Travel Study Information

Dates

Spring 2018 Tour: April 30 - May 22

Itinerary

Tentative Itinerary (2018)

The tentative itinerary is usually posted the September before the tour.

Finalized Itinerary

Because the itinerary fluctuates year by year, we cannot supply a finalized itinerary. For more information, please contact Katie Taylor, Humanities & Philosophy department Office Manager, at taylorkat@byui.edu.

Cost

Travel portion of the program: $3900

 

Included:

  • Round-trip airfare from Salt Lake City
  • All hotels
  • Breakfasts and dinners
  • Major museum entrance fees
  • All ground transportation
  • Tickets to a play and a concert/opera

Not included:

  • Tuition
  • Insurance
  • Passports
  • Transportation to and from Salt Lake City airport
  • Personal spending money

Before a student will be accepted to the tour program, they will need to meet with a tour director to determine the financial capability of the student.

Upon acceptance to the program, the travel portion of the tour may be paid in full or according to the following payment plan:

$300 deposit

$1200 due by January 20

$1200 due by February 20

$1200 due by March 20

It is important that we receive payments before the deadlines as we must pay well in advance of the trip for airline tickets and deposits for housing, ground transportation, museum reservations, etc.

Payments may be made to the Brigham Young University-Idaho Cashiers Office, KIM 130, Rexburg, ID 83460-1625 either in person, by mail (make checks payable to Brigham Young-Idaho), or on-line by e-check or by MasterCard only with a 2% fee.  Specify that the payment is a deposit for your Humanities travel-study program. The cost of tuition will be charged to each student's account by the university at the time registration is completed.

Cancellation fees can cost the tour upwards of thousands of dollars. Please plan carefully before committing to participate in a travel-study program.  If you choose not to participate once you have been accepted into the European Study program, you must notify the Department of Humanities and Philosophy in Taylor 240 in writing. There will be no refund of the $300 deposit for cancellations. In addition, expenses incurred above the $300 such as theatre tickets, airfare, and other non-refundable expenditures will also be charged to the student's account and will remain due and payable to the university.

The same financial aid programs available to students on-campus are available to travel-study participants. Application should be made through BYU-Idaho Financial Aid, Kimball 100, (208) 496-1600. Scholarships are administered at the same location and phone number.

By university policy, participants in BYU-Idaho travel programs will automatically be enrolled with HTH Worldwide Insurance Services, Inc. for coverage against accidents or sickness when out of the United States at a charge of approximately $30.  Use the HTH link to see a policy.  There is however no compensation for the loss, damage or theft of luggage and/or personal belongings.Regular Health insurance for coverage within the United Staesis is also required for class registration.

We offer the following courses on the tour:

 

Humanities:

  • HUM 201 - West Culture: Pre-History to Renaissance
  • HUM 202 - West Culture: Renaissance to Modern
  • HUM 350R - Junior Seminar in the Humanities
  • HUM 385R - Travel Studies

Art:

  • ART 160 - Photography I
  • ART 201 - Art History I
  • ART 202 - Art History II
  • ART 290R - Independent Study
  • ART 395R - Travel Study in the Arts
  • ART 491R - Independent Study II

Religion:

  • FDREL 390R - Special Topics in Religion

Other Information

You will need passports for travel.  Your passport number will be requested in January in order to finalize the airline tickets.  Apply early as this process may take several months. 

Official US Passport Site

Due to space constraints, participants will be limited to one small carry-on bag 42" total (height plus width plus depth) and one suitcase 59" total per person.  The weight restrictions are limited to 15 pounds and 40 pounds to meet the flight requirements in Europe.  Please pack so that you can carry everything yourself (there won't be any porters!).

Brigham Young University-Idaho travel-study programs reserve the right to make changes or substitutions in this offer as a result of increases in fares, hotels, currency rates, or other unforeseen eventualities prior to departure.  We reserve the right to cancel the tour if deemed necessary for circumstances beyond our control such as strikes, riots, wars, acts of God, etc.  In such case, Brigham Young University-Idaho travel-study programs or its agents have no responsibility beyond refunding all deposits and moneys paid.  Such refunds will be made within 30 days.

As a matter of personal commitment, faculty and students of Brigham Young University-Idaho seek to demonstrate in daily living on and off-campus those moral virtues encompassed in the gospel of Jesus Christ, and will:

  • Be honest
  • Live a chaste and virtuous life
  • Obey the law and all campus policies
  • Use clean language
  • Respect others
  • Abstain from alcoholic beverages, tobacco, tea, coffee and substance abuse
  • Participate regularly in church services
  • Observe Dress and Grooming Standards
  • Encourage others in their commitment to comply with the Honor Code "at all times... and in all places" (Mosiah 18:9).

Anyone who violates these standards at any time during the program will be sent home at personal expense.Additionally, travel study programs will not accept applications from students on probation for either academic or Honor Code violations. 

Participants should consider whether they are physically and emotionally capable of engaging in a rigorous travel schedule. We advise participants to have a physical check-up before registering for the program.  Brigham Young University - Idaho cannot be responsible for any illness that would occur on the tour. Persons with heart disease, high blood pressure, or other physical impairments that could hinder them from normal participation in group travel must contact the tour director prior to submitting an application.

While the university is committed to providing a working and learning atmosphere that reasonably accommodates qualified persons with disabilities, our itinerary is strenuous and travel conditions in Europe are beyond our control. Often these circumstances do not accommodate individuals with severe physical limitations.   If you have a disability that could hinder successful participation in this program, please contact the program director before applying.

Brigham Young University-Idaho travel-study programs reserve the right to make changes or substitutions in this offer as a result of increases in fares, hotels, currency rates, or other unforeseen eventualities prior to departure.  We reserve the right to cancel the tour if deemed necessary for circumstances beyond our control such as strikes, riots, wars, acts of God, etc.  In such case, Brigham Young University-Idaho travel-study programs or its agents have no responsibility beyond refunding all deposits and moneys paid.  Such refunds will be made within 30 days.