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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The Five People You Meet in Ecuador

November 23, 2016

Traveling the world is stressful work. Being without a real home for months, not speaking your native tongue for extended periods of time, and getting used to different ways of doing everyday things can be stressful stuff. But fret not! For all of you potential visitors to the middle of the world, here’s a helpful […]

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Fulbright Grant and Graduate School Thanks to BCA Marburg

October 27, 2016

Kathryn Goehring, a native of Reynoldsburg, Ohio and a Cedarville University alumna, studied in the BCA Marburg, Germany program in the spring of 2014. Here she talks about how the experience has impacted her life so far – including leading her to apply for the prestigious Fulbright Grant. I chose to study abroad largely because […]

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Top 5 Reasons Why Spanish Culture Rocks

October 7, 2016

Every country has that something–that special something that makes it unique, that makes it hard to forget, that makes you keep coming back for more. Spain is no exception. While studying abroad in the spirited city of Valladolid, five aspects of Spanish culture stood out to me in particular (and about a million more, but […]

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Ways to Fund Your Year Abroad

September 15, 2016
fund a year abroad

If you like the idea of taking a semester or year overseas, but haven’t signed up yet, what are you waiting for? If you’re worried about money and paying for the experience, there’s good news: There are merit-based scholarships to help pay for study abroad as well as need-based funding and other opportunities to help […]

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What it’s Like to Be a BCA Valladolid Student

August 22, 2016

I go to a fairly small college. I know everyone in my classes by their full name, the largest lecture hall in the entire school seats around fifty students, and the cafeteria workers update me on their kids’ lives every time I see them. Which is daily. All in all, I think I have the […]

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Tips to Help Pay for a Study Abroad Semester

August 18, 2016
It's never too early to start saving

Studying abroad for a semester is a great way to learn a foreign language, attend a world-class school, and experience a new culture. Of course, before you go, you’ll have to save up enough money to pay for it all. You’ll need enough cash to pay for your flight, tuition, living costs, meals, insurance, and […]

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Returning to Xalapa to Teach English

August 18, 2016

At the beginning of August, our fall 2016 students arrived in their host city of Xalapa, Mexico and were greeted by some familiar faces – BCA alumnae! Spring 2015 BCA alumna, Ashley Otto just returned to the city to spend a year teaching English at a Bi-lingual school. Meanwhile, fall 2015 student, Emily Hornung was […]

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