Center for Transformative Education

BBIP - Application Process


APPLY NOW using our online application system.
 You can download a Word version of the application here.

Applications are accepted on a ‘rolling’ basis (first come/first serve). An application will not be complete without two completed recommendation forms and one signature page, which can be accessed here and hererespectively. These documents should be uploaded to the online application itself.

Two important notes regarding Stage One of the application process:

(1) You cannot save your responses and come back to them later; you can only submit the application once when it is fully completed. We encourage applicants to draft and edit text fields in a word processing application, save the file to your computer, then cut and paste your responses into the online application. This will prevent the accidental loss of data. As stated, you can access a Word version of the application above (where it says "download a Word version of the application...").

(2) Make sure to look at "Stage One" of the application checklist to be 100% sure that you have sent us all of the required forms, which can be accessed hereWithout completing all necessary forms students will not be able to participate in the BBIP program.


After you have completed Stage One of the application process and have received an official email from the BBIP Director as to your acceptance there are two immediate steps in order to secure your place.


The course's formal name and number has not yet been released. (It will be something along the lines of "INTD-395-01, "SpTop:Bridges/Israel-Palestine" with a five digit Course Registration Number - CRN - of 30209.) As soon as this becomes available we will post this information right here.

For students already enrolled at USF - Register for the summer BBIP course through Concur just as you would for any course.

For students NOT already enrolled at USF - You first need to be “formally accepted” to USF. Though you are only registering for BBIP, this program is considered a USF summer course. Click here for additional information as to the “Visiting Student Application” process. For questions on this specific part of the application process, please call 415.422.6563 or 1.800.CALL.USF.

Note that Visiting Students may need to obtain the signature of the Associate Director for Special Admissions (415.422.2464) on a Registration Add/Drop Form in order to complete their "Visiting Student Application."


After you register you will need to make a payment to the USF One Stop office in the amount of $500. Please submit a check payable to USF, ask One Stop to apply it toward your student account, and make sure to instruct One Stop to designate the check as a "Summer 2014 BBIP Tuition Pre-payment."

You must get a receipt from them, which you should then send onto This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . If you make your deposit payment on-line (i.e., ebill/epay), you must print out a receipt as proof of payment, and email this onto the two faculty members listed above.

Note that if BBIP is cancelled due to low enrollment, this money will be refunded to you. But if USF cancels BBIP due to "natural, political, or violent event or illness," the non-refundable portion of the Program Fee will not be refunded as these funds will have already been expended. As with all USF programs, "The University of San Francisco reserves the right to add, amend, or cancel any of its programs, regulations, rules, or policies, and procedures, in whole or in part, at such time as it may choose and for any reason. None shall be construed as, operate as, of have the effect of an abridgment or limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the University of San Francisco."


Contact the BBIP Director regarding the status of your application - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - at which time you will be sent additional forms to complete. A list of all required forms - for Stages One and Two of the Application Process - can be found here (this is also a link to this form found above).


Finally, it is time to purchase your airline flight. We strongly encourage students to purchase flights through CTE’s travel agent. Regardless, students must arrive/depart on the specified days and times,. Otherwise, they will need to pay additional fees for ground travel and, potentially, hotel accommodation costs. As we have worked with our travel agency for a decade we will be able to modify travel plans as opposed to purchases made through Orbitz, Expedia, etc.

We also strongly encourage students to purchase travel insurance to cover the price of the ticket in case the program is canceled (as a result of natural, political or violent event, or illness).


For help or questions please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .