summer programs for high school students.

Summer programs for high school students offer many different options to choose from. How can you be sure that a certain summer program best fits your individual needs?

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Summer is a time for fun, travel, exploration and learning.

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Don't miss our holiday promotion! Sign up by December 31st and save up to $450!

Please call 888-462-2239 or email for more info

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Abbey Road's summer programs for high school students offer you an educational adventure abroad


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Why choose Abbey Road


For almost 20 years we have shared life-changing experiences with thousands of students from across the United States and the entire world. Our students pursued various academic interests and artistic talents, learned foreign languages and discovered new cultures, prepared for the college years and made many lifelong friendships. Our programs are designed to give them unique, individual experiences, let them learn in a fun, interactive manner, and above all, give each and every one of our students our personal attention and assure their safety. How do we achieve these goals?

Staff to Student Ratio of 1 : 6

This allows us to assure the safety of our students and offer them many choices for classes, electives and activities while providing effective supervision.

Balancing Safety, Flexibility and Freedom

We offer our students a rich program packed with exciting activities and excursions, while giving them the freedom to choose among them and suggest new ones, based on their own interests (the classes are mandatory). The students can explore the host communities during free time, as long as they remain in designated areas and respect our safety rules. This allows us to tailor the program to our students’ interests and treat them like young adults.

Fun, Interactive Way of Learning

We emphasize active, experiential education. In addition to some classroom time, our students learn in real life settings, using the host communities as their classroom. We offer individual tutoring, small group workshops and college credit, in partnership with local Universities and schools.

Competitive, All-Inclusive Fees

Our fees are all-inclusive and very competitive. They cover all housing, three meals a day, all classes, workshops, excursions, trips, and year-round individual tutoring and college admissions support. There are no surprises or hidden fees.

Airfare Assistance Plan and Designated Flights

We have chaperoned flights from JFK to all program destinations and a meet and greet service for students on connecting flights. We offer partial airfare stipends to help with airfare costs, based on availability. Early applicants are eligible for special airfare discounts.

Global WiFi and Phone Service Plan

We provide local SIM cards, phones and WiFi coverage to our students at no additional charge.

Global Travel Coverage and 24/7 Emergency Assistance Plan

Whether you missed your connecting flight, lost your luggage or encountered any other problem, rest easy knowing that our staff and travel agents will help you with all necessary arrangements, help you re-book your flights, find a hotel room and cover all necessary expenses, such as meals, clothes, personal items, and more.

Authentic, Savvy Way to Travel: Going Beyond Tourist Clichés

Because we have a year-round presence and local staff members in each of the host communities, our students have unique access and opportunities to experience real cultural immersion, meet their peers, discover the hidden local gems, live like locals, and go well beyond standard tourist sightseeing.

College Guidance and Individual Tutoring Year-Round

Our educational mission goes well beyond the summer. As part of our College Guidance program, we help students with their college applications, providing overall guidance, essay critique, and letters of recommendation. Before or after the summer, our students are eligible to participate in our online tutoring program, perfecting their language skills and pursuing any other academic and artistic interests. All of these benefits are included for our students and alumni.

Academic Credentials

Our talented, inspirational instructors bring high school education to college-level standards. Our courses are designed by professional curriculum developers and instructors from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, NYU, Middlebury, Oxford, Sorbonne, and other reputable schools.

For Our Parents and Families

In responses to parent requests, we provide a travel advisory and concierge service for our parents and families. Our local staff members will be happy to give you suggestions on places to stay and visit, help you plan your itinerary and discover authentic local sites, going beyond regular tourism, just like we do for our students. After all, you are part of the family!

Language Immersion

Abbey Road incorporates experiential learning in all daily classes. What does this mean for the students? It means they learn and improve foreign language skills while interacting with locals during real-life situations rather than reading dialogues in class. It means that lessons involving art, history and culture occur on-location throughout the host community. Whether students are learning a new concept or listening to a lecture, they are surrounded by a relevant and interesting environment and are thus constantly immersed in the target culture rather than learning in a traditional indoor classroom environment.

Our language immersion programs in Spain, France and Italy were designed by top industry linguistic experts. Our students drastically improve their speaking skills, building off of the vocab and verb skills acquired at school. Our small group instruction, broken up into levels, is the best way to learn a language.

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Our summer programs in Europe and North America will take you on an exciting adventure! You will see some of the most beautiful places in the world, experience new cultures and gain knowledge to expand your horizons and prepare you for your upcoming college years.

Our summer programs are open to American and international high school students who have a genuine interest in exploring foreign languages, cultures and other academic subjects such as studio art, art history, literature, film, environmental studies, pre-college and test prep programs, and more. We are looking for open-minded young people who want to experience a new way of life, and who are mature enough to do it in a safe and responsible manner. Our students are academically motivated, and they have a broad range of interests in the arts, athletics, social activities, and travel. Students ages 14-18 are eligible, from mature eighth graders to graduating high school seniors.

Whether you are learning art history in Florence, the Flamenco in Cádiz, or proudly perfecting your French conversational skills, you will enjoy countless moments that will create memories to last a lifetime. Our emphasis on personal attention to detail, coupled with an unyielding commitment to excellence above all else, is what gives Abbey Road Programs an advantage. We go to great lengths to provide an authentic and deep learning experience, along with fun and lasting friendships. Our alumni stay in touch with each other, and with us, year after year.