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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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Daily Updates for High School Spanish Summer Programs

The following is an entry from our Directors’ Blog about our High School Spanish Summer Programs in Cadiz, Spain, written by the Program Director, Chris “Pancho” Bond.  While your teens are enrolled in any of our programs, our Program Directors will keep you up to date with photos and stories describing the students’ ...

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Chris Bond,
Cádiz Program Director
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Spanish and French Pre-Summer Tutoring

Abbey Road is excited to announce that in order to help our high school students make the best of their study abroad experience and improve their French and Spanish Language fluency, we will be offering complimentary language tutoring and conversational sessions to all interested students prior to the summer.   These online learning ...

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Spanish Lifestyle and Culture

  Cadiz, Spain 13/07/2016 Over the past couple of days, our group has been delving even deeper into Spanish Lifestyle & Culture.  In class, we spent an entire day learning about the Spanish education system.  We learned that it differs slightly from America’s education system, especially at the university level.  There are ...

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Brendan O.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Be You

  When brainstorming for a photography series, I was initially inspired by Lauren Greenfield, a documentary photographer and filmmaker who focuses on girl culture, as well as the Representation project, whose mission is to use film as a way to transform culture and inspire people to overcome gender stereotypes. I believe that the purpose ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Army Football

West Point vs. Morgan State On November 19th, West Point had its last college football home game against Morgan State and it was a grand event of pride and tradition. Everyone is decked out in gold and black and Army apparel to represent their brave knights. The first “stage” to college football games is the delicious food put out by ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Applying: An Overview

Applying to college is often a very a stressful process for most students. However, by being organized and remaining on schedule, you can ease a lot of that anxiety. Here is a general checklist of the essential components that you need in order to apply to college: Transcript: All schools want to know about your grades and your performance ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Finding The Best Fit

There are many factors that contribute to the college application process and one of the most important aspects to begin with, is choosing the right school, among the thousands of universities in the world, that will be the best fit for you. First, you should figure out what it is that you want or like out of a college. For example, the ...

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Emma R.,
Gladwyne, PA
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Subterranean Cádiz, and La Mezquita in Córdoba

Getting ready for the Zipline Course! This past weekend has been great! Saturday morning we took the bus out to go do a zipline course. We put on harnesses and worked our way through the treetop obstacles. There were a couple groups of adorable Spanish kids that were there as well. That afternoon we had some free time during siesta to spend ...

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Rachel P.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Moorish Mosques, Tapas, and Aqualand

Thursday we started the day off with a short class and then took the bus to Jerez de la frontera. In Jerez we explored the last of the city’s eight mosques with its evidence of both Moor and catholic influence in its architecture and design. Its Islamic influence is easily identifiable through the keyhole shaped door ways, star shaped ...

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Rachel P.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Water Sports and Tapas Contest

This week has been going by in a flash.  Tuesday we finally got the opportunity to go surfing at La Cortadura, one of the best beaches in Cádiz.  Surfing is one of my favorite things to do when in a beach town, so, despite the high winds and clouds, I had a fantastic time.  The instructors were knowledgeable and made sure to get us in ...

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Brendan O.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Surf and Study in Cadiz

Tuesday morning we spent time in classes and then walked to the University of Cádiz to explore the library. We discussed Spanish literature and took a look at the books. I chose a book comprised of postwar poems written by various Spanish poets. Surfing La Playa Victoria, Cadiz For our afternoon activity we headed out in a parade of taxis to ...

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Rachel P.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Café y Conversación

Today was my first day of classes in Cádiz.   During class, we discussed an article about la golpe militar de Argentina and then went out to talk to the locals about the culture of Cádiz. The people here are so friendly! Everyone we asked to talk to immediately smiled and made an effort to understand our slightly broken Spanish. It was ...

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Rachel P.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Final Days in Cádiz

It’s almost impossible to believe that my last day in Cádiz has come so quickly. Two weeks really flew by, and I wish so badly that I could stay here for longer. It feels like so long ago when I first stepped off the bus into this amazing, unique city. I have gotten so settled into the Spanish routine that I know it will be a weird ...

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Madelyn E.,
Cadiz, Spain
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Photography classes in La Sagrada Familia

  Today is Friday, July 15th. First and foremost, my heart goes out to all of France and to those who are currently suffering after yesterday’s senseless terrorist attack in Nice. I’m very relieved to hear that the Abbey Road students and staff in Nice are all alive, safe, and unscathed. My warmest thoughts and wishes are ...

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Hanna I.,
Barcelona, Spain
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Confiserie Florian

On Monday, we continued our French lessons. Instead of visiting the market at Cours Saleya or shopping at Place Massena, we were able to tour a confiserie. This classic candy store diverged from the candy to which we are accustomed. It was like visiting a classic ice cream or soda pop shop. Confiserie Florian specializes in candied fruits, ...

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Serena C.,
Nice, France
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