For 20 years Abbey Road has shared life-changing experiences with thousands of students from across the United States and the entire world. Students pursued various academic interests and artistic talents, learned foreign languages and discovered new cultures, prepared for the college years and made many lifelong friendships. Our programs are designed to give students unique, individual experiences, let them learn in a fun, interactive manner, and above, give each and every one of their students personal attention and assure safety. How do we achieve these goals?
Staff to Student Ratio of 1 : 6
This allows Abbey Road staff to assure the safety of students and offer them many choices for classes, electives and activities while assuring effective supervision.
Balancing Safety, Flexibility and Freedom
Students are offered a rich program packed with exciting activities and excursions, while giving them the freedom to choose among them and suggest new ones, based on their own interests (the classes are mandatory). The students can explore the host communities during free time, as long as they remain in designated areas and respect safety rules!
Fun, Interactive Way of Learning
From experiential education and additional classroom time, students learn in real life settings, using the host communities as their classroom. Abbey Road offers individual tutoring, small group workshops and college credit, in partnership with local Universities and schools.
Competitive, All-Inclusive Fees
Fees are all-inclusive and very competitive. They cover all housing, three meals a day, all classes, workshops, excursions, trips, and year-round individual tutoring and college admissions support. There are no surprises or hidden fees.
Airfare Assistance Plan and Designated Flights
Chaperoned flights from JFK to all program destinations are given to students as well as a meet and greet service for students on connecting flights. Partial airfare stipends to help with airfare costs, based on availability. Early applicants are eligible for special airfare discounts.
Authentic, Savvy Way to Travel
Because there are a year-round presence and local staff members in each of the host communities, students have unique access and opportunities to experience real cultural immersion, meet their peers, discover the hidden local gems, live like locals, and go well beyond standard tourist sightseeing.
Talented, inspirational instructors bring high school education to college-level standards. Courses are designed by professional curriculum developers and instructors from Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Columbia, Oxford, Sorbonne, and other reputable schools.