
Students must be adults 18 years of age or older. Application deadline: 15 February 2022. Priority deadline for early consideration: 1 November 2022. Applications are available online at kennedy.byu.edu/apply. Students will be notified by their faculty director when they should schedule an interview for consideration. The first payment is due upon acceptance. Please refer to the current Payment Information document (see kennedy.byu.edu/isp-forms/ISPpayments2022.pdf).
Priority Deadline: 1 November 2022
Final Deadline: 11 February 2022
Dr. Erin Holmes is a Professor in the School of Family Life and a former member of the Global Women’s Studies Executive Committee at BYU. Her research focuses on parenting and the work-family interface including evaluating programs and policies that support individual and family well-being. Her husband and three children will join the program.
(801) 422-5435 | email@example.com
Dr. Rebecca de Schweinitz is an Associate Professor of History and a member of the Global Women’s Studies Executive Committee at BYU. Her main research focuses on youth and civil and political rights in American history. Her scholarly work and teaching have also explored important questions related to women’s history and women’s rights, American slavery, and movements for social and political change. Her spouse and two youngest children will join the program.
(801) 422-1594 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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