Everglades National Park, Palm Beach, Key West
Grades 9 – 12
Can you experience every country in the Spanish speaking world without leaving the United States? Most certainly yes! It is called Miami. Take a leisurely stroll on the white sands of South Beach and you will hear every dialect of the Spanish language, from Cuban to Venezuelan and Argentinian and more. This cosmopolitan crowd, beaming with passion, character and natural heat, will give you a tan even on an overcast day. A melting pot of cultures, world-class hotels, restaurants and fashionable boutiques, a thriving art scene, world-famous white sand beaches – Miami will sweep you of your feet with its unique charm! Join our students in America’s most Latin city for language and cultural immersion, exciting day trips and excursions, water sports and fun experiential learning.
Optional travel extension
At the end of the program, students can choose to travel together to Bimini, Bahamas for three days. The group will stay in a centrally located hotel within walking distance of many beautiful sites and beaches.
If you’re studying abroad or spending some time in Spain, it’d be pretty hard to not come across these classic Spanish dishes. You can find them in the majority of local restaurants, and your host family will definitely have these prepared for you. Enjoy them while you can! And if your host family asks for help during dinner prep, take them up on it. You’re going to want to know how to makes these dishes when you get home. Southern Spain food is amazing. Here are the 5 must-have foods in Southern Spain: 1. ...
In Miami you will live in modern, comfortable student apartments, in a historical Coral Gables neighborhood, close to the local beaches, cafes and restaurants. Here are some highlights:
Our culinary staff will buy daily fresh food for breakfast and lunch from the local markets and shops. Some evenings our staff and students will make delicious meals together, armed with fresh ingredients and our own Spanish & Latin American recipe book. These culinary adventures quickly become a favorite bonding and cultural activity among our students and staff. We will also enjoy authentic local cuisine during outings to local restaurants.
Our staff will provide you with daily groceries (bread, pasta, cereal, water, olive oil, etc.) and house supplies. If you need more food or house supplies – just tell us. We will get them for you.
The students will also enjoy picnics and group meals at authentic local restaurants carefully chosen by our local staff.
In Miami you will live in modern, comfortable student apartments, in an upscale Coral Gables neighborhood, close to the local beaches, cafes and restaurants. Our staff members live in their own apartments down the hall. You will be part of our Abbey Road family, making new friends, learning to be independent and self-reliant, to share responsibilities with your peers, manage your time, and getting ready for college years!
Every student on the program chooses two classes as their academic focus: a major and an elective. Major classes meet every morning Monday to Friday, while electives meet three afternoons a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Major: Spanish Language, Business & Marketing, Digital Photography
Electives and Workshops: Studio Art, Digital Photography, Spanish Conversation, Fashion Design, Creative Writing, Cuisine, Sports
This frees up two afternoons per week for you to attend the many workshops, excursions and fun activities, such as kayaking or sailing at the local beaches, visiting museums, practicing your Spanish with the locals, and so on. We will always give you at least two to three options to choose from just to make sure there is something for everyone.
Important note: Curfew and Free Time
The students will have approximately 2 – 3 hours of free time per day, subject to our safety rules and guidelines. The curfew is at 11 pm on weekdays and 11.30 – 12 midnight on weekends, subject to change at the program director’s discretion.
Some of our students’ favorites are:
In addition to all the local sites in Miami, you will explore some of the local sites in its vicinity:
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