Mission

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies seeks to capitalize on the unique international language and cultural abilities of BYU students by hosting quality academic programs that add value to these global experiences. These interdisciplinary degree programs focus on global topics and regions and emphasize the development of critical thinking and writing skills. In doing so, our students are prepared for graduate study and to make significant contributions in the areas of government service, law and business.

Beyond the hosted degree programs, the Kennedy Center is also home to the university's international study programs and the sponsor of an active lecture and conference program.  These activities expand the educational experience of not only Kennedy Center majors but all BYU students as we strive to make the world our campus.