Session Dates

Summer 2024 session dates are July 2 - 28, 2024 for a total of 26 days.

Dates and Tuition

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. We encourage you to apply before the Early Bird deadline for the best chances of acceptance. Tuition rates vary based on when a complete application is submitted (before or after the early bird deadline). 

Important Dates

  • March 18: Early Bird application deadline (Tuition: $450, due within 4 weeks of acceptance; Tuition after this deadline is $600, due within 2 weeks of acceptance) 

  • May 1: Cancellation deadline for full refund  

  • May 15: Final application deadline (Tuition: $600)  

  • May 1 - May 15: Cancellation receives 50% refund  

  • After May 15: No refunds given 

Tuition & Scholarships

Due to the incredible generosity of Marilyn and Sigi Ziering and other supporters of BCI, we are able to offer BCI this summer at a regular cost of $600.  If you apply by the Early Bird deadline of March 18, the cost is only $450. Scholarships are available as needed and processed after a participant has been accepted into the program. International participants are additionally eligible for a travel reimbursement scholarship.

Payment for the Early Bird deadline is due within (4) weeks of your acceptance date (full refunds are available for cancellations made by May 1, 2024). If you are accepted after the Early Bird deadline, payment is due within (2) weeks of your acceptance date. When you are accepted, you will receive information about payment, which can be done online (Visa or Mastercard only), or by mailed check (made out to "The Marilyn and Sigi Ziering BCI"). The check should be mailed to:


American Jewish University

15600 Mulholland Dr.

Los Angeles, CA 90077 

* See our BCI 2021 COVID-19 Preparedness Plan and Policies Document on our homepage for specific guidelines around housing precautions for summer 2021.