Requirements & Application

 

It is important to read and understand the following information BEFORE applying to the program.

Application Process

  • Click here to begin the application. It is a Google Form, so you will have to register for a Google account if you don't already have one.  If you have questions regarding tour information contact Sister Taylor at taylorkat@byui.edu.
  • Fill out the application form with the required information. The information will help the tour directors make their decisions about acceptance and will be helpful when preparing for the tour. 
  • As part of the application process you will be asked to write a 500-word minimum essay covering the following information. The essay should cover: 1 - How your previous experiences will enhance travel study experience, 2 - How the tour would benefit your current course of study, and 3 - How the participating in the tour would enhance/benefit you in your future job, family, community, etc.
  • You will be notified of your application status through the email that you indicate on your application. This will be to let you know that we received your application and it is in the consideration process. You will also be notified of the acceptance status of your application through the email indicated on your application. Official acceptance emails will not be sent out until about a week after the applications are no longer accepted (about the first week of November). 

Students that are accepted and those invited to be on the waiting list must respond to the invitation as directed. Vacancies resulting from engagements, illness, or economic downturns occur annually, and frequently, and are filled with students on the waiting list.

Students accepted to the program must indicate through email and pay the $300 nonrefundable deposit at the Cashier's office or through their Finances tab. We will assume that applicants who do not meet this criteria within 2 weeks of their acceptance no longer desire to participate in the program and their space will be awarded to someone on the waiting list.

*Application does not automatically guarantee admission to the program. Only about 46 participants can be accommodated in each program. Admission is granted according to the relevance of the tour to students' academic objectives (including Major, Minor and Cluster), program diversity, academic standing, and other program needs.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisite of one of the following:

Art 101, a Humanities Foundations Course, or World Foundations 101, is required before departure to ensure that participants are sufficiently prepared for the Europe experience. This prerequisite can be completed after they have been accepted, but must be completed before participating in the tour. 

Health

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.

Students With Disabilities

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.

Additional Information

Passports

Students 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. An official site for a passport application is travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html

Baggage

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!).

Changes in Travel-Study Program

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.

Standards

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.