WHY BCA STRASBOURGChallenge yourself to strengthen your French language skills by enrolling at a university in northeastern France with fewer study abroad students than you will find in larger cities. Strasbourg is a great place for language learn...
Challenge yourself to strengthen your French language skills by enrolling at a university in northeastern France with fewer study abroad students than you will find in larger cities. Strasbourg is a great place for language learning because you’re unlikely to hear English spoken in your daily interactions.
Gain an increased understanding of the local culture, meaningful interactions with local people and field experience in a variety of disciplines such as education, social services, health care or the arts through the required Integrative Cultural Project.
Live and study at the crossroads of Europe. Strasbourg is home to the European Parliament and is conveniently located near Germany, Luxembourg and Belgium. It offers unique opportunities for language learners and students of business, international relations and European studies.
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES & EXCURSIONS Your BCA Strasbourg Resident Director will help you maximize your time by quickly connecting you to the local culture. You will find yourself visiting cafés 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 classification of the city’s historic center, the Grand Île (Grand Island), as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As part of the BCA signature excursion 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. ACADEMICS 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 regular university courses with French students. All BCA students will participate in the Integrative Cultural Project designed to create a structured hands-on learning experience that reflects each students academic, career or extracurricular interests. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS While in France, you can choose to become a language buddy with a Université de Strasbourg student, so you can improve your French and help other students with their English. You can also 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!
BCA is committed to supporting students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual and gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds, including first-generation college students. Diversity Scholarships provide $1500 towards BCA semester programs and $1000 towards summer programs.
$1000 or $1500
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15 (Award Notification: April 1)
Spring Semester Abroad: October 15 (Award Notification: Nov 1)
Summer Abroad: March 1 (Award Notification: March 15)
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form; Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words). Please see the BCA website for more details.
BCA Study Abroad has committed to increasing the number of study abroad students from diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation & gender identity and socio-economic backgrounds. As part of this mission, we strive to make studying abroad affordable for all students by offering various scholarship opportunities for BCA students.
The BCA Semester Scholarship offers a $1,000 scholarship toward the cost of a BCA semester program. Students who are applying to study abroad for a year are eligible to apply for both semesters.
Fall Semester Abroad: March 15
Spring Semester Abroad: October 15
To be considered, you must: Currently be enrolled at a U.S. college or university; Be accepted into a BCA program; Complete the BCA Scholarships Application Form;
Submit a Financial Aid Letter; and Complete a Short Essay (250 – 500 words).
Please see the BCA website for more details.