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Tuition & Deadlines

Wednesday, December 2:
Deadline for payment from waitlisted people to hold their spot ($300 domestic/$200 international)

Wednesday, January 13:
Deadline for waitlisted people to book flights

Wednesday, March 16:
Early Bird application deadline for all applicants ($300 domestic/$200 international)

Wednesday, April 13:
Payment due for Early Bird deadline and flights booked

Wednesday, May 4:
Final deadline for all applicants

 Through to May 2:
Cancellation receives 100% refund

May 3 – May 13:
Cancellation receives 50% refund

After May 13:
No refunds given

Ask Alumni

These alumni have volunteered to answer your questions about the BCI experience.

Nicole Wasilus (BCI '14)
Hillel Professional

Shani Hazan (BCI '13)
Art and Production in Israel

Victor Gonzalez (BCI '14)
Student, Guatemala

Dani Blake (BCI '14)
Student, Barnard College

Josh Orol (BCI '14)
Student, UNC Chapel Hill

Diana Abrahams (BCI '14)
Multi-faith and Intern Coordinator


BCI builds transformative community while nurturing personal and Jewish growth.

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Summer 2016: June 21 to July 17


“I am walking away from this program with an incredible new sense of who I am and how to keep asking questions.”
–Sarah Rosenthal, Township of Washington, NJ  

"To me, BCI means that for 26 days, I had the opportunity to enter a safe space where I could become confident in parts of my identity that I was unsure about before. Because of BCI, I feel that now I have an established Jewish practice, I am comfortable expressing myself creatively, and I have reconnected to our land. BCI also means having a supportive community of Jewish friends who continue to add to my Jewish experience!"
–Dani Blake, West Orange, NJ

“[BCI] introduced me to an enlivened Jewish life and community in the holy context of creativity.”
–Kyle Lebell, Woodacre, CA  

“During BCI I learned to trust, to believe, to always ask questions, to live in a community, to share, to fear, to try even though I’m scared, to discover the most amazing souls, make the most wonderful friendships, and how to love with all my heart my new BCI family and myself.”
–Alona Millgram, Ness Ziona, Israel