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How to Survive Your First Week of Studying Abroad

January 22, 2016
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The first days of studying abroad are the hardest, because there’s the inevitable culture shock. There’s the nagging fear that you aren’t prepared, and you may experience the sadness of being far away from family and friends. Thankfully, for the vast majority of us, these feelings quickly pass. Here are some tips for surviving the […]

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10 Tips for First-Time Travelers on International Flights

January 14, 2016

Congratulations on booking your first international flight! In addition to packing and taking care of your other travel arrangements, you should also be preparing for an international flight. These 10 expert tips will help you make the most of your time in the sky before your first study abroad experience. Get Comfy Remember that you’ll […]

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How to Prepare for Your First International Travel Experience

January 7, 2016

Going abroad for the first time is exciting, but it can also be a bit overwhelming. You might worry about whether or not you’ll like the food, if you’ll speak the language naturally, or how you’ll pass the time when flying internationally for the first time. Whether you’re traveling abroad for a short vacation, a […]

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What to Expect When Returning Home From Studying Abroad

January 4, 2016

Studying abroad is the experience of a lifetime. For many of you, it was your first opportunity to navigate a foreign culture. You stepped out of your comfort zone and courageously discovered new things about yourself. And with such a bold adventure came culture shock. However, many people don’t realize that returning home can be […]

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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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¡Que viva México! – Reflections on My Incredible Semester in Xalapa

December 19, 2015

I had the blessed experience to go to the beautiful, mountainous country of Mexico. During my stay, I had the opportunity to live with a host family and eat delicious food. I always had fresh squeezed fruit juices and got to try new fruits such as the guayaba and the papaya. And yes, often the food […]

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Interested in Traveling Overseas? Check Out These Celebrities Who Studied Abroad

December 10, 2015

If you’re like most students, spending time exploring foreign shores is at the top of your priority list. Although traveling for leisure may be beyond the budgets of most students because of the high costs for hotels, meals and tours, studying abroad can offer you a cost-effective and productive opportunity to immerse yourself in a […]

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BCA Study Abroad Thanksgiving Traditions

November 25, 2015

This year we asked a few of our Resident Directors to share with us how they celebrate Thanksgiving with BCA students on their programs. We hope you enjoy learning about some of BCA’s Thanksgiving traditions around the world! Cheltenham, England Our Resident Directors treat students to a Thanksgiving meal at Toby Carvery, a local carvery […]

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Traveling Internationally With Mobile Devices

November 11, 2015

If you’re planning to travel overseas, you’re probably excited to snap and send selfies from your exciting destination — plus call home, send emails, and maybe even download some new music. Before you head off on your journey, consider the fact that traveling with iPhones and Droids can lead to exorbitant monthly bills. The good […]

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Should I Take Foreign Language Classes When Studying Abroad?

November 5, 2015

If you’re looking to further your education and have a memorable cultural experience in the process, studying abroad can be an experience of a lifetime. While many study abroad programs are taught in English, taking study abroad classes in another language may also be an option. Enrolling in study abroad classes in the native language […]

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