What I Learned in Schloß: Top 5 Reasons to Live in The Castle

July 26, 2017

The BCA Marburg program gives you a chance to live with local students in a self-governed residence located in the Schloß. To say that I would have had a much different experience in Marburg if I did not live in the castle would be an understatement. Let me explain my top 5 reasons why living […]

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Snapchat Takeover in Trento, Italy with Acadia LeBlanc

July 19, 2017
snapchat takeover trento italy

When looking at options for studying abroad over the summer, where do you typically gravitate towards? Most students would imagine major cities likes Paris, Berlin or Rome. However, the truth is that everyone heads towards those locations for vacation during summer break. Cities, with all of their charm and history, are flooded with tourists from countries all over […]

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How Study Abroad Influenced Me to Join the Peace Corps

July 17, 2017
Join peace corps

Five years ago, I hopped a plane to Chennai, India with BCA Study Abroad. Besides a weekend trip to Canada, it was my first time really traveling. Not just traveling, but living in a place completely different from the Westernized world I was accustomed to. I was a little nervous, but mostly excited. And when […]

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Five Reasons to Embrace Minimalism While Abroad

July 12, 2017
Minimalism Abroad

Kia Ora fellow adventurers, My name is Zack Hesse. As of the time of writing this article I’m farther away from home than I’ve ever been, in a strange land where penguins and tropical parrots commingle, where the people are outnumbered by sheep clinging to the side of grassy mountains, and where all the swans […]

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10 Benefits to a Year Long Study Abroad Program

July 11, 2017
Year Abroad Benefits

When it comes time to study abroad, there are a variety of decisions that need to be made; among them is whether to go for one semester or a year. Rigorous academic requirements from your host institution, costs, and lack of time are all factors that may persuade you to choose a semester long program. […]

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From Tourist to Resident: A Transformative Cheltenham Experience

July 7, 2017
Transformative Cheltenham Experience

It’s been two years since I studied abroad with BCA, and yet I can’t shake the experience. That’s because there’s something ineffable about seeing the world that sticks with you for years. And I miss it every day, with and without Facebook reminding me what life was like two years previously. Living in a small […]

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Travel Tips: Sleeping in a New Place

June 27, 2017

Falling asleep can go one of two ways – it happens or it doesn’t. When you’re traveling, trying to fall asleep or stay asleep can put you through cultural shock all in its own.  Here are some tips for getting a good night’s rest while sleeping in a new place: Stick to your routine. You […]

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Packing Tips: Photography

June 20, 2017
Packing Tips Photography

Packing – not on my list of “easy pre-departure tasks.” With all of the energy we put into dressing for weather and cultural norms, we often forget about adding tools that help us document study abroad experiences. Based on our travels, here are five suggestions for items to pack that might help you get that […]

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