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Travel Tips: Sleeping in a New Place

June 27, 2017

Falling asleep can go one of two ways – it happens or it doesn’t. When you’re traveling, trying to fall asleep or stay asleep can put you through cultural shock all in its own.  Here are some tips for getting a good night’s rest while sleeping in a new place: Stick to your routine. You […]

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Packing Tips: Photography

June 20, 2017
Packing Tips Photography

Packing – not on my list of “easy pre-departure tasks.” With all of the energy we put into dressing for weather and cultural norms, we often forget about adding tools that help us document study abroad experiences. Based on our travels, here are five suggestions for items to pack that might help you get that […]

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Snapchat Takeover with Mallory Truckenmiller in Barcelona, Spain

June 15, 2017
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What does your summer break look like this year? Are you kicking it at your parent’s house babysitting your little brother or sister? Are you working a seasonal job as a landscaper, lifeguard, or golf caddie? Often, we get caught up in finals and finishing the school year that we forget about what we’re doing with […]

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Living Behind the Murals – Peace and Conflict Studies in Ireland

June 6, 2017

Driving into North Belfast, the first thing that greets you is a large mural of masked gunmen and the slogan, “Ready for Peace, Prepared for War.” It marks part of the Loyalist territory in Northern Ireland’s capital city. Driving towards the mural, it is hard not to get a macabre feeling, as the image of […]

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How to Market Your Study Abroad Experience to Future Employers

May 30, 2017

Now that you’ve completed your study abroad program, you may find yourself saying “That was awesome, but how do I put my experience into words?” The big question is – how can you market your study abroad experience to future employers? When at a job interview and asked about studying abroad, you shouldn’t simply say […]

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Global Coffee Trade – German Study Abroad Program

May 23, 2017

When I talk to my family and my friends about what I have experienced in Vienna during my German study abroad program, what I will miss in Marburg, and what my favorite memories are; it can all be comfortably explained over a traditional Viennese coffee with friends. Every day after my class in Vienna, I go […]

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My Daughter’s Study Abroad Experience Transformed Both of Us

May 17, 2017

Since middle school my daughter Annika had planned to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country during her junior year of college. In 5 days she will be returning home from her extraordinary year in Quito, Ecuador where she was a student at USFQ (Universidad San Francisco Quito) through BCA Study Abroad.  I am tremendously excited […]

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Snapchat Takeover with James Yun

May 4, 2017
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Hallo/Bonjour from our Snapchat Takeover in Belgium! In case you missed our Snapchat Takeover by spring 2017 BCA Brussels and University of LaVerne student, Jin James Yun, here are the highlights! Over the last weekend in April, James spent the weekend by the North Sea on a BCA Excursion. Belgium only has 70 km (approx. 43.5 miles) […]

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BCA Joins the Generation Study Abroad Initiative

April 13, 2017

BCA Study Abroad Joins Institute of International Education Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade Increasing the number of underrepresented students in study abroad programs BCA Study Abroad has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students […]

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