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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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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 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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Study Abroad Expectations vs. Reality: A Student’s Reflection

December 9, 2016

When preparing for a semester abroad, it’s easy to start the journey with a list of expectations: what the food will be like, how many countries you’ll visit, and all the friends you will make. While this can help you prepare for your experience, it can also set your expectations too high (or too low). […]

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A Heart Divided: Returning Home from Study Abroad

December 6, 2016

I nearly had a panic attack in one of my classes today. Not because anything drastic happened. Not because I couldn’t understand the professor (although that definitely happens). It’s because I realized that next week is Thanksgiving, the week after that are finals, and the week after that I hop on a plane to return […]

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Barcelona Changed Me

July 15, 2016

During my time with BCA-Barcelona, I experienced and learned many things about myself and the world around me. Although it may sound cliché, it is true. I learned different things about myself, but a couple of the most important ones are that I am good in new social situations and therefore I should not fear […]

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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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Why You Should Consider Living with a Host Family

March 21, 2016

There are a number of living options available to students looking to study abroad. Some programs offer the opportunity to live in an apartment with fellow students. Other institutions offer dorms much like American campuses. However, many students find living with a host family to be the most rewarding part of studying abroad. As you […]

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