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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 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. You might be wondering if you’ll be able to eat a nourished and balanced diet, and you might fear that locals won’t understand ...

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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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5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad

5 Tips and Tricks to Being A Respectful American While Abroad 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. Therefore, try to not use the word “normal”, and understand that ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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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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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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