Each semester, BCA Study Abroad selects up to five students to partner with us on a unique opportunity to share their stories about studying abroad. Starting this upcoming semester, follow our Fall 2017 student storytellers as they share what life is like on BCA Programs in New Zealand, Ecuador, Spain, China and India!
Fall 2017 BCA Student Storytellers
Aubrey Marynaik | BCA Dunedin, New Zealand
Hey there! The name’s Aubrey, the game’s Biochemistry at Elizabethtown College, with hopes of pursuing neuroscience in the future. Exploring different places, meeting people and having new experiences are all ways that I stay inspired to keep learning and growing. Since taking a photography class in Peru, I’ve used photography as a tool to help capture stories as they encompass more than words alone. Along with taking pictures, you’ll find me hiking, painting, doing yoga, cooking, or whatever else I’ve found curious to try that day! I can’t wait to share what I’ll be experiencing in Dunedin, New Zealand in the coming months.
Colby Schweibenz | BCA Quito, Ecuador
Hello! My name is Colby, and I am a senior Biochemistry major and Spanish minor at Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. I am originally from Medford, NJ. I am interested in becoming a disease research biochemist after furthering my education at a prestigious graduate school. I am very excited to be studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador this fall semester. I have always wanted to be fluent in Spanish, and I know that through taking all of my classes in the language and living with a host family I will be closer to achieving that dream! In my free time, I enjoy hiking and exploring, photography, playing sports, and reading.
Emily Morris | BCA Valladolid, Spain
My name is Emily and I’m a senior at Bridgewater College in Virginia. I am majoring in Spanish and Liberal Studies and plan to teach at the elementary level upon graduation. In addition to my studies, I have run my own photography business since 2011. I currently work with various immigrant and refugee families in my community and enjoy using photography to help tell their stories. I can’t wait to be a storyteller in Valladolid, Spain!
Emily Seratch | BCA Dalian, China
My name is Emily and I am a sophomore, International Business Major with a Finance concentration at Elizabethtown College. I am excited to be studying abroad in Dalian, China in the fall, and I can’t wait to experience everything China will throw my way! Follow my journey through the BCA Storyteller stories and on Instagram (@emseratch), where I will post as often as possible. I’m ready to start exploring, are you?
Marc Unger | BCA Chennai, India
My name is Marc and I am a 2017 BCA Storyteller! I am a junior Political Science major studying abroad in Chennai, India for the semester. My interests lie in performing arts, as well as international affairs, or drama fest as I like to refer to it. I hope you enjoy the trip by my side, online of course.
Follow our BCA student storytellers through BCA’s Blogs; Instagram, Facebook and Twitter posts; YouTube videos and Snapchat Takeovers! Learn how become a storyteller by visiting our BCA Scholarships page!