“I founded BEA institute after I studied abroad in the Balkans. While overseas I had a life changing experience that touched my heart and opened my mind. I fell in love with the people and their fight for freedom, equality, peace and the opportunity to grow. I have seen firsthand the determination of South Africans as they fight against poverty, the anguish of Kosovars as they seek peace with Serbia, and the heart filled friendliness of the Irish people after the troubles. These experiences inspired me to create BEA Institute to make these eye opening trips, like I had, attainable for every student”
–Benjamin Doherty, CEO
We want to change the world by fostering “Global Citizens” with the leadership, communication skills and personal network required to solve world peace.
BEA aims to change the world by fostering “Global Citizens” through developing leadership, communication skills, and an international personal network for young leaders around the world. BEA nurtures student leadership abilities by providing access to world-renowned university professors in post-conflict and relevant geographical locations. BEA motivates students to become lifelong learners to unleash their potential to become presidents, CEO’s and national relevant change-makers in their respective country.
BEA Institute Core Values
Honesty, Trust and Transparency
We care about our reputation and doing the right thing. We promise we will always give you accurate and transparent information that every person in the company can put their name behind.
Treat our Students with Fairness and Respect
If you aren’t happy, we aren’t happy. We believe in treating our students like our own personal guests. If we can do it, we will. To promote trust, we promise to respond to your inquiries within 48 business hours.
Diligent, Detail-oriented, Hard Work
We work hard for you. We go above and beyond to pay attention to every detail, no matter how small to make sure your learning experience is maximized. We believe the secret to going from good to great is all in the details.
We believe in continual personal growth. We promise to help you reach your potential. BEA goes beyond just a summer program, it is a catalyst to helping you realize what you are truly capable of achieving.
To inspire you must be inspiring. We promise you will find our company’s mission, goals and people performing at the best of our abilities to inspire and motivate you.
What Our Students Think
“The BEA program to Kosovo was a life changing experience that allowed me to meet people from all over the world and see how cultural differences effect how we see global problems. It was an excellent mix of cultural , education and social actives. I would happily attend another program.”
“Bridge Education Abroad Kosovo Summer School 2013 was a unique opportunity for me to visit Kosovo and learn about the history and the culture of the country from the people and on the ground. BEA Kosovo did a great job at organizing the different events and lectures during the days of the program. I thought the lectures were helpful and well targeted to my field of interests. I also enjoyed the company of other participants and the trips thru Kosovo as well.”
“The BEA Institute in Kosovo was definitely a highlight of summer 2013. Our group of students from all over the world was well taken care of by the dedicated staff of Bridge Education Abroad and the Kosovo Centre of Diplomacy, who made sure that we all felt welcome. Furthermore, the program helped me gain valuable first-hand insight into peace- and democracy-building in one of the world’s youngest states. I am sure that this experience will be of immense benefit to my future studies.”
“I recommend BEA Kosovo as an opportunity not only to learn about Kosovo but also learn from other participants and know about their countries: Making new friends and bridging the gap between cultures. The lecturers and course directors are friendly, approachable and care about you. The ingredients are in the right place to make this event enriching and successful experience for each participant”