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My First Month in Quito, Ecuador – A Study Abroad Photo Journal

October 9, 2017

I have been in Ecuador for over a month now.  Here are some of the highlights from my Quito Photo Journal: The Beginning Upon arrival, I participated in an orientation where I learned a lot about Quito. We explored the Historic Center of Ecuador, which is very beautiful.  There is a street where no cars can drive, […]

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India: The Good, The Bad, and The In Between

October 5, 2017
India Good Bad

August 3, 2016 Entry from Sarah [In] India ’16 Blog So, it has been a few weeks since my last blog post. In that time I have come to love more the parts of India I like, and I have also come to hate more those things I dislike. This one country contains a culture […]

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Snapchat Takeover with Marc Unger in Delhi, India

September 26, 2017

India is a large country with many different regions, customs, historical sites and climates. Since Chennai is located on the south east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, students have the opportunity to experience other areas through BCA excursions with Resident Director, Anu Pai. On one such excursion during the Fall 2017 semester, […]

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Kiwiana 101: Reflections from BCA Storyteller Aubrey Maryniak

September 11, 2017
Kiwiana 101

As a part of our BCA orientation, we received an introduction to “Kiwiana 101,” or what to expect from the Kiwi culture. Now, I wanted to share my own “Kiwiana 101” reflections after having spent a few months living in New Zealand.  Of course, you can take these with a grain of salt, as these are just […]

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Breaking a Sweat: Reflections from BCA Storyteller Marc Unger

August 28, 2017

“Breaking A Sweat” Never has a phrase meant so much in my initial days at a new location. The collection of words weaves through many definitions before coming to a head in the forefront of my forehead. Breaking a sweat can describe the initiation of a new experience, like starting college life here at Madras […]

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I Found My Dream Job Thanks To Studying Abroad

August 21, 2017
i found my dream job thanks to study abroad

If you’re considering studying abroad with BCA Study Abroad, just do it! Perhaps you hesitate because you’re naturally shy or cautious? Don’t worry. This an opportunity to have an international experience with guidance and support. When I went to Quito, Ecuador, I hoped to finally fulfill my dream of experiencing the Amazon rainforest, and have […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Study Abroad In Ireland

August 18, 2017
why study abroad in ireland

Are you trying to decide where to study abroad? You should definitely consider Ireland and all that it has to offer students. Here are the top five reasons to study abroad in Ireland. 1. Ireland is the place to be if you have food allergies/intolerances/dietary requirements. I have celiac disease, meaning that I cannot eat […]

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What It’s Like To Learn A New Language

August 14, 2017
learning a new language

With traveling parents, I grew up in places across the globe, including in Caracas, Madrid, Copenhagen, and even Aleppo, Syria before it was decimated by war. Although I grew up bilingual and very close to my father’s side of the family in California, as well as my mother’s side in Denmark, I never saw the […]

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Snapchat Takeover with Sarah Rothenberger in Vienna

August 9, 2017
snapchat takeover vienna

The capital of Austria, Vienna, is home to BCA Study Abroad’s summer German language program. Situated in northeastern Austria, on the edge of the Alps, Vienna is cultural hub for theater, opera, museums, architecture, and classical music. Great minds such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert and many more have worked in […]

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The Terror & Excitement of Returning Home from Study Abroad

August 7, 2017
returning home from study abroad

I am a firm believer that if you aren’t scared about the future, you’re lying or you just haven’t thought about it. I find I feel most ready when on the precipice of utter terror and excitement. I felt this way traveling across the world to study. I was so terrified, but absolutely ready for this […]

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