Academics & Activities

What will a typical day be like?

In brief, week day morning classes begin at 9am and run until noon. In the afternoons you will attend either your elective class or choose from cultural and recreation activities. During evenings you will have many options to choose from: excursions to local sites and museums, concerts and performances, the beach, water sports or other ...

Will I have free time? Can I spend time in smaller groups?

In addition to planned activities with the Abbey Road group, students will have 2-4 hours of free time each day to pursue personal interests, spend time with friends and explore the host community in groups of 2 or more. We strive to maintain a perfect balance between structured activities and free time. While we give our students this ...

What about the weekends?

In most programs, the students go on regional day trips and excursions. Day trips are mandatory for all students. For specific information on each summer program and its weekend excursions, please refer to the web page of the program you are interested in.

Will I go out every night?

On homestay programs, you will spend 3-4 evenings a week with your homestay family. On other evenings, you may go out with your friends and Abbey Road students. On residential and pre-college programs you will spend most of your evenings on group activities or in a smaller circle of friends. Once a week, the group will have a residence night to ...

Is there a curfew?

The curfew varies by program and by the day of the week. A typical weekday curfew is 12 am whereas a weekend curfew may be 12:30 or 1 am. Please be advised that Abbey Road reserves the right to change the curfew times at its discretion as deemed necessary for safety and organizational purposes. Face-to-face curfew check-ins are done on a ...

How are meals handled?

Abbey Road's meal program is unique and a point of distinction according to our alumni. Meals are not repeatedly had in cafeteria settings. Rather, meals are eaten in apartment settings, prepared by staff and students, using fresh ingredients, or in cafés and restaurants using language skills -- in both cases, offering the best of local ...