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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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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 ...

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Jolie Blair,
Sun Valley, Idaho
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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 ...

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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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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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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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SAT prep and College tours

So Tuesday was my (and the rest of the new kids’) first official SAT prep class of this session, where we met our prep teacher, SAT extraordinaire, Patrick Choi. Patrick has been working with the Princeton Review to tutor high schoolers for the last fifteen years, and genuinely loves his job, which made his class almost fun (considering it ...

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Jonathan O.,
New Hampshire
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Abbey Road College Prep Program

So this last Sunday was the first day of the third session of the Abbey Road college prep program. Initially, I was quite nervous, as I had arrived only twenty minutes before all of the participants were supposed to arrive and there was no parking near the Emerson College campus. My family and I managed to arrive at Emerson with time to spare, ...

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Jonathan O.,
New Hampshire
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College Prep: Madison's Journal #2

Journal Entry #2 Night 2: I feared I had began a rather strange sleep pattern waking up for the second night in a row at 2:30 am on the dot. Day 2: I woke up, got ready, ate breakfast, and went to my first SAT prep class with Patrick. I could already tell I was going to love him! He was very helpful, witty and kind. We went over tips and tricks ...

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Madison A.,
Massachusetts
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College Prep: Madison's Journal

Journal: First Entry night 1: Interesting start. I didn’t want my mom to leave at all. She’s my comfort blanket and I didn’t want to let her go!! But once she did I began to settle in, unpack and meet the girls in my suite. Then as I was trying to log in to the wifi my mom called, I thought “already?!?!”. Turns out ...

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Madison A.,
Massachusetts
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College Prep Program: Second Week in Boston

The weekend came just in time! We were all exhausted from staying up late, doing our homework and talking to each other. I needed some down time and finally got a good night’s sleep. The weekend weather was beautiful so my friends and I continued to get to know Boston. We walked around and did some shopping at a nearby mall; ...

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Madison J.,
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