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Cadiz,Spain: Spanish Immersion Homestay Family Program
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Cadiz,Spain: Spanish Immersion Homestay Family Program

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    9

Perfect summer with Abbey Road

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.

Overall Rating

8/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    8

  • Personal Development

    9

Isabella's time in Cadiz

My daughter Isabella was 16 when she went to Cadiz last summer. It was her first time traveling to a foreign country. First off, I want to say that she had the “best time of her life” and had an incredible trip and all her new friends (one actually was from England) were amazing.

Abbey Road is an amazing program that I would recommend to others. After the initial few days of “culture shock” Bella settled into her new home. Her host was an older woman that cooked dinners for them, and had a dog. The group took many excursions on the weekends with their contact, Iraida, who was amazing and very sweet according to the kids.

Iraida, the contact for Cadiz who chaperoned from JFK to Cadiz, also had a blog which she shared photos and stories about their excursions. The initial culture shock was most difficult for Isabella but she hung in there and after the first few days….. she soared! She had the most amazing time! They all cried when it was time to go.

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

Cadiz was a great decision for my daughter

My daughter had a great experience! She felt it was a lot of fun and a very worthwhile experience.

She had traveled alone in the US but not internationally. We live near Minneapolis MN so she flew to NYC where she met the group and leader and then they traveled to Cadiz as a group. We used the travel agent recommended by Abbey road to book the tickets and that worked out well.

Gwen liked many things about the program. They were given a schedule every Monday morning that was all the activities through Sunday night. She loved the Spanish classes in the mornings and many of the activities including surfing, flamenco dancing, the trip to Gibraltar, going to the movies and more.

She had a great homestay. The family only knew a few words in English so she really had to use Spanish in the home. I think she did speak English with the other students, but I know some students made a commitment to not speak any English.