Studying Abroad as a Member of the LGBTQ+ Community

March 14, 2018

Selecting your study abroad location and program can feel like a difficult and daunting task. When you start to explore your study abroad options there are many factors to consider such as location, course offerings, scholarship opportunities, and the overall financial impact of studying abroad. If you identify as a member of the LGBTQ+ community […]

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Funding Study Abroad: Gilman Scholarship

February 7, 2018

Why I Decided To Study Abroad The first time I flew to another country, I was 15 years old. I traveled to Honduras with my family to participate in a mission trip. I remember trying to decide whether I was looking at clouds or ocean from my window seat in the plane. I remember walking […]

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Researching in Quito, Ecuador: STEM Opportunities Abroad

January 24, 2018

During the Fall 2017 semester, I had the amazing opportunity to work in a cellular biology research lab, through my study abroad university’s Latitude Zero Ecuador Research Initiative (L0ERI) Program. For a little bit of back story, I applied to this program well before the deadline of June 1. I knew that only 5 international students […]

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Best Study Abroad Programs for Engineering Majors

November 29, 2017

Engineering is becoming an increasing global profession, with high demands for engineers across the world. This highly competitive market requires college graduates to have something that makes them stand out. Studying abroad is a great resume builder and lets future employers know you’re willing to be more global. As an engineering major it’s important to […]

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My Journey into the Ecuadorian Amazon

November 1, 2017
journey ecuadorian amazon

Reflections from a BCA Storyteller: Excursion to the Ecuadorian Amazon What do you think of when you think of the Amazon Rainforest? The wilderness, the towering trees, the exotic animals? My one-week trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin was not really about the biodiversity or wild jungle. Instead, I was able to glance into the […]

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My First Month in Quito, Ecuador – A Study Abroad Photo Journal

October 9, 2017

I have been in Ecuador for over a month now.  Here are some of the highlights from my Quito Photo Journal: The Beginning Upon arrival, I participated in an orientation where I learned a lot about Quito. We explored the Historic Center of Ecuador, which is very beautiful.  There is a street where no cars can drive, […]

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I Found My Dream Job Thanks To Studying Abroad

August 21, 2017
i found my dream job thanks to study abroad

If you’re considering studying abroad with BCA Study Abroad, just do it! Perhaps you hesitate because you’re naturally shy or cautious? Don’t worry. This an opportunity to have an international experience with guidance and support. When I went to Quito, Ecuador, I hoped to finally fulfill my dream of experiencing the Amazon rainforest, and have […]

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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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