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December 4, 2013

October 16 Here is briefly how it all started:  Last fall in November 2012, my Spanish professor organized a weeklong trip to Xalapa through Rob to experience cultural events like, Dia de los Muertos, learn more about the study abroad program, and to practice Spanish while we were there.  I jumped right on the trip […]

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A Day in the Life of Lindsey Wedel

November 28, 2013

November 28, 2013 I’ve been telling you about all my exciting adventures across Europe, which makes it sound like that is all I do. However, I spend most of my time doing almost mundane things in Brussels. My first responsibility as a student is supposed to be to my classes and homework. Therefore, I spend […]

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Fall 2013 Blog Of Corinne Weller

November 15, 2013

November 14 Well, it’s official. I have passed the halfway point. It feels kind of bizarre, because when I look at the last three months I think, “Wow! That went so fast!” When I look at the next three months, though, it’s a mixture between “Awesome, I still have three more months to learn and […]

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¡Viva México! Katie Appleby’s Blog

November 5, 2013

5 November 2013 With all the excitement around this time of year, time has passed faster than ever. Two weeks ago was the Jazz Festival and there were so many concerts and activities offered all around the city. Fliers were handed out, informing the public of some of the events going on. This made it […]

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Battling Preconceptions with Reality in Greece

September 1, 2013

One month ago I was flying over the wide expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, heading to a country where I was to live for the next four months. A country with thousands of years of history, which you can actually go see in person and touch with your hands. A country with natural beauty and […]

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Why I Loved BCA Barcelona

April 24, 2013

From my initial arrival into the city, I was struck by its enticing lifestyle: the flow of urban living paired with traditional Spanish values of courtesy make the city a seemingly utopian place to live.  Rather than simply relying on the appeals of the city, the BCA program took the time and effort to structure […]

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BCA’s 50th Anniversary Celebration

August 14, 2012

BCA Study Abroad Celebrates 50 Years: 1962-2012 BCA’s first program was launched on August 16, 1962, when 20 students set sail for Europe (portion of group seen in this picture). After ten days at sea, the group arrived in Rotterdam, Holland eagerly anticipating a rich cultural experience. A chartered bus with luggage trailer met them […]

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The Women of Pudupakkam

August 10, 2012

I have found that there is almost peace in the chaos and comfort in knowing that I am just one of eight million in this city. Yes, 8 million people live in Chennai. Sometimes I forget where I am and have an epiphany moment that snaps me right back. It is like, whoa… so this […]

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BCA & Barcelona: A Perfect Match

September 3, 2011

When I first arrived at Barcelona I really  didn’t know what to expect. I had never left the country before so everything I was experiencing was very new to me and the feelings were a bit overwhelming. There was a big difference in the structure of my program that most other semesters didn’t have to […]

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Understanding Global Citizenship

February 12, 2011

When I first arrived in New Zealand, I was amazed at how similar it was to home.  Many of the foods in the grocery stores were the same, the shows on TV were the same, and even all of the songs playing on the radio were the same.  Minus the new accent, it was even […]

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