Basic requirements to study abroad with BCCC

  • Must be at least 18 years old at the time of travel
  • Enroll in HUM 180 – International Cultural Studies Summer Session
  • Have a 2.5 GPA or higher

Funding

Currently, students pay the majority of the costs for the trip out of pocket. However, we do hold several fundraisers throughout the school year to raise funds to cover group expenses and some personal expenses. Some very dedicated students have managed to raise several hundred dollars through our fundraisers to take off their accounts.

We also rely on donations from the community. While direct monetary donations have been received (and are much appreciated), the community typically contributes by making donations that will aid our fundraising.

We thank each and every one of our donors. Their contributions are immeasurable and much appreciated.

How We Travel

For the past four years, we have used Education First (EF) College Study Tours to facilitate our trips. We use this for many reasons.

  • All-inclusive travel insurance
  • Full-time, knowledgeable tour guide who travels with us
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with students from universities and colleges from across the country
  • Safety inspections of all facilities (hotels, attractions, travel accommodations, etc.)
  • Mostly inclusive pricing (typically lunch and some dinners are not included)
  • Repeat travelers get a $100 discount on subsequent trips

How we choose where to go

When Study Abroad holds events, it always provides a survey to find out where students are interested in traveling. That list gets narrowed down, and then an informal conversation begins between the program and students on campus. This helps the program narrow down the destination based on students’ interests. That destination is then taken to the college’s Senior Staff and the Board of Trustees. After approval, the program begins recruitment for the trip.