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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

This fall we’re opening our new BCA Marburg Center! This center is located on the ground floor of a notoriously Marburg building, pictured here. It’s also conveniently positioned in the middle of the town, near the Schloss castle and Market square! This space will give our students a common meeting space for the BCA Signature Course, along with an area to meet with our resident director and other BCA students. #bcastudyabroad #marburg #germany ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Dalian, China students arrive today! We can't wait to hear about all of your journey! ... 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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