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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 ...

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, ...

Spring Into Action – How to Spend Your Spring Productively in High School

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 the end of the year ...

by Staff, Imani Bashir

5 Tips to Ace the SAT/ACT

5 Tips to Ace the SAT/ACT As one of the world’s worst test takers, the SAT and ACT were my living nightmares. I dreaded studying for them, taking them, and even hearing their names made me sick to my stomach. But after taking at least five real standardized tests - among countless practice ones - I have acquired many tips and tricks to ace ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

5 Tips to Acing Those College Essays

5 Tips to Acing Those College Essays One of the most stressful parts of my college application process was writing the essay for the common app in addition to each supplemental essay for the different schools. After some trial and error, along with the occasional breakdown with tears followed by ice cream, I realized that there were a few ways ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

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 came ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA

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, theater, and ...

by Staff, Jolie Blair , Sun Valley, Idaho

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 ...

by Staff, Monet Timmons

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 ...

by Student, Brendan Carchidi

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 ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA