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Spanish Language Immersion

December 22, 2016
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Studying in Valladolid, Spain, my main goal was to obtain language immersion, to immerse myself in Spanish. I wanted to live the language, I wanted to breathe the language. Sure, classes back home gave students a taste of it–but occasional exams in my small Pennsylvania hometown were nothing compared to the constant stream of Spanish in […]

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Living in a Castle – German Immersion Opportunity

December 14, 2016

When I signed up for studying abroad, looking back, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. However, I was so excited at the prospect of studying abroad, I was trying to sign up at my college before classes even started. Apparently my university requires you to be on campus for at least […]

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Study Abroad Expectations vs. Reality: A Student’s Reflection

December 9, 2016

When preparing for a semester abroad, it’s easy to start the journey with a list of expectations: what the food will be like, how many countries you’ll visit, and all the friends you will make. While this can help you prepare for your experience, it can also set your expectations too high (or too low). […]

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Modernization versus Culture

December 8, 2016

It is extremely important that we share all kinds of creative work with our readers. In today’s entry, we introduce you to Clay Reichart. Clay is a senior at Juniata College and participated in BCA Study Abroad’s Quito, Ecuador program. As a part of a BCA excursion, he participated in Toxic Tours and community-based tourism […]

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Seven Tips for Financing Your Summer Abroad

December 8, 2016

It’s that time of year! It’s the month of December and everyone is brainstorming their New Year’s resolutions. Are you hoping to see the world in 2017? Do you want to travel, explore new cultures, learn new languages, try foreign cuisine, meet friendly new faces, and/or expand your global view? If so, you should consider […]

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A Heart Divided: Returning Home from Study Abroad

December 6, 2016

I nearly had a panic attack in one of my classes today. Not because anything drastic happened. Not because I couldn’t understand the professor (although that definitely happens). It’s because I realized that next week is Thanksgiving, the week after that are finals, and the week after that I hop on a plane to return […]

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Snapchat Takeover with Brooke Grasso

December 5, 2016

Fall 2016 student, Brooke Grasso, managed a Snapchat Takeover towards the end of the semester. Join Brooke as she walks you through an average day in Cheltenham, England!                                   Want to share your story about studying abroad or host […]

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Jump Starting My Spanish Teaching Career with a Semester in Valladolid

December 1, 2016

I decided to study abroad in order to master the Spanish language, as well as be immersed in a totally different culture. Additionally, it was a requirement for my major that I study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country. I chose BCA Study Abroad over other study abroad programs because it was more cost-effective than other […]

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Conversations About Studying Abroad

November 28, 2016

There are many reasons why a summer study abroad experience may be better for you than a semester or year. In addition, winter break is the perfect time to start talking about studying abroad with your parents and family. Here are some funny conversation starters to get your family on board with a summer program: […]

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