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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BCA Alumni Awarded Fulbrights

April 17, 2014

BCA alumni Holly Rittenhouse, Quito, Eucador 2012 (Manchester University), and Tyler Kunkle, Marburg, Germany 2012-2013 (Elizabethtown College) were recently honored with Fulbright grants. Both will be teaching English abroad; Rittenhouse in Malaysia and Kunkle in Germany where he will be in the Rhineland-Palatinate area teaching children from elementary to high school. They also both credit […]

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Street Children and Popular Education

March 23, 2014

BCA Xalapa Launches New Course Street Children and Popular Education: A Participative Approach introduces students to the realities of some of the major social problems involving Mexico (and by extension, much of the developing world). Using a combined strategy of theoretical and empirical study coordinated with in-the-field practical experiences with local vulnerable populations, BCA Mexico […]

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BCA Scholarships

January 9, 2014

Apply today! Financing study abroad can be a challenge for many students. BCA would like to help make things a bit easier by offering you a chance to apply for a $750 scholarship toward the cost of your BCA study abroad experience. The scholarships are open to all BCA applicants who meet the requirements and […]

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Allen C. Deeter

December 28, 2013

BCA mourns the loss of Allen Deeter, who served as executive director of the organization for more than 20 years. Passionate about international education, peace and the students he encouraged to study abroad, Dr. Deeter made enormous contributions to BCA and built many programs that continue to this day. Allen Deeter Obituary Dr. Allen C. […]

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