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5 Productive (but fun!) Summer Activities

5 Productive (but fun!) Summer Activities Although sitting on your couch and watching everything Netflix has to offer sounds ideal at first, it can get boring very fast (trust me). On top of that, your parents might be breathing down your neck for you to be productive during the break, and your resume probably does need some sprucing up. But ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Top Five Things to Do in Rome

When In Rome… While studying abroad in Rome, I not only experienced the super touristy spots, but I also had the opportunity to live like a local and explore the hidden gems of Rome. Here are my top five things to do in Rome (although there are a lot more!).   Source: https://tinyurl.com/y7837cce Explore The Monuments A trip to Rome ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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The Best Abroad Packing List

The Best Abroad Packing List   Although it is tempting to bring your entire wardrobe abroad, there is a serious space issue. Firstly, there are only so many suitcases you can take with you on the plane. Secondly, many of the hotels, apartments, and taxis abroad are relatively small, and there is not enough space for all your clothes in ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Jumping Back Into the Real World After Studying Abroad

Jumping Back Into the Real World You’ve just had the most incredible experience studying abroad with Abbey Road Programs. You’ve said your goodbyes to your new friends, host family, classmates, and teachers. You have integrated into a new culture and learned more about yourself than you might have imagined.  You have dined, explored, ...

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Andrea Abbate,
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5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad

  5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad   Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57KW6RO8Rcs 1. Respect the Culture Going abroad is an amazing experience that opens your eyes to many different things. That being said, much of what you see is not “normal” or what you are used to from your home country. ...

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Saint Tropez and Gorges du Verdon

July22 On this day we had a very different schedule than we were used to because it was the weekend. We went to Saint Tropez! We met up with the other part of the Abbey Road group that is staying with French host families in St. Laurent-du-Var. Two girls from the homestay program decided to sit next to us and we started up a conversation, but ...

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Juliana G.,
Nice
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Parc Phoenix, and French Language at the Modern Art Museum.

Parc Phoenix, and French Language at the Modern Art Museum.   July20 Today we woke up and I had breakfast with the new friend I’d made yesterday… it felt nice to actually get to know someone well on this trip since majority came to this country by themselves. While we ate we talked about how excited we were to go snorkeling! We ...

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Juliana G.,
Nice
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A Fantastic Start to A More Fantastic First Week in Nice, France

A Fantastic Start to A More Fantastic First Week in Nice, France   July 18 I was running frantically through the German airport thinking I was in the wrong terminal when suddenly I remembered there was a girl who was going to go to be on the same flight as me to get to Abbey Road’s Program in Nice! I decided to text her and ask her ...

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Juliana G.,
Nice
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The Best, Hidden Abroad Gem: Walking Tours

The Best, Hidden Abroad Gem: Walking Tours   One of the best, hidden gems that I discovered while aboard was walking tours. Although I studied in Rome, I traveled a lot on the weekends and always wanted to get to know the city I visited even more. When a friend suggested we do a walking tour, I was appalled. I would never want to be marked ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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Being a Vegetarian Abroad

Being a Vegetarian Abroad One of the most exciting parts of studying abroad is discovering a new culture through its local cuisine. But if you’re vegetarian, the idea of eating in a foreign country might seem a little bit scary. Being a vegetarian abroad, you might be wondering if you’ll be able to eat a nourished and balanced diet, and you ...

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Andrea Abbate,
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Tips on Getting the Most out of Language Immersion Abroad

Studying abroad in a language immersion program can be simultaneously intimidating and exciting. On the one hand, you may be a little apprehensive about starting a new chapter of your life in a place where you don’t speak the language (at least not yet!). At the same time, you may be thrilled at the possibilities that await. Here are a few ...

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Andrea Abbate,
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Exploring Nice, France!

A Memorable Trip to Nice, France! Of all the various travel adventures I’ve embarked on, the most enriching experience was Exploring Nice, France with Abbey Road Programs during the summer! The few weeks that I spent there with them were the highlight of my summer. Going in, I was very excited to meet the students, I had heard that they ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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5 European Films You Must-See Before Studying Abroad

Every time I’ll be studying abroad to learn a new language, or before I visit a new place, I make it a point to watch some of the popular, and not so well known, films from the country and in that particular language. When studying abroad it’s helpful to immerse yourself within a different country’s arts – including music, ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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The Benefits of Staying Choosing a Homestay

When choosing between different study abroad programs and locations, one of the biggest questions you must ask yourself is, “where will I live?”  As students, often times we get caught up in the country we are visiting and focus on aspects such as historical monuments and cuisine. While these are important factors to your study abroad ...

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Monet Timmons,
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How Abbey Road Programs Made Me College-Ready

How Abbey Road Programs Made Me College-Ready Through Abbey Road Programs’ French immersion experience in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, students have the opportunity to live with other program participants in a French homestay program. When I participated in the program, my host parents, Francine and Fredéric, had been hosting Abbey Road students ...

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Brendan Carchidi,
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From High-End St. Tropez to Green Gorges du Verdon

St. Tropez For the very last weekend of my stay with the Abbey Road French Cultural Immersion Summer Program, we traveled to St. Tropez on Saturday, a very high-end and luxurious town, and les Gorges du Verdon, a beautiful river canyon on Sunday. They were two different experiences but no less enjoyable. A bit about St. Tropez You have probably ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Western Civilization: Greece!

Greetings from Greece! It’s been an incredible time so far, and we’ve already visited so many historical sights. We landed in Greece on Friday after a tiring flight, and got to meet our other peers from Europe. Though we didn’t know much about each other yet, we all knew we were hungry! As we walked up the winding and hilly streets, we ...

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Alexis W.,
New York
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Modern Europe Historic Tour: Dresden & Prague

Modern Europe Historic Tour: Dresden & Prague Day 11: Dresden Modern Europe left Berlin today, arriving in what some know as “the Florence on the Elbe” – Dresden, Germany. After we had some time to explore the city’s old town and grab some lunch, we headed for the heart of Dresden, the Frauenkirche (Church of ...

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Drew H.,
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Barcelona High School Spanish Immersion

Barcelona High School Spanish Immersion La Sagrada Familia ceiling Barcelona –  July 21st, 2015: On Tuesday for our morning Spanish class we went to the central park in Barcelona, where we were sent on a scavenger hunt, testing our conversational Spanish skills and interactions to locate statues, fountains, and other landmarks. After ...

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Eliza S.,
North Carolina
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Spain Teen Travel - Trip to Gibraltar

We had a very exciting first full weekend in Spain! Or should I say in the UK, as we left the country on Saturday to visit Gibraltar, the British overseas territory situated next to Spain. ( Spain Teen Travel ) Gibraltar is a very eccentric, funny little place. Amongst the blue waters, palm trees, and fierce Spanish sun, sits a unique city ...

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Brendan O.,
Cadiz, Spain
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