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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

On this day, 55 years ago, the first BCA students set SAIL 🛳️ to their home-away-from-home in Marburg, Germany! After 10 days at sea, 20 students arrived in Rotterdam, Holland, with sea legs, German vocabulary on the tip of the tongue, and eager anticipation of a rich cultural experience. A chartered bus with luggage trailer met them in Rotterdam and transported them around Amsterdam for two days before delivering them to Marburg, Germany, on August 29. ... See MoreSee Less

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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


Scouting in New Zealand is a vibrant, co-educational experience for youth and is New Zealand’s largest mixed youth organization. Scouts changes lives by offering 6- to 26-year-olds fun and challenging activities, unique experiences, everyday adventure and the chance to help others to make a positive impact in our communities. From children to young adults, Scouts helps all to reach their full potential. Teamwork, time management, leadership, initiative, planning, communication, self-motivation, and cultural awareness are valuable skills that Scouts imparts. Learn More!