Dates & Fees

Important Program Dates

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: April 15
  • Spring Semester: October 15

Program Dates

  • Fall Semester: Early September to late December
  • Spring Semester: Mid January to late May

Fees & What’s Included

Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus, so we recommend that you get in touch with your study abroad advisor or financial aid office to determine your school’s financial aid policies for study abroad.

  • Tuition
  • Instruction costs
  • Airport reception
  • On-site orientation (includes a French cooking class)
  • 2 day trips outside of Strasbourg
  • Multi-day excursion to Paris
  • Cultural events and visits in Strasbourg
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Monthly bus and tram pass (for students living more than a 40 minute walk from campus)
  • SNCF rail card (gives discounts up to 50% anywhere in France)
  • Strasbourg University student card
  • Student Culture Card
  • International health insurance & emergency evacuation services
  • French health insurance (partial)
  • On-site director
  • Academic transcript

Comprehensive Fees

BCA strives to make studying abroad transparent and affordable for all students. The following budget sheet outlines program costs, as well as estimated additional expenses associated with your participation. We also offer various scholarship opportunities for students participating on a BCA program. See our Scholarships & Funding page for more information.

Strasbourg Fall 2018 Budget Sheet

Confirmation Deposit

Upon acceptance into a BCA program, you will be billed a $250 confirmation fee through the online system for accepted students. This fee is non-refundable and reserves your place in the program.

Financing Study Abroad

Policies regarding financial aid and additional study abroad fees vary by campus, so we recommend that you contact your study abroad advisor and financial aid office to determine your school’s policies.

At some schools, the federal grants and loans that you receive to study at your home campus can be applied to study abroad with BCA. Many U.S. colleges and universities will also allow you to use school-awarded scholarships in addition to federal grants. In those cases, it may mean that the cost to study abroad is about the same cost that you pay your home college or university in tuition, room and board. Again, you’ll want to check with your school’s financial aid office to confirm your study abroad expenses.

If your college’s financial aid officer has questions or need assistance, we’d be happy to help!  BCA works closely with more than 100 colleges and universities, so we may already know your school’s financial procedure. Please feel free to address financial questions to BCA’s Chief Financial Officer at or 717-361-6602.

Fees billed to students directly are due prior to departure. If you must defer payment until financial aid disbursement, please contact You can pay by personal check, money order or cashier’s check. Please send all payments to:

BCA Study Abroad
50 Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022

BCA charges an administrative fee of $20 for any returned check. We will not release your academic transcripts until all fees (including any additional charges for damages or obligations to the overseas university) are paid in full.