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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 ...

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

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 ...

by Student, Alexis W. , New York

Modern Europe Historic Tour: Dresden & Prague

Modern Europe Historic Tour: Dresden & Prague Day 11: Dresden Modern Europe left Berlin today, arriving in what some know as "the Florence on the Elbe" - Dresden, Germany. After we had some time to explore the city's old town and grab some lunch, we headed for the heart of Dresden, the Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady). Here ...

by Staff, Drew H.

Barcelona High School Spanish Immersion

Barcelona High School Spanish Immersion [caption id="attachment_13295" align="aligncenter" width="682"] La Sagrada Familia ceiling[/caption] 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 ...

by Student, Eliza S. , North Carolina

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 ...

by Student, Brendan O. , Cadiz, Spain

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' experience. Please ...

by Staff, Chris Bond , Cádiz Program Director

Applying: An Overview

Applying to college is often a very stressful process for most students. However, by being organized and remaining on the 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 ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA

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 ...

by Student, Emma R. , Gladwyne, PA

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 ...

by Student, Jonathan O. , New Hampshire