BCA Sponsored Conferences
The Ron Moffatt Seminar
The Ron Moffatt Seminar attemps to provide members of the international education community with a discourse that provides a more meaningful and inclusive context for the work that individuals and organizations within the field were engaged in. The seminars emphasize the importance of developing international education programs that have an emphasis on peace, conflict resolution, and justice as a way to enhance movement toward a global civil society. And finally, the seminars also provide an enhanced intellectual foundation for the field of international education so that the divide in the academy might begin to be bridged between those who define themselves primarily as "international educators," and those members of the faculty at universities and colleges who have sometimes seen international education as lacking in academic substance.
International Student Conference
Each year, BCA Study Abroad sponsors a fall international student conference. The purpose of the conference is to demonstrate to students how individuals may collaboratively and actively seek solutions to issues affecting the future well-being of people, communities, and nations. In the fall, the conference is focused on “Divided Societies” and is held in Derry/Londonderry where British and Irish identity has long been contested. The city, and the Magee campus of the University of Ulster, provides a perfect venue for exploring the issues that divide many societies throughout the world. The conference is open to students attending BCA programs in Europe, American students studying abroad through other providers, as well as European students.