Summer 2016 New Zealand

Chennai, India


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Our Mission

Rooted in the values of peace and social justice, BCA promotes international understanding, awareness of global citizenship and academic scholarship through educational exchange.

BCA is a nonprofit international education organization founded in 1962. 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

Love is in the air! With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we're reminiscing about all of our students who found love abroad. Did you find your significant other while on one of BCA's programs? Tell us your love story!

Plus, for this romantic time of year, here's a beautiful picture of a couple sharing quality time together on Cleeve Hill in Cheltenham, England!
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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

Featured: Rehoboth Charitable Trust

Located in Chennai, India, Rehoboth is a residential center serving intellectually and physically disabled women and their children. Social stigma and poverty forces many disabled women and their children into the streets, where they are vulnerable to starvation, illness and abuse. Rehoboth shelters these families and provides opportunities for vocational rehabilitation for the women, as well as a daycare center for children with special needs. BCA students have the opportunity to complete an internship at Rehoboth and assist in the daycare center where they are considered valued members of the team. Learn more about Rehoboth.