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Last Week in Cadiz (Spanish class and more...)

Wednesday: Today’s Spanish class was pretty fun. Jaja we talked about how to say curse words in Spanish XD. In addition to this, we talked about taboo topics such as politics, death, and sexuality. It was cool to openly talk about all of these in a different country and see what the rest of the world’s opinions are. After our usual siesta, ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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Cruise Control: Your 3-Step Research Guide to Getting the Most Out of Your Next Cruise!

Though typically seen as an utmost leisurely vacation, cruising can be so much more! Going anywhere from the tropic beaches of the Caribbean Islands to the frozen desert of Alaska, the cruise’s destinations are typically the attraction magnet. Excursions aside, the ships themselves encompass an abundance of fresh leisurely and/or energetic ...

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Staying on the Balance Beam: A High School Survival Guide through Organization

When we were younger, our perception of balance was limited to a game of hopscotch, make it through all of the numbered boxes chalked onto the concrete outside without falling and win. With time, however, that grid only grew bigger and bigger, the numbers increasing, and the chances to fall with them. Specifically, with the high school years, ...

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Cádiz Adventures Continue ...

Saturday Yayy it’s the weekend!! You know what that means? Day trips!! This weekend we went to Ronda!! It’s about 2ish hours from Cádiz so get ready to sleep, listen to music, or read on the bus because you are going to want to get comfortable. Since we always leave pretty early in the mornings I’m so exhausted and sleep all the way ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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Classes and Excursions in Cádiz 2018

Happy hump day! Wow, these days have gone by so fast, I can’t believe it! One minute you’re arriving at the airport and the next almost two weeks have already gone by! As you already know, I’m going to break down my very fun week for you and here we goo!!…. Wednesday: Every day we have Spanish class at 10 am. We usually talk ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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Nice 2018 Experience Part 3

Today started as a normal day where we woke up at 8:30 for our 9:00 French class. We learned how to conjugate ER verbs in the passé compose and in the imparfait, and then we had to create two stories that were in the past. One of the stories had to be a truth and the other had to be a lie, and then we had to read the stories to the class and ...

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Arianna R.,
Quito, Ecuador
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Nice 2018 Experience Part 2

Today was another awesome day in France! I started off this morning with a chocolate croissant and some orange juice in the kitchen with my friends Courtney, Lily, and Ella. After breakfast, we had a class for three hours and we learned new vocabulary words about the city and we interviewed some of the people that lived here in Nice. It was ...

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Arianna R.,
Quito, Ecuador
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Our First Day in Rome

Our First Day in Rome Italy Advantures Having anticipated our arrival in Italy long before we had even started our program we all sat anxiously in our seats on the plane awaiting our arrival into the city. We were all eager to start our first full day in the city, which was certain to be packed with fun activities and beautiful sights. Glancing ...

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Kiera Q.,
Bay Shore, NY
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The Last Full Week in Québec 2018(Citadel and more)

It is the end of our final full week in Québec City!! We had a great week, working hard in class to prepare a presentation, as well as having fun on our day excursions.The Citadel On Monday, after our major class was over, we went on an excursion to the Citadel. The Citadel is a fortress that was built by the British in the 1800s as a ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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Western Civilization 2018: Part 2

Today we set out for our day trip to Mycenae- an event that a lot of us were truly looking forward to, especially because the location of our hotel in Athens, though beautiful, could at times be confining, and we were therefore extremely excited to see another side of the country. We knew that the bus ride would be long, but would eventually ...

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Hannah S.,
Denver, CO
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A Weekend of Adventure in Québec City

It has been another exciting weekend in Québec City filled with excursions, entertainment, and educational experiences.Conversation at French Café On Friday, my French Conversation class visited a local café called Café Au Temps Perdu, located a short walk from our dorms at University Laval. We all ordered a small item or drink from the ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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The Beginning of 2018 Western Civilization Program

It is official! We are off and running on the Western Civilizations Abbey Road Trip for 2018! We all met in the airport with plenty of time before departure- giving us a perfect opportunity to get to know each other at least a little bit before actually embarking on our journey. After some icebreakers, name exchanges, and security lines, we all ...

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Hannah S.,
Denver, CO
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Classes and Excursions in Québec City

A typical week in the Québec City program at University Laval consists of class time balanced with exciting excursions! Business and Marketing Class: One of my favorite parts about my time here at the Abbey Roads Québec City Program has been the class I picked as my major. The business and marketing course has been something I look forward ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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Nice 2018 Experience Part 1

Today I woke up early and had a yogurt and fruit for breakfast. Even though I was awake early, I was still late to be downstairs. We hopped on a fancy bus and headed to Monaco. During the bus ride, we listened to music and sang along. Once we arrived, we had the choice of visiting the aquarium or a palace: I chose to visit the palace. We took a ...

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Arianna R.,
Quito, Ecuador
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Summer Weekend in Québec City

It has been a beautiful weekend here in Quebec City with a bright sun and a cool Canadian summer breeze. After a week of settling in, getting used to campus life, assimilating with the Québecois culture, and working hard in class, it was so exciting to get to embark on even more adventures on the weekend!Saturday: Le Musée National des ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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Second Week in Càdiz

Hey, hey! Welcome to the second week of my Càdiz travel blog! Man, it’s been a crazy fun-packed week and even more so, the weekend! In what you’re about to read, get ready to hear all about my weekend, but not just any old weekend where you veg out and stay in pj’s all day watching Netflix, no. These weekends are filled with day ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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