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Travel Tips: Sleeping in a New Place

June 27, 2017

Falling asleep can go one of two ways – it happens or it doesn’t. When you’re traveling, trying to fall asleep or stay asleep can put you through cultural shock all in its own.  Here are some tips for getting a good night’s rest while sleeping in a new place: Stick to your routine. You […]

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Packing Tips: Photography

June 20, 2017
Packing Tips Photography

Packing – not on my list of “easy pre-departure tasks.” With all of the energy we put into dressing for weather and cultural norms, we often forget about adding tools that help us document study abroad experiences. Based on our travels, here are five suggestions for items to pack that might help you get that […]

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Global Coffee Trade – German Study Abroad Program

May 23, 2017

When I talk to my family and my friends about what I have experienced in Vienna during my German study abroad program, what I will miss in Marburg, and what my favorite memories are; it can all be comfortably explained over a traditional Viennese coffee with friends. Every day after my class in Vienna, I go […]

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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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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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Conversations About Studying Abroad

November 28, 2016

There are many reasons why a summer study abroad experience may be better for you than a semester or year. In addition, winter break is the perfect time to start talking about studying abroad with your parents and family. Here are some funny conversation starters to get your family on board with a summer program: […]

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Noticing Differences: Vienna and Marburg vs. the US

July 18, 2016

Understanding the United States of America is not the center of the world, seems like an obvious realization. Many people most likely come to this understanding without ever heading outside of U.S. borders. However, you may never truly think about it critically until you take that step and venture into a world vastly different than […]

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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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Unexpected, Life Changing Experiences in Vienna and Marburg

December 24, 2015

My BCA Marburg and Vienna experiences have shaped who I am tremendously. I will never forget the excitement I experienced in the weeks leading up to my flight to Vienna. I remember arriving in Vienna on August 3rd, 2014 excited but just eager to get to Germany! What I did not expect was just how […]

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