Session Dates

Summer 2020 session dates are June 23 - July 19, 2020 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)
  • April 15: Payment due for Early Bird deadline
  • May 6: Final application deadline (Tuition: $600)
  • Through to May 1:Cancellation receives 100% refund
  • May 2 – May 12:Cancellation receives 50% refund
  • After May 12: No refunds given


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 and travel subsidies are available as needed and processed after a participant has been accepted into the program.

Payment for the Early Bird deadline is due on April 15, 2019. 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