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Our Mission

Faithful to the values of peace and social justice that inspired its founding in 1962, BCA Study Abroad facilitates opportunities for growth in intercultural understanding and global awareness through study abroad programs that foster scholarship, community engagement and guided reflective learning.

We offer a fully comprehensive study abroad experience with university-based academics, home-stays and university housing, excursions and experiential learning opportunities in more than 15 locations around the world. Our on-site staff ensures the safety and well-being of each student and provides cross-cultural education in the historical, social and cultural context of the host country.

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Bridge the World

Since 1962, BCA Study Abroad has focused its mission on engaging students with meaningful direct contact with local people whose lives are entwined with and affected by the issues we seek to understand

Student Resources

Last week, Til Schweigher was shooting a film on location in Marburg, Germany! He’s one of Germany’s best-known actors and a successful director. He was in Marburg all last week with a huge film crew. This picture is looking downhill onto the Market and Rathaus (city hall), which is near BCA students’ housing and our new BCA Marburg Center! Just think about the famous people and production filming you could stumble upon while abroad! #tilschweiger #moviefilming #famouspeople #marburg #germany #studyabroad ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy #tbt all the way to 1999! Pictured (from left to right) is Claire from Mt. Holyoke College, Becky from McPherson College and Molly from College of Idaho, who are all BCA Xalapa, Mexico alumni! This photo was taken at El Tajin, Papantla, Mexico where these students were taking time to take in their surrounding! This picture was taken by LuAnne Harley who was serving as the BCA Xalapa Resident Director at the time and is now a BCA Institutional Relations Representative! #bcastudyabroad #Mexico #bcaxalapa #vanilla #travel #bcaexcursion ... See MoreSee Less

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Connect for Peace

BCA partners with dozens of community-based organizations, agencies and nonprofits serving those in need around the world. These dedicated and compassionate organizations work with our on-site staff to offer students opportunities to volunteer, intern or pursue independent research while studying abroad with BCA.

Community Partners


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