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Modern Europe Travel Program:London,Paris, Berlin and Prague
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Modern Europe Travel Program:London,Paris, Berlin and Prague

Overall Rating

10/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Personal Development

    10

My son's experience on Modern Europe

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.

Overall Rating

9/ 10

  • Program Opportunities

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Personal Development

    8

Great taste of Europe

My daughter Claire participated in the 2 week Modern Europe program and really enjoyed it. The instructors are very experienced, and appreciate the safety of our kids . The hotels were beautiful and safe and honestly really special. Many were what I would call boutique hotels that the average tourist doesn't know about and so the kids were able to really immerse in the local culture rather than just "be tourists".

Claire's instructor Karl had been a consultant with Abbey Road for over 10 years and had his doctorate in Modern Languages from Middlebury College. They give you their cell numbers and respond fairly quickly if you have questions. I wouldn't call their instruction a "class" environment. Their experiences were in the setting, reading literature or studying art and learning history with the instructors explaining what they were seeing and hearing.