What Now, Britain?

June 30, 2016
Trafalgar Square

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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Where will you be this holiday season?

December 17, 2014

There’s No Place Like Vienna for the Holidays Students who choose to study abroad for a full year often stay abroad during their holiday breaks. We asked BCA year students where they will be celebrating their holidays and this is what we learned! Angelina¬†Jung, Manchester University BCA Dublin-Derry, Ireland “Study for finals! And, on Christmas […]

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Half-Baked Ideas about Sinterned Daub

September 3, 2014

A Burning Question or, Some Half-Baked Ideas: Patterns of Sintered Daub Creation and Dispersal in a Modern Wattle and Daub Structure and Their Implications for Archaeological Interpretation By Robert P. Kruger, Ph.D. BCA Xalapa, Resident Director ABSTRACT Hardened burned clay fragments are often found in archaeological excavations in many parts of the world. Frequently these […]

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Burwood to Join BCA as Director of Academic Affairs

May 22, 2014

BCA is pleased to announce that Dr. Stephen Burwood has been named the Director of Academic Affairs. Born and raised in Exeter, England, Stephen earned degrees from the University of Warwick and the University of Sussex and continued his scholarly work with graduate degrees in American History at Binghamton University in New York. Stephen brings […]

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BCA Student is Fastest Woman in Spain

May 5, 2014
barcelona marathon

Joining men’s winner Chema Martinez is Bridgewater College student Lizzie Styles who competed in the Wings for Life WorldRun in Barcelona on May 4 and was the winner among all the women competing in the race. Lizzie is studying abroad with BCA in Barcelona, Spain. According to the Wings for Life website, there were 35,397 […]

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