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Body Positivity while Studying Abroad

March 27, 2017
Body Positivity

Body positivity has caused a lot of fluttering and talking amongst different communities. Everyone has a different definition of body positivity that shares their opinions on the subject, so I feel like the most poignant way to start this is to give you my definition. Body Positivity: To be aware of your body, to give […]

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A Really Swell Trip, Mr. Robinson: New Zealand Study Abroad Reflections

March 24, 2017

Upon returning back to the  States I often receive the question, “Did ya have a good trip?” tossed over to me. Every time I think to myself, Well, after five months, “good” is definitely one of the things it was. I usually just respond with a polite “Yeah. I did.” There’s also the question “Well…how was […]

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Germany Study Abroad Reflections: Living Like a Local

March 20, 2017

When I’m tired after a long work week and I need to break out a glass (or two) of wine, I start wondering about having to work for 45 more years. I think about my bills and my responsibilities and what direction I want to go in for my career.  It sounds overwhelming – sometimes […]

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Top 10 Fun Surprises: New Zealand Study Abroad Program

March 13, 2017

Kia Ora (Māori greeting)! I have been quite busy lately travelling to the other side of the world to Dunedin, New Zealand for the semester. I’ve been here for about two weeks now and I want to share a few things about studying abroad. I strongly encourage you to get out there and push yourself […]

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Solving Your Study Abroad Fears

March 6, 2017

I studied abroad in Cheltenham, England and it was nothing short of an amazing experience. I saw things I have only ever dreamed of, meet new people and learned about new cultures. Although I had the best time ever, I must admit I had some fears before boarding my flight to a new country. Don’t leave home worried, there […]

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Connecting the Past to the Present in England: History Study Abroad Program

March 1, 2017

Throughout my time in England, I met a variety of different people and saw many new places.  I had never been across the Atlantic before, and I was not sure what to expect of the English culture.  As an American, my country’s history spans only a few centuries unlike the millennia that created England’s past.  […]

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New Zealand Summer Study Abroad Advice and Reflections

February 28, 2017

I participated in BCA’s New Zealand summer study abroad program and it was so exciting! I gained insight into many things including a different culture, way of life, food, and views my home country. Learning about the Kiwis in New Zealand and how they lived was such an eye-opener. They speak English, but with a heavier […]

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How to Apply to Study Abroad with BCA!

February 24, 2017

You’ve finished researching different study abroad programs and at last, you’re ready to apply to study abroad! Not sure where to begin? No worries – here’s a handy guide to help you apply for your upcoming BCA Study Abroad adventure! Where to Start There are multiple locations on our website where you can click an […]

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What No One Tells You – First Month Abroad Reflections

January 31, 2017
First Month Abroad Reflections

When I first decided to study abroad, it was kind of like this foggy dream; it was something that seemed so far away and unreachable and surreal that I mostly just thought of it like it wasn’t really happening. Then I got accepted to the program, and the dream became just a little less foggy, the […]

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Immersing Myself in Spanish Life and Culture in Barcelona

January 13, 2017
immersing myself in Spanish

Before I arrived in Barcelona, I had been told by countless individuals that studying abroad would be a life-changing experience. I was both nervous and excited as the semester approached, fearing that the adjustment would be difficult but eager to discover the Spanish culture while studying at the University of Barcelona. As I reflect on […]

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