Abbey Road Programs
95% Rating
(24 Reviews)

Abbey Road Programs

Abbey Road Programs provides several summer programs for high school students. From study abroad, to language and cultural immersion, to student travel around Europe, Abbey Road is proud to offer it! With program locations currently in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, USA, Canada and the Czech Republic, high school students have the opportunity to see the world, experience life abroad, and learn about regional languages, art, history, and culture. Abbey Road even offers schools and education organizations the option to customize a program! Check out Abbey Road Programs' main site for more details.

Most Recent Program Reviews

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Christine
Female
51 years old
Bay Area - California
Kalamazoo College

Our child's view of the world was broadened!

9/10

For me as an anxious parent, the best part of Abbey Road's program was the "pre-trip" assistance from the Abbey Road's staff. Sean answered every question I had, and I had many- and they were all answered in a timely and honest manner. I truly appreciated that support. He went above and beyond to help me feel comfortable with the whole trip. When it came down to the trip, I was ready for her to embark on her adventure. (She was always ready!)
As far as the trip itself, our goal was not to have her fluent in Italian, or able to poetically describe Michelangelo's David. Our goal was to have her spread her wings while traveling with her peers. We wanted her to grow as an individual while absorbing a foreign experience. And she returned meeting those goals and then some. She came home; happy, safe and with a different view of the world than when she left. She came back with wonderful memories, new friends from around the world and slightly sick of Italian food. But she also returned with an appreciation of home; America, California and us. It was truly a bonus we didn't expect.
All in all, we would sign her up for another Abbey Road's experience. I had written to other programs, and researched options, but Abbey Road's organization and staffing truly caught my attention. Thank you for a great summer!

How can this program be improved?

More Blogs. I appreciated reading the blogs, but wanted more, and more, and more - as the kids don't give you any daily feed back.

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Orlando
Male
San Leandro, California
Morehouse College

My Son Had An Amazing Trip

9/10

My son Joseph decided that he wants to become fluent in French. He found Abbey Road by searching for French immersion programs. As this was my son's first time traveling by himself and his first experience out of the country, I confess I was concerned. But, I soon realized that my concerns were completely unfounded. The fine professionals at Abbey Road provide a safe, secure experience in which every parent can have complete confidence. My son had an amazing time in St. Laurent-du-Var and the Paris extension, which I recommend very highly, by the way. Joseph came back with greatly improved language skills, a deep appreciation for the French culture, and an expanded world view. I could not be happier.

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Maddie
Female
18 years old
McLean, VA
Other

Homestay!

9/10

I loved the St Laurent Du Var program! I can't imagine living any other way besides with a family. I really enjoyed the immersion in French with my homestay family. The trips were fun and often allowed me to experience a piece of the culture of southern France, while also giving me time to explore and bond with my roommates and peers. I am an advanced French speaker, so the advanced class was a bit too easy, but I enjoyed the chance to practice my French anyway. The night soirées were fun and I really got to explore the St Laurent Du Var boardwalk. I would highly recommend the Abbey Road programs!

How can this program be improved?

The program could be improved by creating more class levels and offering electives more often.

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Juliette
Female
16 years old
Westport, CT
Other

Fantastic Experience

8/10

I am about to finish my time on this program and I have enjoyed it so much! I have made amazing friends and memories. My favorite part of this trip was the homestay. I was in a house with two other girls on the trip and my family was fantastic. My homestay mother was the sweetest woman I could have ever wished for and my dad was so funny and cared so much about us. The two sons (16 and 7) helped us immerse in the culture and understand what it's like to be a french child. We went on many trips outside of St. Laurent which were both cultural and extremely enjoyable. My advice to anyone who is signing up for this trip is to try to speak as much french as possible in and out of the classroom in order to learn the most possible French.

How can this program be improved?

This year, there was not a classroom for all three levels of French class so sometimes we found ourselves learning on the grass which became a bit distracting and uncomfortable. In class we also spent a lot of time on specific grammar lessons which was not exactly what I was looking to study in France. I asked a few times if we could do more conversational learning but my best advice would be to take the conversation class if that is what you're looking for.

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Katie
Female
16 years old
New York City
Other

Katie's Great Time in Nice with Abbey Road

9/10

My daughter, Katie, had a wonderful time with the Abbey Road program.

She found the classes to be interesting and practical. She learned conversational French and was more fluent in French after the program. There were optional classes like snorkeling and painting in the afternoons which she also enjoyed.

The program offered wonderful trips to places like St. Tropez, San Remo and Monte Carlo.

The rooms were small, and it got hot with the warm weather, but Abbey Road provided them with many fans. She went on the program with a friend from school but many students did not know anyone and it was easy to make new friends. She is still in touch with most of the students on Snap Chat or Instagram.

I felt pretty comfortable about the supervision they were given. Curfew was strictly enforced. The students were given freedom to explore with parameters and the teachers checked to see where they were going and with whom. All and all it was a comforting experience as a parent.

Program Listings

France

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Spain

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Italy

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France

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United States of America

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Germany

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Italy

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Spain

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France

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Canada

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