Support For

BYU-I International Students

Our Simple Focus

Lift. Inspire. Lead.

We are committed to guiding and uplifting international students. Our goal is to empower and inspire young adults from various cultural backgrounds, providing support to those who face challenges in their educational journey especially when they first enter the United States. 

Funding Your Transition

International students at BYU-I can financially prepare by researching scholarships, understanding Rexburg’s cost of living, seeking on-campus employment, and planning for health insurance. Opening a U.S. bank account helps manage finances efficiently.

Additionally, utilizing budgeting tools, being aware of currency exchange rates, exploring local transportation options, applying for financial aid and grants, and networking with fellow international students are crucial steps. These strategies collectively ensure a well-planned and financially sustainable experience at BYU-I.


As an international student at BYU-I, you can explore a diverse range of scholarships tailored to support your educational goals. These opportunities not only provide financial assistance but also enrich your academic experience.

Dive into these resources to enhance your learning and growth. For more information and application details, click here to learn more from BYU-I.


Finding affordable housing as a college student in Rexburg, Idaho, can be a challenging yet crucial part of your university experience. In our latest blog, we delve into practical tips and resources to help you navigate the housing market in Rexburg.

We highlight the most cost-effective and student-friendly housing options near BYU-Idaho, providing insights on how to secure a comfortable and budget-friendly living space. Whether you’re a new student or returning for another year, our guide aims to simplify your search and ensure you find a home that suits your needs and budget.

Health Insurance

Understanding and choosing the right health insurance is a vital aspect for international students attending BYU-Idaho. Our latest blog post guides you through the complexities of health insurance options available for international students in Rexburg.

We highlight the crucial role of Parker Insurance, renowned for their expertise and personalized services in catering to the unique needs of international students. Discover why Parker Insurance is considered the best choice for international students at BYU-I, offering comprehensive coverage that ensures peace of mind throughout your academic journey


Exploring the best transportation options is key for BYU-Idaho students in Rexburg, Idaho, ensuring timely and comfortable travel to and from campus. Our latest blog post delves into the variety of transportation modes available for students, from public transit to bike-sharing programs.

Learn about cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient ways to navigate Rexburg, along with tips on making the most of these services. Whether you prefer public buses, biking, or walking, our guide helps you find the perfect transportation match for your daily commute and weekend explorations.

Laptop, Phone & Tech Needs

Embarking on your academic journey at BYU-Idaho as an international student? Stay connected and tech-savvy with our essential guide to laptops, phones, and other tech needs. We cover everything from choosing the right laptop for your studies, to selecting a mobile phone plan that keeps you connected both on and off campus. Our blog also provides tips on where to find tech support and accessories in Rexburg. Whether it’s for study, communication, or leisure, this guide ensures you’re well-equipped with the necessary technology to excel at BYU-I

Extra Support

Operation Shepherd is a non-profit organization dedicated to easing the transition for international students in the United States. They offer a range of supports to ensure students are well-equipped for their new life. Their services include:

  • Essential Household Items: Providing a variety of basic necessities such as spoons, forks, plates, cups, cooking utensils, pots, and pans.
  • Bedding and Linen: Offering items like bed sheets, pillows, and blankets for a comfortable living space.
  • Warm Clothing: Supplying essential clothing for colder climates, including sweaters, jackets, scarves, and gloves.
  • Personal Care Items: Providing toiletries and hygiene products to cater to daily personal care needs.
  • Financial Assistance: Extending financial support to help with initial setup costs and other economic challenges.
  • Emotional and Social Support: Focusing on the overall wellbeing of international students by providing guidance and resources for adapting to a new culture and environment.

Operation Shepard’s commitment to providing these fundamental resources ensures that international students can focus more on their academic pursuits and less on the challenges of settling into a new country.

BYU-I International Services

Brigham Young University-Idaho’s International Services office is dedicated to supporting the unique needs of international students. From visa assistance to cultural integration, this resource center offers comprehensive support to ensure a smooth and enriching experience at BYU-I.

Whether you’re navigating the complexities of immigration policies, seeking academic advice, or looking for ways to connect with the campus community, International Services is your go-to destination. Learn more about their services and how they can help enhance your educational journey at BYU-Idaho International Services.

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