Saint-Laurent-du-Var

Water sports on the French Riviera

Snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming, parasailing, sailing and more with our programs in Nice and St. ...

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

Herbes de Provence

This past Tuesday, the group returned to Nice to learn more about local life. Instead of a more formal class in the morning, the group was given the chance to explore the nearby market, complete with fruit, soap, honey, pastry, flower, and cheese vendors. Each person was put into a group of three and given a list of things to find out about the ...

by Student, Natalie B. , Saint Laurent-du-Var, France

St. Laurent-du-Var!

It’s been a week since the group arrived in St. Laurent-du-Var! While we arrived only last Monday, our time has already been packed with lots of activities. The first day, we landed in the Nice airport and were quickly introduced to our lovely host families. After meeting with them and our roommates, we rested up for the rest of the program. ...

by Student, Natalie B. , Saint Laurent-du-Var, France

Adventures in Nice!

On Thursday we had, of course, our regular morning classes. After lunch, we headed towards Nice! We were allowed many different options while in Nice. Sports, pottery, visiting a candy store, and free time. I choose to have free time so that I could walk around and see more of the city. After the afternoon activities, we had dinner in Nice with ...

by Student, Sydney A. , Georgia

San Remo and St Paul du Vence

Two weeks have already flown by! These past few days have been filled with many languages- not only French and English but also Italian! Arthur, the head of Abbey Road, came for a visit on Saturday and took us to the beautiful city of San Remo, Italy. To get there, we rented a private bus, which meant no waiting in the station for late trains! ...

by Student, Eliza S. , North Carolina

Bastille Day!

Yesterday was a normal start to any other day, wake up, breakfast, walk to our meeting place, and classes. After lunch we went to Villefranche. Here we split up into two groups; one went snorkeling and the other group stayed on the beach. Then the groups switched off. I was in that second group. On to Nice and Villefranche once again! While ...

by Student, Sydney A. , Georgia

Snorkeling in Nice

I woke up Tuesday morning filled with excitement for the day to come- we were going snorkeling! I have never had the opportunity to do this before, so of course I was extremely eager to experience it. My roommate and I, along with many of the other kids in the program, decided to take the morning off from classes to be rested for the busy ...

by Student, Eliza S. , North Carolina

Fantastic weekend leading into our second week!

On Saturday, we visited the Picasso museum in Antibes. Beautiful views of the ocean outside accompanied with interesting thought-provoking art pieces inside. After lunch, we made our way to the beach for an afternoon in the water. We went paddle boarding and kayaking. I especially loved paddle boarding because I got to see people expressions ...

by Student, Sydney A. , Georgia