The Best Study Abroad Programs for Exercise & Sports Science Majors

September 3, 2015

BCA Study Abroad Programs for Exercise and Sports Science Majors Exercise and sports science is becoming an increasingly popular area of study. This versatile major can be the springboard for numerous career paths, including sports medicine directors, coaches, lab technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmaceutical sales representatives and cardiac therapists. It’s an exciting field for […]

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How to Budget for Your Year or Semester Abroad

August 20, 2015

One of the biggest realities of studying abroad is the need to have enough spending money to get you through your semester or year outside the country. Though many countries have places where you can easily use your credit cards or debit cards, it isn’t always the case. Instead, you have to be proactive and […]

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How to Handle Culture Shock When Studying Abroad

August 13, 2015

Spending a semester studying abroad is a great opportunity to see the world and experience a different way of life. For many students, it might be your first big trip on your own and the gateway to a lifetime of adventures. It’s also likely to be the first time you encounter culture shock. Different students […]

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National SCOUTS Scarf Day in New Zealand

August 9, 2015

On Friday, August 7, Dunedin, New Zealand quickly became a collage of colors as SCOUTS members covered the city in Scout scarves and woggles. The scarves could be seen at schools, workplaces, shopping malls, local landmarks and more to celebrate the 2nd annual National SCOUT Scarf Day! Fall 2015 BCA Dunedin and Elizabethtown College student, Alyssa Cormier […]

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Top 10 Dishes to Try in Europe

August 6, 2015

One of the many great things about studying abroad is that you’re exposed to new and unique cultural experiences. You’ll also get to sample some exciting foreign food dishes that may please your palate — food you probably won’t find in the U.S. The next time you’re studying abroad in Europe, try some of these […]

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Vienna & All Its Many Wonders

August 6, 2015

I had the privilege of being the only student in the BCA Marburg program to stay in Vienna for 12 weeks in the summer. I’m now settled in Marburg, but there are oh so many things that I miss about Vienna! Here’s my list: 1. Die Mélange The mélange is the typical Viennese cafe drink. I don’t […]

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Greek Generosity Witnessed through Volunteer Work

July 2, 2015

So often the news is bombarded with negative messages, but what about the many positive acts of kindness happening in communities around the world? Spring 2015 BCA Athens and University of La Verne student, Mariela Martinez witnessed Greeks’ generosity firsthand through her volunteer work with Church in the Street in Athens. Mariela was eager to share […]

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Study Abroad on a Budget: 6 Fantastic & Affordable Destinations

June 24, 2015

Choosing to study in a foreign country is perhaps the most powerfully positive decision you can make as a student. The chance to expand your mind and discover an entirely new way of life is almost priceless, but unfortunately, it does come with a price tag. The good news is that budget-friendly study abroad locations […]

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Teaching in China

May 23, 2015

I taught kindergarten boys and girls at a school called Ready English three times a week. It was a blast–the moment I walked through the door I was bombarded with shouts of “Katie” and given hugs (sometimes even kisses on the hand). My kids always surprised me on how fast they picked up English; we […]

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The 6 Best Places to Study Abroad

May 19, 2015

One of the best things about studying abroad is that it gives you the opportunity to expand your horizons by spending some time in a new, exciting place. There are dozens of fabulous cities around the world where you could choose to pursue your studies, each offering its own unique blend of culture, history, scenery, […]

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