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Application Materials

  • BCI 2014 Application
  • Letter of Reference Form

Tuition & Deadlines

Wednesday, December 11:
Deadline for payment from waitlisted people to hold their spot ($250 domestic/$100 international)

Wednesday, January 15:
Deadline for waitlisted people to book flights

Wednesday, March 12:
Early Bird application deadline for all applicants ($250 domestic/$100 international)

Wednesday, April 9:
Payment due for Early Bird deadline and flights booked

Wednesday, May 7:
Final deadline for all applicants ($500 domestic / $200 international)

Up until May 1:
Cancellation receives 100% refund

May 2 – May 22:
Cancellation receives 50% refund

After May 23:
No refunds given

Ask Alumni

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

Melanie Gaynes (BCI '13)
Research Assistant, Massachusetts General Hospital

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

Walter Liebhaber (BCI '13)
Psychology Student and Professional (Universida de Buenos Aires)

Annalise Muller (BCI '13)
Patisserie Chef in Australia

Rachel Nilson (BCI ’13)
Assistant Director of Jewish Student Life at San Francisco Hillel


This summer give yourself 26 days in California
To explore and define your own Jewish adult life

 Summer 2014: June 17 to July 13


“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  

“BCI has provided me with a new gateway for knowledge, arts and a renewed passion for Judaism.”
–Molly Tobin, Needham, MA

“[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

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