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Tuition & Deadlines

Sunday, December 10:
Deadline for payment from waitlisted people to hold their spot ($400 domestic/$300 international)

Sunday, March 18:
Early Bird application deadline for all applicants ($400 domestic/$300 international)

Sunday, April 15:
Payment due for Early Bird deadline and flights booked

Sunday, May 6:
Final deadline for all applicants

 Through to May 1:
Cancellation receives 100% refund

May 2 – May 12:
Cancellation receives 50% refund

After May 12:
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


Marilyn and Sigi Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI)
Letter of Recommendation

Name of Recommender
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Last *
Name of Applicant
First *


Last *

The applicant whose name appears above is applying to participate in the Marilyn and Sigi Ziering Brandeis Collegiate Institute (BCI) in Simi Valley, California. Your candid estimate of his/her leadership potential, intellectual promise and personal qualities will help us make our selection. Please note that all letters of recommendation will be kept confidential, and you cannot recommend a relative for BCI. If you wish to learn more about BCI before filling out the form, please visit our website at http://bci.aju.edu.

How long and in what capacity have you known this applicant?
What do you feel are the applicant’s strengths?
Please rate the applicant in the following areas. Check "cannot assess" if you have not had direct contact with the applicant in that category.
Interested in Learning
Ability to Work with Others
Leadership Skills
Values different expressions of Judaism
Open to Pluralistic Environment
Emotional Maturity
Personal Integrity
Sensitivity to Others
Self Awareness
Ability to Live with Others
In this space feel free to elaborate on your rankings above. Please provide a brief, frank statement appraising this applicant's intellect, motivation and personality, as they relate to his/her prospects for success as a participant in BCI. If possible, please also make sure to address the candidate’s Jewish background (educational and otherwise). Please note that having a Jewish background is not a prerequisite for acceptance to BCI; we ask so as to have a better idea of what the collective Jewish make-up of the group will look like.
Summary Recommendation

Recommender Info
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Phone *

Position/Title *
Organization *
Are you a BCI Alum *
If "Yes," Aliyah Year
Zip Code
Signature *: