Summer Study Abroad Programs
Does your major or extracurricular schedule prevent you from studying abroad during the academic year? Or do you want to study abroad but cannot afford an entire semester? Don’t give up, we offer summer study abroad programs to fit your busy schedule and budget! BCA Study Abroad’s various summer programs enable you to earn academic credits, while immersing yourself in a new culture and potentially a new language as well. Plus, BCA offers rolling admission, so it’s never too early to start your summer application!
Earn Credits For Your Degree
As a summer study abroad student, you can earn three or more credits from one of our programs. If you’re behind on credits or hoping to graduate early, it’s a great use of your summer vacation! Before selecting a study abroad program, please talk to your academic advisor and study abroad advisor to ensure your credits transfer to your home institution.
Language Immersion Programs Available
If you want to boost your language proficiency, immersing yourself in the language is an excellent way to quickly expand your vocabulary and confidence in written and oral exchanges. Through BCA’s summer study abroad programs, you can learn Arabic in Morocco, German in Austria, or Spanish in Spain! These programs focus on culture and language exploration, so you understand what it’s like to be a local resident. If you’re not interested in language development, we also offer summer programs without foreign language courses.
Professional Practicums in Education or Business Available
BCA’s summers study abroad programs in Spain can help you gain practical experience in an education or business environment. During the Spanish Phonetics and Education program you can observe in a local Spanish classroom and spend time developing curriculum and teaching local students. As part of the Spanish Business program you can meet with and shadow managers at local restaurants and hotels, and meet with the local chamber of commerce. This real-world experience is a great addition to your resume.
On-Site Staff Members
Throughout your program, you’ll receive high quality instruction and assistance from our on-site staff members. Our directors provide valuable guidance as you adapt to a new environment and pursue your studies at a foreign university. During an initial orientation, the director will discuss health and safety procedures so you’re familiar with your temporary home.
Affordable Summer Study Abroad Programs
Summer programs are a fraction of semester offerings expenses. Our program fees include tuition, housing, excursions, and sometimes meals (airfare is not included). Additionally, you can apply for BCA and other organization’s scholarships to aid in minimizing expenses. Each year BCA awards several students with $500 scholarships towards their summer program expenses. Learn more about our scholarships and fees.
A Mission-Focused Educational Experience
While our summer study abroad programs only last a few weeks, the experience will remain with you long after you return home. In addition to expanding your academic horizons, the cultural immersion will give you a whole new perspective on the world around you. As you expand your global prospective, you’ll develop and act upon your passion for social justice and peace, as well as share them with others.
Contact BCA for more information about participating in summer study abroad programs.