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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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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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 to Consider When Selecting A Study Abroad Program

June 17, 2016

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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How to Pick the Best History Study Abroad Programs

March 17, 2016

Historians often refer to investigating the past as traveling to a foreign country. Each culture operates under different rules and assumptions, and people of the past did not think or live the same way people do today. In this sense, a study abroad experience is a perfect complement to a history education. As a history […]

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Greek Generosity Witnessed through Volunteer Work

July 2, 2015

So often the news is bombarded with negative messages, but what about the many positive acts of kindness happening in communities around the world? Spring 2015 BCA Athens and University of La Verne student, Mariela Martinez witnessed Greeks’ generosity firsthand through her volunteer work with Church in the Street in Athens. Mariela was eager to share […]

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Battling Preconceptions with Reality in Greece

September 1, 2013

One month ago I was flying over the wide expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, heading to a country where I was to live for the next four months. A country with thousands of years of history, which you can actually go see in person and touch with your hands. A country with natural beauty and […]

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