The Best Study Abroad Programs for Psychology Majors

February 24, 2015

The study of psychology is, in many ways, about broadening your understanding of the human mind. In this sense, studying abroad provides you with educational opportunities that cannot be found any other way. Study abroad programs also offer you the rare opportunity to step outside your day-to-day experiences and immerse yourself in a different, exciting […]

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Safety over Sensationalism

February 14, 2015

Mexico is safer than many cities in the U.S. More than 150,000 Americans safely visit Mexico every day. And while the media sensationalizes stories of violence in Mexico, Mexico is safer than many major U.S. cities. Travelers feel relatively safe visiting popular U.S. cities like Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, New Orleans, Washington D.C, or Atlanta. Visitors […]

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Does Studying Abroad Make You Smarter?

February 6, 2015

Many college students view studying abroad as a once-in-a-lifetime experience where they can broaden their horizons and immerse themselves in a different culture. From an educational perspective, studying abroad can provide access to academic opportunities that may be unattainable from the programs offered to students at their home colleges or universities. Before enrolling in any […]

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The Best Study Abroad Programs for Social Work Majors

January 28, 2015

Social work requires the ability to interact and communicate with different types of people. At its core, social work also requires the ability to feel compassion and empathy for individuals who are often experiencing major life challenges. The most effective social workers are perceptive, observant, reflective, innately inquisitive and excellent listeners. While many social workers […]

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Fall in Love with a New City: Brussels

January 19, 2015

Stepping off the plane and into Brussels, Belgium, was like taking a step back in time. The first thing I noticed were the eclectic and beautiful buildings that make up the city. Suburbia does not exist; it is replaced by medieval-looking homes, one on top of the other, lining either side of the narrow streets. […]

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How to Study Abroad

January 5, 2015

Tip #1: Talk to Your Parents and Friends Your Parents can help you decide if studying abroad is a responsible decision that will work for you personally and financially. They may also have their own study abroad experiences to share that will help you make an informed decision. Also, find out if your friends are […]

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Coming to Barcelona, I Knew Very Little of What to Expect

December 17, 2014

I had never lived outside the United States; I had never lived in a Spanish-speaking country; I had never even lived in a big city. All I really had were vague images put into my mind by movies or books or hearsay: an idea of a city teeming with life, with parties, with history; the […]

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Where will you be this holiday season?

December 17, 2014

There’s No Place Like Vienna for the Holidays Students who choose to study abroad for a full year often stay abroad during their holiday breaks. We asked BCA year students where they will be celebrating their holidays and this is what we learned! Angelina┬áJung, Manchester University BCA Dublin-Derry, Ireland “Study for finals! And, on Christmas […]

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Studying Archeology in Mexico

December 15, 2014

Update! Kelsey Morgan (Juniata 2013)┬árecently accepted a research assistantship in the University of Kentucky Anthropology PhD program where she will work with archaeologist Christopher Pool, the lead investigator at an important Olmec site called Tres Zapotes in the Gulf Coast region of Mexico. Kelsey’s Experience at the University of Veracruz I am wary of using […]

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Celebrating Holi

November 27, 2014

Our group had it marked on our calendar since the beginning of March, and it was on my list of goals for the semester alongside learning to wrap a sari and sample as much food as possible: celebrating Holi, the Hindu festival of mischief, love, affection, and color. In Chennai the summer heat was rising, […]

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