2020 Application and Deposit Timeline
What makes BCA Global special?
All global experiences are planned in-house, 100% customized for BCA students, and led by BCA Teachers. Unlike other high schools, third-party generic travel providers are not utilized.
All programs feature at least one day spent at a local high school where BCA students can experience secondary education in a different culture. Often students are matched up with a "buddy" for the day so they gain a very personal first-hand experience of the country we are visiting.
Each Global Studies program is built around a specific academic theme and/or customized for a specific Academy. Our educational programs are not leisure tours or purely sightseeing experiences.
As a result of planning in-house, our global experiences typically cost about half of comparable programs run by other high schools.
If a question you have is not covered, please contact the program leader on the destination page.
Who is eligible to apply?
BCA Sophomores through Seniors in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to apply to attend BCA Global programs. Note that individual programs may have additional qualifications that have to be met in order to be accepted. These are listed at the bottom of each program page.
How much do BCA Global programs cost and what is included?
Our global experiences are meant to be as all-inclusive as possible. Although this may vary slightly program-to-program, the fee includes round-trip airfare, all transportation during the program (by charter bus, metro/subway, boat, or even cable car!), accommodations, breakfasts and dinners daily (some programs include lunch but most do not), all attraction admission fees, international health insurance for the student, taxes and gratuities. The anticipated cost of our 2020 global programs is between $1800-2100 each and the exact cost will be listed in the acceptance letters emailed out in November.
I don't have a passport yet. Can I still apply?
All program participants must hold a passport valid for six months after the day the program ends. A copy of the passport must be submitted with the deposit check. Students without valid passports or waiting for renewals will not be able to accept their offer.
What about visas?
All our programs in 2020 do not require visas for USA passport holders. If you do not hold a USA passport, you are responsible for checking visa requirements, obtaining the visa and paying any necessary fees.
All chaperones are BCA Teachers and Administrators are are matched to the student group on a ratio of at least one teacher for every ten students.
An extensive pre-program meeting will be held approximately 3-4 weeks before the program where the itinerary will be presented in detail and destination-specific information will be distributed to students and parents.
Will my health insurance work abroad?
Since most US-based health insurance does not cover you while traveling abroad, BCA will purchase an international health insurance policy for each program participant.
What is the refund policy?
Specific details will be sent to each student participant accepted into a program before a deposit is due. Once airfare is booked, the flight deposit is non-refundable.
When will more details be released about the programs?
This website will serve as the primary information source about each program and detailed program information will be added to the destination page as it becomes available. If you have any specific questions just reach out to the leader for that program (contact information at the bottom of the program page). Note that any program components are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.