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Measuring Language Learners’ Brainwaves

For many students receiving a scholarship or other financial assistance from donors is a blessing. For others it can only be described as “life-changing”.

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Translating BYU Speeches Helps Launch Student Linguist’s Career

Kika graduated in 2023 and began her career in language services, a culmination of her experiences at home, abroad, and—finally—at BYU. 

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Studying with People Who Share My Standards

Lauren Walker’s often found herself in places where members of her faith were few. Her

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BYU is First to Offer Azerbaijani

Azerbaijan’s ambassador to the United States recently recognized BYU as the first US university to offer Azerbaijani 101.

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Dancers Put BYU in the Limelight in Brazil

Recently though, a donor funded study abroad landed Kye Davis on national television in Brazil, talking about BYU. Luckily, he is fluent in Portuguese.

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From Buses to BYU

Shannel Morin will be the first in her family to graduate from college. “BYU has pushed me to do things I wouldn’t have done otherwise.”

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Scholarship Was an Answer to Prayer

Hayley Whitlock was happily pursuing her dream of studying international relations and Russian at BYU when she experienced a sudden seizure that threatened to derail her plans. 

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Serendipity in Scotland

Abby Thatcher’s study abroad changed her life, but not how she expected it would.

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Cambodian Histories Preserved by BYU Researchers

Video:BYU professors and students are gathering stories from survivors of life under the Khmer Rouge regime.

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Donors Changed My Life

“I can say the donors to the College of Humanities materially changed my life. Because of their contributions, I graduated debt free and worked fewer hours, which created time for me to concentrate on preparing for the Law School Admission Test.”

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Finding Her Place

Like most of BYU’s student body, first-generation college student Julie Irvine came to Provo with a purpose. “I knew I’d be able to combine my love of learning with the gospel.”

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Donor-funded Internship an Opportunity of a Lifetime

Myla Parke’s donor-funded internship at the Religious Studies Center had special meaning in her life. “I love religious education. I am interested in publishing material that will help others deepen their conversion and bring them closer to Christ.”

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Marry Me and Move to Tokyo

Kevin Sites told his girlfriend he was hoping to take a position in Tokyo. “Then I asked if she’d marry me.”

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Finding Meaning and Defining Experience

Seamons says his work at the Maxwell Institute has defined his BYU experience, “Being part of a community of thoughtful scholars of differing faiths has enriched my life.

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Starring on a Chinese Reality Show

Josh Robinson entered a BYU language competition, and soon found himself competing at a global level with much of the competition broadcast on China television to millions of viewers.

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Bringing Together Mormon Humanities Scholars

BYU's College of Humanities convened a two-day summer workshop for up-and-coming LDS humanities scholars to discuss the integration of faith and intellect.

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BYU Students Stand Tall at the UN

Two BYU students win an international essay competition and address the United Nations in Arabic.

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A Borrowed Book, a Changed Life

Donovan Gregory is now back at BYU studying in the College of Humanities and working toward a minor in Biblical Hebrew. None of this would have been possible if it weren’t for his BYU needs-based scholarship.

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From Utah to Ukraine - Again and Again

Student Danielle Chelom Leavitt Quist returned to Ukraine-where she had lived as a teenager and served a mission-to study how women preserve culture.

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Student from Japan Lives Lifelong Dream at BYU

A new scholarship honors the Ito brothers, whose cheerful perseverance has inspired many.

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College of Humanities Celebrates 50 Years

If you attended BYU within the past 50 years you almost certainly enrolled in some humanities class. Through that class, and in many other ways since then, you are a participant in the broader human conversation. The College of Humanities is a nexus of giving, a place where we learn and grow through varied conversations. Thank you for your generosity in all its forms - for all you contribute to the ongoing human conversation.

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Leading the Charge to Better Understand the World’s Largest Population

Brittany Strobelt excels as the only English major in the Chinese Flagship program.