Here are some facts to help you get started:

* BICS offers a one-year discipleship program featuring college-level courses in biblical studies, a close-knit community, ministry and service opportunities, and unique travel experiences — including a 14-day trip to Israel

* Graduates of the first-year program may be eligible for Year 2 – a second year of further discipleship and study

* Students completing the first-year program earn 36 hours of transferable credit

* BICS is currently accepting applications for enrollment into the 2021-2022 academic program

* BICS welcomes applications from homeschooled students

* Tuition is very affordable, and includes foreign travel and books

* The academic calendar at the Institute runs on the semester system with the fall semester beginning in late August and graduation in mid-May

* BICS provides residential-style housing for its students in nearby Pittsfield (12-15 minutes away)

* Foreign travel is part of the educational experience at BICS.  Our students spend 14 days of the spring semester touring the lands of the Bible

* There are many employment opportunities in the Berkshires. The Institute helps students find part time work appropriate for skill sets and interests. Massachusetts minimum wage is $13.50/hr. BICS recommends that a student work no more than 15-20 hours per week.