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Noticing Differences: Vienna and Marburg vs. the US

July 18, 2016
Bratislava, Slovakia Excursion - David Boyer

Understanding the United States of America is not the center of the world, seems like an obvious realization. Many people most likely come to this understanding without ever heading outside of U.S. borders. However, you may never truly think about it critically until you take that step and venture into a world vastly different than […]

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Barcelona Changed Me

July 15, 2016
statuen schauen auf blauen himmel mit wolken

During my time with BCA-Barcelona, I experienced and learned many things about myself and the world around me. Although it may sound cliché, it is true. I learned different things about myself, but a couple of the most important ones are that I am good in new social situations and therefore I should not fear […]

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Claiming Valladolid, Spain as My City

July 13, 2016
Valladolid at Night

Cities are cities. In a city of any magnitude, each has its own version of the significant historical buildings, bustling commercial sectors, and sprawling suburban neighborhoods, all connected in a whirlwind of aggressive energy and ambitious inhabitants. With a population of just over 300,000, moderately-sized Valladolid maintains a spirited balance of the three. As a […]

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Amazon Toxic Tour Reflection

July 11, 2016
Act - Hideo gets Crafty - Sarah Yaccino

After the culture and justice small group meeting about the messy oil history in the Amazon, my director (and theater major extraordinaire), Daniel Bryan, mindlessly hummed the tune to “Somewhere” from West Side Story. I thought this was a perfect way to wrap up my thoughts from that night’s discussion and to continue reflecting on […]

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What Now, Britain?

June 30, 2016
Trafalgar Square

By Dr. Stephen Burwood, Chief Academic Officer I have a confession. I am British. For all the years I have been in the United States, I cannot change that. Apart from one cousin, my whole family still lives in Britain. Despite 15 years in international education and many more spent living somewhere else, I care […]

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What to Consider When Selecting A Study Abroad Program

June 17, 2016
Staff TBT - Kate1

I often tell students that studying abroad is what you make of it. It’s about the choices you make each day to engage in the local community, be active in your classes, and understand your new surroundings, rather than focus on what’s happening at home, obsessing over social media, or “collecting” countries through constant travel. […]

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Bucket List: Taking Full Advantage of Your Study Abroad Experience

June 16, 2016
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When you’re preparing to study abroad, you’ll likely crosscheck multiple lists before you leave. Don’t forget to plan for some fun while studying abroad, too! Consider creating a study abroad bucket list to ensure you make time for everything. Studying abroad isn’t only about the time in the classroom, lecture hall and lab. It’s also […]

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Best Study Abroad Programs for Biology Majors

May 19, 2016
bio study abroad programs

There are a wide variety of study abroad programs available for biology majors. There are opportunities, studies, and equipment at some foreign universities that might be unique or very different from what is available at your home institution. Secondly, you can gain valuable insights into worldwide scientific processes and work with instructors who are well […]

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