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Reflections on 18 Years as the BCA Xalapa RD

December 15, 2017

Dr. Rob Kruger has served as the resident director for our BCA Xalapa program and been an integral part of the BCA family for almost two decades. He is retiring from this role at the end of 2017 and below he shares his thoughts on his time with students and as a member of the […]

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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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BCA Joins the Generation Study Abroad Initiative

April 13, 2017

BCA Study Abroad Joins Institute of International Education Coalition to Double Number of Students Who Study Abroad by End of Decade Increasing the number of underrepresented students in study abroad programs BCA Study Abroad has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students […]

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What Now, Britain?

June 30, 2016

By Dr. Stephen Burwood, Chief Academic Officer I have a confession. I am British. For all the years I have been in the United States, I cannot change that. Apart from one cousin, my whole family still lives in Britain. Despite 15 years in international education and many more spent living somewhere else, I care […]

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Quito Students Safe after Earthquake

April 17, 2016

April 17, 2016 Earthquake in Ecuador: All BCA Quito students have been accounted for and are safe following the earthquake that occurred last night near the northern town of Muisne in northern Ecuador. We extend our condolences to those who lost loved ones in the earthquake and to those who are affected by this tragedy. […]

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BCA Students in Europe are Safe

March 22, 2016

March 22, 2016 The malicious attacks in Brussels this morning is a jarring event for everyone. We join with people across the world in sympathy and solidarity for those killed or injured and with their families, friends and neighbors. BCA holds the health and safety of our students to be paramount. Our resident director in […]

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Pollution in the Amazon

March 25, 2015

Most people who trek through the Ecuadorian Amazon expect to see a variety of monkeys, birds and extraordinary insects, but few expect to find pools of oil where pools of water should be, or oily sludge rather than fertile soil.  But after more than 30 years of extracting oil in this northern region of the […]

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Safety over Sensationalism

February 14, 2015

Mexico is safer than many cities in the U.S. More than 150,000 Americans safely visit Mexico every day. And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta. Visitors […]

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