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BCA Students Explore the Eden Project

April 21, 2015

Environmental and Social Transformation Exploring the world’s largest enclosed Rainforest and Mediterranean biomes of The Eden Project in Cornwall, England, BCA Cheltenham students learned about the vegetation and climate of these ecosystems, as well as the many fascinating facts about The Eden Project itself. From an abandoned clay mine, to an amazing global garden, the story of […]

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Breaking Personal Barriers in Quito

April 21, 2015

Ecuador is a place full of diversity. You can experience city life in a very large city of 3 million, or you can be in beautiful, tropical areas and rural pueblos. To get out of the city, all you need to is a bus ticket, usually costing about $1 (U.S.) per hour of the bus […]

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How Studying Abroad Can Help Your Future Career

April 3, 2015

Are you having difficulty deciding whether studying abroad is the right move for you? Understandably, the idea of packing up and leaving your family and friends to spend time in a new country can be a scary thought. But from a cultural, academic and personal perspective, studying abroad is likely to be one of the […]

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English Birdsong Is More Beautiful

April 1, 2015

I can’t believe it.  It’s gone by so fast. In honor of the fact that I have now passed the half way mark (and here it would be good to note that I’m way past the half way mark for weeks of classes, There’s only two and a half weeks left, excluding exam week), I’ve […]

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Cooking: A Foreign Experience

March 28, 2015

I never really considered myself a “typical guy” until it dawned on me that I exhibit some of the main characteristics. I’m really into sports. I sleep all day. But perhaps the biggest one is this: I LOVE to eat. A lot of my friends in New Zealand have gotten to know me as someone […]

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A New Perspective on the U.S.

March 28, 2015

While walking down the street in Cheltenham, it’s hard to believe that I’m not still in Pennsylvania.  In England, you’ll see new places to shop like Marks and Spencer or Tesco grocery store, but then you’ll also turn the corner and see a Subway on your left and a Blockbuster on your right.  On High […]

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Pollution in the Amazon

March 25, 2015

Most people who trek through the Ecuadorian Amazon expect to see a variety of monkeys, birds and extraordinary insects, but few expect to find pools of oil where pools of water should be, or oily sludge rather than fertile soil.  But after more than 30 years of extracting oil in this northern region of the […]

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Adjusting to Life Abroad

March 16, 2015

While I was in England I grew an incredible amount as a person. I was forced out of my comfort zone and became self-sustainable.  I’ve never been that far away from my family and friends for that long.  It was probably one of the most trying experiences of my life to be honest, but it […]

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What Are the Different Types of Study Abroad Programs?

March 16, 2015

If you’re not familiar with study abroad programs, you might think that you spend most of your time sitting in a classroom in some foreign university. In reality, there’s a wide range of high quality study abroad programs available that provide ample opportunity to immerse yourself in a country’s culture and get to know its […]

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Studying in the Andes

March 9, 2015

Universidad San Francisco de Quito April 14 In this post, I’d like to talk about the University San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) where I’ve been studying for the past two and a half months. It’s a small liberal arts university in Cumbayá, which is like a suburb of Quito, although still technically a part of […]

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