homestay

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

Welcome to Cádiz

by Hayden M. June 12-14, 2014 Hola! I'm Hayden and I'm currently on the Cádiz homestay program. We arrived in Madrid, Spain on Thursday morning, everyone exhausted from the long flight. We had to quickly race to the next terminal to make our 12 o'clock flight to Jerez. Once we got to Jerez, we took a bus to Cádiz where we met our ...

C’est Incroyable!

This has been such an incredible weekend! It started off with a visit to beautiful Monaco where we went to the aquarium, toured a palace, and explored the city. The view was absolutely breathtaking! Next stop, Eze. We visited a perfume factory where we learned the process of making perfume and even got to test a few scents out (and of course, I ...

Loving the Homestay Experience

It is hard to believe that I just started my second week in France. It is true what they say: time flies when you are having fun. Now, the other students and I have habituated to our course schedule and the daily life of the French in Saint-Laurent-du-Var. Even though we have so many more great adventures awaiting us, I can already tell that by ...

Looking Forward to My Stay Chez les Mulet

After two less-than comfortable flights in ‘Economy’ seating, I made my way to Saint-Laurent-du-Var in the beautiful region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. I was the first student to arrive at the airport in Nice and was kindly greeted by one of our professeurs (teachers), Hélène, and the founder of Abbey Road Programs, Dr. Arthur ...