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My Journey to Cádiz

Por fin, ¡he llegado en Cádiz! Aka I have finally arrived!! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to get here, meet my host mom, and just see what the southern tip of Spain was like. Before I get you too hyped up let me backtrack for a second and tell you about my crazy journey because that’s what its all about right? ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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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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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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Traveling from Quito to Nice

Traveling from Quito to Nice My mother and I were looking for a program where I could practice my french but at the same time learning photography, and doing some sports. The timing was very hard first of all because in Ecuador we finish classes much later than the USA and Europe. Secondly, my sister is graduating from high school and the ...

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Arianna R.,
Quito, Ecuador
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Traveling in Belgium vs. Traveling in France

Traveling in Belgium vs. Traveling in France Since the day I found out that I was accepted to the Nice program, I have been counting the days and hours until the day I board the plane to leave Ecuador. I am thrilled about attending Abbey Road Programs because I think I am going to have so much fun, make many good friends, learn photography and ...

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Arianna R.,
Quito, Ecuador
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How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer

How to Have A Successful and Less Stressful Summer   For any high school student, especially those who are just about to enter their last year of high school such as myself, summer can quickly change from a time of relaxation and soaking up the sun to a time of stress and anxiety. From personal experience, I can attest that summer can be ...

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Hannah S.,
Denver, CO
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“Bon Chance”: Language Immersion in France

“Bon Chance”: Language Immersion in France   Over the past week, my preparations for going to Saint Laurent Du Var, France with Abbey Road Programs have greatly shifted. On Thursday I left for Vienna, Austria because prior to arriving in France to begin my stay there I am doing nearly three weeks of unrelated travel. Being in Austria ...

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Amitai B.,
Austin, TX
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Travel Checklist for Cádiz

Travel Checklist for Cádiz It’s almost time!! Cádiz is so close I can feel it! Before I hop on my ten plus hour flight, there’s a couple of things left for me to do in Kansas City. As the trip nears and I’m finalizing my packing plans, I started with getting some local currency. While having a couple of extra US dollars in ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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Books and Movies For My Abbey Road Experience Abroad

My Personal Preparation For My Abbey Road Experience Abroad While any student eagerly awaiting their departure for an Abbey Roads trip is most likely very well-prepared for the amazing opportunity that awaits them, I personally felt like I wanted to add to my knowledge of Ancient Civilizations by reading some books and watching some movies that ...

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Hannah S.,
Denver, CO
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Preparing for St. Laurent Du Var, France

Preparing for St. Laurent Du Var, France As I have been getting increasingly excited for my time with Abbey Road Programs in St. Laurent Du Var, France, I have begun multiple steps of preparation to ensure that I will have the most fulfilling trip possible. One of the first things I did in anticipation of going to France was set up a Duolingo ...

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Amitai B.,
Austin, TX
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Tips for Finding Your Ideal Luggage

Tips for Finding your Ideal Luggage   For many travelers, the right piece of luggage is key to a successful adventure. Various types of luggage ranging from small under the seat bags, to large check-in bags, exist each with the intended purpose of being able to fill a person’s need for a bag. For me personally, I recently realized ...

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Kiera Q.,
Bay Shore, NY
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Pompeii: A City With A Rich History

Pompeii: A City With A Rich History Many cities across the world have developed and become modernized over time, with some isolated structures being preserved from long ago. However, in some places complete cities have been preserved, looking almost exactly like they did hundreds, even thousands of years ago. Pompeii is one of these cities, ...

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Kiera Q.,
Bay Shore, NY
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My Five Step Guide to Preparing for Your Trip Abroad!

My Five Step Guide to Preparing for Your Trip Abroad! 1. Do your research While planning for a trip, I like to do some research on certain details of the country I’ll be visiting. Firstly, you’ll want to investigate the weather of the place you’ll be visiting. The climate of a country varies from city to city, and from season to season. ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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How to Take and Edit Your Photos

How to Take and Edit Your Photos With my trip to Québec City quickly approaching, I plan to take dozens, maybe hundreds of pictures. Plus, as social media becomes an increasingly integral part of traveling and the ability it has to transport your followers to the country you’re vacationing in, it feels important to produce only the best ...

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Maddie L.,
Providence, Rhode Island
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Passport to Cádiz

Passport to Cádiz, Spain It’s April, which means just three short months until Cádiz, Spain! I’m so excited to be traveling for three weeks, but before I leave, I have to get some things checked off of my list. The first picture below is of me finally getting (my long overdue) passport renewed. I had no idea it expired a long ...

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Asha H.,
Kansas City, MO
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Paris Plages

The “Paris Plages” have a place in the national image that is as cemented in old photos and paintings as the Eiffel Tower and the pyramid of the Louvre.A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, the famous pointillism painting by Georges Seurat, demonstrates just how ingrained the Seine river and relaxing beside the water is to our ...

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Anthea Mitchell,
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Top 25 Biggest Benefits of Studying Abroad [Infographic]

There are dozens of benefits of studying abroad – travel, new friends, and unforgettable life experiences, to name a few. There are just as many study abroad programs available for students looking to take advantage of these benefits. Some universities partner with schools in other countries to make study abroad trips possible. If you’re ...

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Jessica Dais,
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Convenient Apps to Have When Traveling Overseas

Convenient Apps For Travel Overseas  Preparation for travel in the past consisted of digging out the right backpack or suitcase, stacking the clothes and supplies inside, and making the entire thing close, one way or another. But today we not only pack our bags, we tend to pre-pack our devices with supplies to help us on our travels. As ...

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Anthea Mitchell,
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Read All About It (book suggestions)

If you haven’t experienced traveling to a certain place, the task of learning about the culture can be daunting. But, it doesn’t have to be. There are so many resources that will allow you to get a better understanding of new countries and their cultures. One of those ways is learning through reading. Not everything you read about a ...

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Imani Bashir,
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Spring Into Action - How to Spend Your Spring Productively in High School

Source: https://tinyurl.com/ybbvh5rt As the school year is making its way to being over, it’s important to be diligent in how you spend these Spring months. The Spring is a great metaphor for blossoming and that’s exactly what you’re going to do. Don’t forget to breathe and also find down time to relax so that you don’t experience ...

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Imani Bashir,
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