Study abroad for social change with Amizade
Amizade’s study abroad programs help students understand the complexities of local and global challenges by providing quality academic programs and cross-cultural experiential learning in communities around the world. In 2019, BCA Study Abroad joined Amizade, building on BCA’s 50+ year history of coordinating study abroad programs dedicated to bridging the world, connecting for peace, and acting for justice.
Unfortunately, given continued global health concerns, border closures, and travel disruptions, BCA+Amizade has made the decision to suspend our semester programs for the upcoming academic year. This is a difficult decision and we realize it is likely very disappointing for your students. These last few months have been filled with so much ambiguity; we hope by suspending programs now, students are able to make informed choices regarding their fall 2020 semester and find some concrete next steps. We are also hopeful that our international partners and friends are able to use this next year to recover and rebuild.
Please note that we will be refunding application fees and confirmation deposits for any students who have submitted these. Victoria Radford, our program adviser, will be reaching out to students individually over the next few days to inform students of program suspensions and coordinate confirmation deposit refunds.
The BCA+Amizade community worldwide continues to be impacted by this global pandemic and we recognize that our field and higher education more broadly will continue to feel these effects for months, if not years. At the same time, the world is not closed just because borders are. Learning won’t stop because school buildings are shut, and empathy is not dead because hugging has slowed. It’s more important than ever that we re-commit to service, learning, and exploration. We are busy working to create new opportunities for community-building, solidarity, and globally-informed education through virtual service learning. You’ll see more information about these initiatives on our website in the coming days. We remain committed to building a more just and joyful world together with you, your students and our community partners worldwide. We hope you will continue to be a part of our community by collaborating with us to offer these unique, values-based programs to your students.
Long-standing partnerships with in-country partners
Active participation in local communities
Health & Safety
with 24/7 emergency support
Explore Our Sites
Explore historical sights and sounds in Vienna.
The ideal place for students to enrich their academic experience.
Serve and Learn in Ecuador
A unique opportunity to study abroad in England.
London and Cheltenham
Discover Trentino, a unique piece of Italy in the heart of Europe.
Arabic Language, Human Rights, and Islam.
A perfect location for nature lovers.
Spain is made up of many diverse regions, each with its own unique history.
Barcelona and Valladolid
Environmental & Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean
Trinidad & Tobago
Port of Spain