BCA Dublin, Ireland [Summer]

BCA Dublin, Ireland [Summer]

WHY DUBLIN
• Fit studying abroad into your busy academic career with our summer program in Ireland! Spend a month taking courses and connecting to Irish culture.
• Break free of the traditional, touristy study abroad locations by living in Maynooth, Ireland, a quaint Irish community known as the only college town in Ireland. Take independent trips to Dublin which is only a short train or bus ride away.
• Fulfill requirements toward your degree when you enroll in two Maynooth University courses from a variety of subject areas.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Possible BCA excursions and cultural activities…
• Orientation Trip to Dublin:  Where better to start your adventures than with Ireland's global and dynamic capital. Your day includes a visit to the Guinness Storehouse and a chance to explore Dublin's past. 
• Day trip to Glendalough and Dun Laoghaire: Nestled in the Wicklow mountains, an area of outstanding natural beauty, Glendalough offers a window into Ireland’s past. Enjoy some time in the charming resort and seaside town of Dun Laoghaire.
• Day trip to Giants Causeway: Travel to Northern Ireland and visit the UNESCO World Heritage, Giants Causeway. Enjoy the beauty of this timeless site on the northern most coast of Ireland.

ACADEMICS
Each summer, Maynooth University hosts more than 120 students. Most of the summer students are from abroad, but there are a few Irish students as well, so you can gain a unique perspective from both local and international students. Each class includes at least one field trip giving you the opportunity to venture beyond the classroom and visit sites relevant to your course material. You’ll select two courses to take during the summer from a variety of subject areas. On BCA’s website, you can find up-to-date course listings and descriptions for the upcoming summer.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Maynooth University is regularly identified as Ireland’s friendliest campus in national and international polls. Throughout the summer, the university runs weekly activities such as archery, ultimate frisbee, trampolining and trivia night giving you the chance to connect with local and international students. You can also step out of your comfort zone and participate in traditional Irish activities such as Gaelic football and Ceili, a traditional Irish dance. As a university town, Maynooth is known for its warm and friendly nature, welcoming new students and residents from all over the world.

Subjects

  • Anthropology
  • Business Admin. & Mngmt
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Irish Studies
  • Management
  • Peace Studies

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 WHY BCA ST. AUGUSTINE
• Live and study in a place known for its religious tolerance and multiculturalism in the Caribbean country of Trinidad and Tobago – often called the “Rainbow Country” in part due to the ethnic mix of Amerindians, Africans, Asians, Europeans and Middle Eastern Trinbagonians.
• Connect with local organizations or non-governmental organizations focused on disability services, the environment or gender and women’s rights by volunteering during your time in Trinidad.
• Gain a fresh perspective and experience a different teaching style at the University of West Indies, St. Augustine, which offers more than 300 accredited programs across 24 schools, centers and institutes. The university’s faculty and students come from more than 40 countries creating a diverse and exciting learning environment.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
As a native of Trinidad, your BCA St. Augustine Resident Director is the perfect cultural guide for your semester abroad. Through activities in St. Augustine and around Trinidad, your RD will help you have a Trinidadian experience and connect to the cultural and ecological diversity of the country in locations like the Caroni Swamp, a large mangrove wetland, or beaches that are the nesting grounds for the endangered leatherback sea turtle. The BCA signature excursion varies by semester, but may include a multi-day excursion to the autonomous island of Tobago known for its wide, sandy beaches and biodiverse tropical rainforest.

ACADEMICS
The University of the West Indies (UWI) offers world-class accredited academic programs. The campus provides modern teaching and learning centers with committed lecturers who are highly accessible to you. You will experience a diverse learning environment with faculty and students from more than 40 countries. The university offers programming in business, humanities, engineering, gender studies, natural sciences and social sciences. Plus, you’ll have the opportunity to take courses such as The History of Carnival in Trinidad and other courses in the Department of Festival Studies to explore Trinidadian culture and carnival year-round!

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Trinidad and Tobago is the most southern Caribbean nation positioned off the northern edge of South America. The city of St. Augustine in Trinidad is the birthplace of soca and calypso music as well as the steel pan. It’s also home to the largest Caribbean carnival which showcases the country’s creativity and talent as participants wear extravagant handmade costumes and dance in the streets for hours. As a BCA student, you can learn about the significance of carnival through courses and activities at the university. You can also join in on campus activities and clubs, or volunteer in the local community to further connect with local people.

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BCA Marburg, Germany

WHY BCA MARBURG
• Spend the semester studying abroad in two countries! You will start in Vienna, Austria for an eight-week course focusing on developing your German language skills. Then transition to Marburg, Germany to enroll in courses with local students at Philipps-Universität, a renowned research and teaching university founded nearly five centuries ago. 
• Apply to live in Marburg’s Schloss Castle, which rests atop a hill that overlooks the city, with a community of local students. Practice your German language as you share meals, games of billiards and celebrations.
• Tailor your experience to your interests and needs by taking advantage of opportunities such as an education internship, joining the Lahn Model UN program or taking courses at the Center for Conflict Studies.

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS
Your BCA Marburg Resident Director will meet you in Vienna to orient you to the city and connect you to the many cultural events and activities available. In Marburg, your RD will be there to show you all the local landmarks and cultural hotspots. Together you will also visit other locations in the area. The BCA excursion may vary by semester, but in the past included a weekend excursion to the cities of Salzburg, Austria and Frankfurt, Germany to take in the Alpine scenery, spend an evening at the Opera and experience the difference between the thick but melodic Austrian German dialect and the quick but nevertheless relatively easy to understand variant of German spoken in Hesse.

ACADEMICS
In Vienna, you’ll attend Internationales Kulturinstitut Wien (IKI) for eight weeks with students from all over the world focused on improving their German language skills. In Marburg, you’ll enroll at Philipps-Universität, an internationally renowned institution with a variety of course offerings across many departments, including life sciences, Middle East studies, psychology and geography. If you have an advanced level of German, you can take Philipps and BCA courses taught entirely in German. If your German is not as advanced, you can take BCA courses designed for our students and choose from select courses taught in English at Philipps.

COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
In addition to meeting students through your courses and housing, you can get to know local students by joining a club sports team or one of the many student organizations. Many students have also pursued their passion for music by becoming involved in the rich music scenes of Vienna and Marburg. Past students have even been able to play with local orchestras!  You can also volunteer at local social service agencies such as a refugee center, a senior assistance agency or a hospital to connect with local organizations.

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