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
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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
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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
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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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India: The Good, The Bad, and The In Between

October 5, 2017
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August 3, 2016 Entry from Sarah [In] India ’16 Blog So, it has been a few weeks since my last blog post. In that time I have come to love more the parts of India I like, and I have also come to hate more those things I dislike. This one country contains a culture […]

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Snapchat Takeover with Marc Unger in Delhi, India

September 26, 2017

India is a large country with many different regions, customs, historical sites and climates. Since Chennai is located on the south east coast of India on the Bay of Bengal, students have the opportunity to experience other areas through BCA excursions with Resident Director, Anu Pai. On one such excursion during the Fall 2017 semester, […]

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Kiwiana 101: Reflections from BCA Storyteller Aubrey Maryniak

September 11, 2017
Kiwiana 101

As a part of our BCA orientation, we received an introduction to “Kiwiana 101,” or what to expect from the Kiwi culture. Now, I wanted to share my own “Kiwiana 101” reflections after having spent a few months living in New Zealand.  Of course, you can take these with a grain of salt, as these are just […]

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Breaking a Sweat: Reflections from BCA Storyteller Marc Unger

August 28, 2017

“Breaking A Sweat” Never has a phrase meant so much in my initial days at a new location. The collection of words weaves through many definitions before coming to a head in the forefront of my forehead. Breaking a sweat can describe the initiation of a new experience, like starting college life here at Madras […]

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