BCA Strasbourg, France

BCA Strasbourg, France

The Université de Strasbourg is the second-largest university in France with more than 46,000 students and 4,000 researchers. You’ll study primarily in the Université de Strasbourg L'Institut International d'Etudes Françaises (IIEF) and Institut des Études Politiques (IEP). BCA has two separate academic tracks available for intermediate and advanced French students. Intermediate language students study at IIEF and take language and elective courses. Advanced language students can take classes in regular university courses with French students. All BCA students will participate in the Integrative Cultural Project, a structured experiential project that explores global issues and local responses. 

While abroad, you can choose to become a language buddy with a Université de Strasbourg student, so you can polish your French and help other students with their English. You can connect with local students through the more than 75 clubs available at the university. Additionally, your host family will show you around the city, introduce you to local cuisine, take you to festivals and events, share family customs and celebrations, and help you perfect your French!

Your BCA Strasbourg Resident Director will help you maximize your time by quickly connecting you the local culture. You will find yourself visiting cafes and walking down streets that look much as they did 200 years ago. Together with your RD, you will delve into the history of Strasbourg that led to the city’s historic center, the Grand Île (Grand Island), being classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will travel to Paris to walk along the River Seine and learn about the art, food, architecture and culture of the City of Light.  

Subjects

  • European Studies
  • History
  • Humanities
  • International Business
  • Literature
  • Political Science
  • French
  • French Language Literature And Studies
  • French History & Culture

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BCA Marburg, Germany

The BCA Marburg program offers two amazing locations in one program. Students start their program in the heart of Vienna before moving to Marburg, Germany for the duration of the semester. In Vienna, you’ll attend Internationales Kulturinstitut (IKI) Wien 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 the Philipps.

Your BCA Marburg Resident Director will meet you in Vienna to orient you to the city, giving you the confidence you need to quickly connect to the many cultural events and activities available to you. When you arrive in Marburg, your RD will be there to welcome you and show you all the local landmarks and cultural hotspots. Together you will also visit other locations in the area. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester but in the past have included Bratislava, Salzburg or Strasbourg. 

In addition to the local students you meet through your courses and housing, you can join any of the student organizations or clubs at Philipps-Universität to become part of the campus community. You can also volunteer at local social service agencies such as a refugee center, a senior assistance agency or a hospital to become part of the community. 


  

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BCA Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is perfectly situated between the ocean and the mountains, so you can go to the beach, hike or take advantage of city life. The city is known for its vibrant street life, incredible food and amazing architecture. You can enjoy Spain’s cultural dances such flamenco, salsa or swing by visiting a local theatre or partaking in community classes. Plus, you’ll live with a host family who can provide you with opportunities to discuss Spanish politics, social issues, pop culture and family traditions. Interested students can volunteer with local organizations or local festival committees to further connect to the city and people of Barcelona. 

Your Resident Director is your guide throughout the semester and will help you maximize your time in Spain. Together you will behold the works of world-famous architect Antoni Gaudi, including Cascada Fountain at Parc de la Ciutadella – inspired by Rome’s Trevi Fountain – and his most famous work, La Sagrada Familia – the unfinished Catholic church. After your RD has familiarized you with the city, you can spend time navigating the maze-like streets of the Gothic Quarter and exploring El Raval on your own. Excursions outside of the city vary by semester but in the past have included Salamanca, Segovia and Cadaqués. 

There are approximately 66,000 students enrolled in the Universitat de Barcelona (UB) throughout six campuses, including 12,000 international students. As an advanced language student, you can challenge yourself and take UB courses alongside local students. If your Spanish is not as advanced, you can take a combination of BCA and UB courses. BCA classes are taught in Spanish, but are designed for students for whom Spanish is not their first language. Between the BCA and UB courses, students can find a wide variety of options in many academic disciplines including the arts and humanities, business, professional studies, social sciences and STEM. 

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