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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

With our fall Quito group arrving today, here is a #tbt to spring 2005 BCA Quito alumna Julie Kakiuchi and her description of this photo! "Myself with children at local elementary school while sharing the Japanese art of origami. Picture taken by one of the students from this third grade class." ... See MoreSee Less

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BCA Study Abroad is on Snapchat! Add us to see our first snaps and for future behind the scenes, on the road, and program snaps! Add 👻 bcastudyabroad to see what our Campus Relations Manager, Seth, and Peer Advisor, Katie have to say for our first snap! ... 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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