Abbey Road Programs
Abbey Road Programs Programs
During your time in St-Laurent you will experience l’autentique vie quotidienne of Southern France. By sharing daily meals and plenty of lively conversation with your homestay...
Abbey Road offers a two, three, or four-week Spanish immersion and homestay program in Cadiz, Spain, this July. Cadiz is the ideal summer study program location for high
The Abbey Road Modern Europe program is an exciting educational journey to some of Europe's most beautiful cities, an inspiring historical adventure, exploring the greatest...
Join us in beautiful Boston this summer for an authentic pre-college experience while taking full advantage of living on a college campus right in the heart of the city. Choose...
Western Civilization is a unique educational journey in time that gives our students an opportunity to learn first-hand about the origins of Western Civilization, political...
Abbey Road is screening candidates for several positions, including Program Coordinators, Program Directors, Recruitment Assistants, and Instructors. The summer staff and...
Our Florence program is one of Abbey Road's most popular study abroad programs for nearly ten years running. Our students benefit from the residential living experience in...
Travel to Barcelona, Spain with Abbey Road Programs this summer! Improve your spanish, meet new friends, explore the amazing sights of the Barcelona region and so much more! The...
Abbey Road Programs Reviews
French immersion in Quebec
Submitted by Carol - Orlando United States | January 02, 2018
Overall I think it was a very good experience for my daughter. Abbey Road was well organized and provided a very safe, stimulating setting. Quebec is beautiful, and the program leader last year was outstanding. I would say she was the highlight of my daughter’s experience. The leader had taught French at both the college and high school levels and was clearly very committed to experiential learning. The group was very active, as it seemed that most days they traveled throughout the city exploring and practicing.
My daughter also found it to be very safe. The kids don’t have a ton of free time. My daughter would have liked more free time but they keep them very busy, which I personally think is probably a good thing. All the kids last year got singles (no roommate) which she enjoyed. It seemed quite lively with many students on campus studying.
She attended for two weeks and said her French improved quite a lot. She was not terribly confident in her French before going (and was actually quite reluctant to go for that reason). The immersion approach really seemed ideal for accelerated learning.
Now that we are several months past the program, I think my daughter is starting to realize how much she grew and learned from the experience. It was not easy for her in the sense that she would rather have stayed home. She was reluctant to go. Again, I think the program director made her feel so comfortable and much more confident in her French.
Nice summer 2017
Submitted by Susan - Dallas, Texas United States | January 02, 2018
Claire loved the program in Nice. She has been on quite a few other programs and so have my two sons. By far, she liked this one the best. Each child has his/her own room and private bath. She said it was a good location and they went to the beach a lot.
Her classes were engaging and fun. She met a great group of friends on this program as well. They seem to do a good job with supervising the kids and yet giving the kids a feeling of independence. We were all very very happy with this program!
My son's experience with Abbey Road
Submitted by Beth - Atlanta, GA United States | December 29, 2017
This past summer my son Will attended the program in Boston. He enjoyed staying on the campus of Suffolk, and I think he got a good feel for college life. Students were allowed to leave the campus for free time as long as they were in pairs. He enjoyed visiting the Harvard campus and loved the day trip to Salem, MA. The group had some international students, and Will's roommate was from Spain. The groups debated (which he loved) and researched quite a bit during class time.
With Will in his senior year now, Abbey Road has been wonderful to supply letters for college applications, and I believe this type of learning really sets students apart from other applicants. I love Abbey Road Programs and I hope to send my other children on trips when appropriate. Given the professional education of the facilitators, I believe the price is well worth it. The trips have had a huge impact on Will.
Program: Young Diplomat and Leader Academy
My son's experience on Modern Europe
Submitted by Jill - Portland, Maine | December 29, 2017
My son Noah went on Modern Europe last summer. It was his first trip alone. He had a fabulous trip. The kids were great, he made some good friends. The hotels were clean and pretty nice (3 stars I think). The teachers were very knowledgeable and did a great job bringing history to life. They went to so many great historical sites, where they would have lectures and discussions.
They had authentic food each day and were encouraged to try new things. I liked it because it was not a typical teen trip, where the kids end of partying and having too much free time. My son is a little quiet, so it was perfect for him. They squeezed a lot of learning in, but the kids got free time each day too. They had to be with a partner or group, they were never allowed to be off alone. The staff always gave them good options for the free time. The teachers wrote on a blog each night, so you could keep up with what they were doing. The whole Abbey Road program seemed very safety conscious.
Perfect summer with Abbey Road
Submitted by Cindy - Toronto Canada | December 28, 2017
My daughter Anna did the Cadiz three week program this summer. She stayed with three other girls in an apartment with a very sweet, single, retired Señora in New Cadiz, near the beach. There were also two other girls in a nearby apartment. She liked being so close to the beach and the girls often went there in the afternoon.
She liked the Spanish classes. Before Spain she took four years of Spanish class every day in school. They take a placement test the first day. She did the cultural activities for her free choice. Anna said she finally understood what her Spanish teacher had been working on all year! I think her Spanish has really improved.
On the weekends and nights they did a lot of group activities and trips in vans to nearby towns and they went to Gibraltar one day. I have never been to Cadiz but last year another mother told me they visited and she felt like it was very safe. Overall I would say she had a great time. She really liked the other girls and they are even talking about meeting up again this summer.