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My Daughter’s Study Abroad Experience Transformed Both of Us

May 17, 2017

Since middle school my daughter Annika had planned to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country during her junior year of college. In 5 days she will be returning home from her extraordinary year in Quito, Ecuador where she was a student at USFQ (Universidad San Francisco Quito) through BCA Study Abroad.  I am tremendously excited […]

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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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How to Apply to Study Abroad with BCA!

February 24, 2017

You’ve finished researching different study abroad programs and at last, you’re ready to apply to study abroad! Not sure where to begin? No worries – here’s a handy guide to help you apply for your upcoming BCA Study Abroad adventure! Where to Start There are multiple locations on our website where you can click an […]

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What No One Tells You – First Month Abroad Reflections

January 31, 2017
First Month Abroad Reflections

When I first decided to study abroad, it was kind of like this foggy dream; it was something that seemed so far away and unreachable and surreal that I mostly just thought of it like it wasn’t really happening. Then I got accepted to the program, and the dream became just a little less foggy, the […]

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Modernization versus Culture

December 8, 2016

It is extremely important that we share all kinds of creative work with our readers. In today’s entry, we introduce you to Clay Reichart. Clay is a senior at Juniata College and participated in BCA Study Abroad’s Quito, Ecuador program. As a part of a BCA excursion, he participated in Toxic Tours and community-based tourism […]

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The Five People You Meet in Ecuador

November 23, 2016

Traveling the world is stressful work. Being without a real home for months, not speaking your native tongue for extended periods of time, and getting used to different ways of doing everyday things can be stressful stuff. But fret not! For all of you potential visitors to the middle of the world, here’s a helpful […]

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Amazon Toxic Tour Reflection

July 11, 2016

After the culture and justice small group meeting about the messy oil history in the Amazon, my director (and theater major extraordinaire), Daniel Bryan, mindlessly hummed the tune to “Somewhere” from West Side Story. I thought this was a perfect way to wrap up my thoughts from that night’s discussion and to continue reflecting on […]

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What to Consider When Selecting A Study Abroad Program

June 17, 2016

I often tell students that studying abroad is what you make of it. It’s about the choices you make each day to engage in the local community, be active in your classes, and understand your new surroundings, rather than focus on what’s happening at home, obsessing over social media, or “collecting” countries through constant travel. […]

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Bucket List: Taking Full Advantage of Your Study Abroad Experience

June 16, 2016
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When you’re preparing to study abroad, you’ll likely crosscheck multiple lists before you leave. Don’t forget to plan for some fun while studying abroad, too! Consider creating a study abroad bucket list to ensure you make time for everything. Studying abroad isn’t only about the time in the classroom, lecture hall and lab. It’s also […]

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