International study programs are an important aspect of the BYU experience and offer an opportunity to provide students with quality academic experiences and opportunities for personal growth not possible to accomplish on campus.
In addition to achieving program-specific academic learning outcomes, all programs should develop skills in intercultural communications, cultivate specific cultural knowledge, provide spiritually rich learning experiences, and promote an understanding of the LDS Church in a global context.
After approval by the appropriate college, program operations are evaluated by Kennedy Center staff and academics are reviewed by the Academic Oversight Committee for clarity of learning outcomes and demonstration of appropriate purpose and rigor. Programs will be listed in the catalog under the sponsoring unit, and learning outcomes for approved programs should be placed on the BYU learning outcomes site. Assessment of program outcomes is the responsibility of the sponsoring academic unit.
To request a new program, please download and fill out the program proposal form.