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Snapchat Takeover with Jaime Ramos

April 7, 2017
Snapchat Takeover Valladolid

BCA had another Snapchat Takeover! In case you missed it, follow Elizabethtown College student, Jaime Ramos, as he explores the city of Valladolid, Spain. His snapchat takeover explores an average weekend in Valladolid, including beautiful videos of the Plaza Mayor and Campo Grande, as well as pictures of lunch with his host mom and Sunday […]

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Receiving a Fulbright and Finding My Calling – Teaching in Spain

April 3, 2017
Fulbright in Spain

I cannot believe it’s almost been two years since I boarded my flight for my study abroad experience in Valladolid, Spain. Being an extremely nostalgic person, I can’t help but think of my time in Europe at least once a day. In fact, yesterday marked one year since I spent a weekend in London with […]

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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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Spanish Language Immersion

December 22, 2016
teaching in spain

Studying in Valladolid, Spain, my main goal was to obtain language immersion, to immerse myself in Spanish. I wanted to live the language, I wanted to breathe the language. Sure, classes back home gave students a taste of it–but occasional exams in my small Pennsylvania hometown were nothing compared to the constant stream of Spanish in […]

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Study Abroad Expectations vs. Reality: A Student’s Reflection

December 9, 2016

When preparing for a semester abroad, it’s easy to start the journey with a list of expectations: what the food will be like, how many countries you’ll visit, and all the friends you will make. While this can help you prepare for your experience, it can also set your expectations too high (or too low). […]

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Seven Tips for Financing Your Summer Abroad

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year! It’s the month of December and everyone is brainstorming their New Year’s resolutions. Are you hoping to see the world in 2017? Do you want to travel, explore new cultures, learn new languages, try foreign cuisine, meet friendly new faces, and/or expand your global view? If so, you should consider […]

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Jump Starting My Spanish Teaching Career with a Semester in Valladolid

December 1, 2016

I decided to study abroad in order to master the Spanish language, as well as be immersed in a totally different culture. Additionally, it was a requirement for my major that I study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. I chose BCA Study Abroad over other study abroad programs because it was more cost-effective than other […]

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