Stanford

The Final Days in Palo Alto

Well, we leave tomorrow, and I'm going to miss everybody at Abbey Road! On Sunday, we went to the Great America theme park. This was one of my favorite excursions! We rode about a million roller coasters (and loved them all) and one water ride (and hated it). We were planning on doing the drop tower, but the group before us got stuck at the ...

Coming to a Close

[caption id="attachment_3469" align="aligncenter" width="432"] Welcome to U.C. Berkeley[/caption] Wow, I can’t believe that Leadership Academy is almost over. On Thursday, we went to the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford’s main rival. I had no idea how prestigious the university was, so now it’s my number five university. ...

NorCal Done Right: Monterey, Santa Cruz, and San Francisco

Leadership Academy students got a break from their academic pursuits to visit the coastal town of Monterey. While the weather did not cooperate and relaxing on the beach was not an option, everyone had a good time wandering through the various local shops and purchasing gifts for friends and family. Following Monterey, the students toured ...

Classes and Day Trips at Leadership Academy

This week, we started our new class with Camille, who is teaching us about clean water. In the beginning of class, we watched a movie called Flow, which informed us about water systems around the world and the dangers that the world is facing concerning clean water supply. I found this class the most interesting because I want to be an ...

Seeing the Sites in Northern California

So far, the program is very interesting. I'm becoming close to all the people in the program as well as learning a lot from our professors. On Thursday, we had a seminar on clean water with Camille, another Ph.D. student at Stanford University. During the class, we watched a documentary on the privatization of water by multinational ...

The Beauty and Brains of Stanford

When I first arrived at Stanford University, I was nervous, but as soon as I settled in I was eased to realize that everyone was in the same position as me. After only one day, I realized that I would be making friendships that would last a lifetime. Everyone I have met at the Stanford program is more than welcoming, and my program director, ...

Leadership Academy Begins

Hey, this is John. Monday was the first day of the Abbey Road Leadership Academy at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. There are only three guys here at the program, so we became friends by the end of the first day. On Tuesday, we had an international relations class taught by Lonjezo Hasami, a Ph.D student. He was extremely ...

Welcome to Stanford Leadership Academy!

Hello from the beautiful town of Palo Alto! After a long day of traveling, Abbey Road Programs' 2013 Leadership Academy at Stanford University has officially begun! The students were given some time to settle in, and then we all headed to dinner at a wonderful Mexican restaurant in Palo Alto called La Morenita. We're all turning in pretty ...

One Month Until My Journey Begins

Dear Reader, It’s a month before my trip to Stanford University! I am looking forward to meeting new people and experiencing life on a college campus. Since I was little, it has always been my dream of mine to go to Stanford and be an environmental engineer. I am so grateful that I have had the opportunity to pursue both my dreams this summer ...

Learning and Living at Stanford University

Hi, my name is John. I’ll be a freshman in high school next fall and will be attending Abbey Road’s Leadership Academy this summer at Stanford University. The main reason I want to attend this program is for the opportunity to discuss meaningful topics with my peers. At school, we don’t go into details on the course and events of ...