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BCA Study Abroad’s 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 educational 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

We believe that meaningful engagement with people different from ourselves helps us to grow as individual members of a global civil society that affirms the dignity of all.

Student Resources

“I left my heart in England after spending five months studying abroad with BCA in Cheltenham! I was the first person in my immediate family to leave the country. Honestly, it was the first time I traveled beyond a small selection of States. I remember how my friends and I shrieked in excitement at our first glimpse of Big Ben. I remember being adamant about sitting in the first row on the upper level of the double decker bus every Tuesday on my way to class. I remember learning different ways Brits pronounced certain words and laughing at the pronunciation of oregano and aluminum. I remember staring out the bus window as we drove away from our British friends and flatmates for our early morning trip back to Heathrow. And I remember being in the beautiful town of Cheltenham, this time four years ago, and I’m eager to go back to my second home!"
- Megan Bell, Program Advisor and Marketing Specialist #bcastudyabroad #bcacheltenham #ileftmyheartin
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Connect for Peace

We hope to inspire and empower our students to constructively and creatively engage the complex issues facing our world today by working alongside others to build a more peaceful, just world. In doing so, students expand their skills and grow in their knowledge of themselves, others, and the world around them.

Community Partners


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