Studying Abroad as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

March 14, 2018

Selecting your study abroad location and program can feel like a difficult and daunting task. When you start to explore your study abroad options there are many factors to consider such as location, course offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the overall financial impact of studying abroad. If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community […]

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Studying Abroad As An Art & Business Major in Barcelona, Spain

February 28, 2018

As an Art and Business major at Juniata College in rural Pennsylvania, I wanted to find a destination to study abroad that offered me a variety of classes in my field, while also being surrounded by art outside of the classroom. Barcelona, Spain offers me the best of both worlds while I pursue my dream […]

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Strangers Now Second Family: Living with a Host Family in Barcelona

February 14, 2018
host family in barcelona

For the first few days after arrival, my fellow BCA students and I were housed in a hotel in Barcelona, anxious to find out who we were going to live with for the next three months. On the second day, we were introduced to our families and learned where we would live. I was fortunate enough […]

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Funding Study Abroad: Gilman Scholarship

February 7, 2018

Why I Decided To Study Abroad The first time I flew to another country, I was 15 years old. I traveled to Honduras with my family to participate in a mission trip. I remember trying to decide whether I was looking at clouds or ocean from my window seat in the plane. I remember walking […]

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Reflections on Barcelona

November 21, 2017

With the recent political events in Barcelona and Catalonia more widely, we have heard from many BCA Barcelona alumni and prospective students asking about the current atmosphere in the city and the experience of our students, BCA staff members, host families and residents. BCA Study Abroad has been a part of the Barcelona community for […]

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10 Benefits to a Year Long Study Abroad Program

July 11, 2017
Year Abroad Benefits

When it comes time to study abroad, there are a variety of decisions that need to be made; among them is whether to go for one semester or a year. Rigorous academic requirements from your host institution, costs, and lack of time are all factors that may persuade you to choose a semester long program. […]

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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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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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