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Interning Abroad in Chennai, India: Reflections from a BCA Storyteller

November 8, 2017
interning abroad chennai

Interning Abroad: Chennai Three credits never felt more physically earned than they have here in India. Completing an Internship in the subcontinent is a test of will, temperature tolerance, and cultural understanding. Merely putting on formal attire in this climate is detrimental to the sweat pores and the thread count of any collared shirt or […]

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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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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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How Study Abroad Influenced Me to Join the Peace Corps

July 17, 2017
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Five years ago, I hopped a plane to Chennai, India with BCA Study Abroad. Besides a weekend trip to Canada, it was my first time really traveling. Not just traveling, but living in a place completely different from the Westernized world I was accustomed to. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. And when […]

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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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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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