Immersing Myself in Spanish Culture

December 13, 2017
Spanish Culture

For the past 12 weeks, I have lived among Spaniards and immersed myself in their culture. While I am by no means an expert on what it means to be Spanish, I do believe I have acquired enough insight to comment on what makes the Spanish people special and why I will miss them so […]

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Top 10 Foods to Try in Trinidad & Tobago

December 6, 2017

Trinidad and Tobago offers a unique culinary experience that is distinct, dynamic and delicious. Our food fusion is based on our country’s diverse culture and is rooted in our history of European colonization; West African slavery; and East Indian, Chinese and Portuguese indentured labor. You will also find in Trinidad and Tobago, the tastiest street […]

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Best Study Abroad Programs for Engineering Majors

November 29, 2017

Engineering is becoming an increasing global profession, with high demands for engineers across the world. This highly competitive market requires college graduates to have something that makes them stand out. Studying abroad is a great resume builder and lets future employers know you’re willing to be more global. As an engineering major it’s important to […]

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How to Study Abroad as a Bio-Chemistry Major

November 22, 2017
Bio-Chemistry Major

My name is Katie Byers and I am a senior, biology-chemistry major and business minor from Manchester University in North Manchester, Indiana. I studied abroad in Dunedin, New Zealand in spring of 2017 and it was the most life shaping, eye-opening, self-growing experience of my life! Many people speculate at the ability to be a […]

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Reflections on Barcelona

November 21, 2017

With the recent political events in Barcelona and Catalonia more widely, we have heard from many BCA Barcelona alumni and prospective students asking about the current atmosphere in the city and the experience of our students, BCA staff members, host families and residents. BCA Study Abroad has been a part of the Barcelona community for […]

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Finding Home 3,804 Miles Away From Home

November 15, 2017
away from home

Reflections from BCA Storyteller, Emily Morris, in Valladolid, Spain Over the weekend I celebrated my first birthday away from home—3,804 miles away from home, to be exact. When living in a new place, separated from family, friends, and the comfort of familiarity, special occasions like birthdays have the potential to bring about an intensified longing […]

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Interning Abroad in Chennai, India: Reflections from a BCA Storyteller

November 8, 2017
interning abroad chennai

Interning Abroad: Chennai Three credits never felt more physically earned than they have here in India. Completing an Internship in the subcontinent is a test of will, temperature tolerance, and cultural understanding. Merely putting on formal attire in this climate is detrimental to the sweat pores and the thread count of any collared shirt or […]

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My Journey into the Ecuadorian Amazon

November 1, 2017
journey ecuadorian amazon

Reflections from a BCA Storyteller: Excursion to the Ecuadorian Amazon What do you think of when you think of the Amazon Rainforest? The wilderness, the towering trees, the exotic animals? My one-week trip to the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin was not really about the biodiversity or wild jungle. Instead, I was able to glance into the […]

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Living Disconnected: Life in China from a BCA Storyteller

October 18, 2017

So, you decide you want to study abroad and after tons of research you finally settle on the perfect location. It has everything: unique food, unique language, unique culture, and no social media. Wait, what?! You read that right, no social media, which means no Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, or pretty much anything else. Sounds […]

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My First Month in Quito, Ecuador – A Study Abroad Photo Journal

October 9, 2017

I have been in Ecuador for over a month now.  Here are some of the highlights from my Quito Photo Journal: The Beginning Upon arrival, I participated in an orientation where I learned a lot about Quito. We explored the Historic Center of Ecuador, which is very beautiful.  There is a street where no cars can drive, […]

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