Abbey Road has answered the call to go green with its Tree Per Trip and Green Ticket programs for students.
“President Obama has called for Americans to do more for the environment,” said Abbey Road Programs’ founder and President, Dr. Arthur Kian. “We’re doing our part, and we challenge other travel study and educational programs to do the same.”
Abbey Road Programs will plant one tree for every student who travels with the company this summer as part of its Tree Per Trip Program.
Abbey Road’s Green Ticket Scholarship is available to students ages 14-18 who have exhibited a commitment to the environment through their school or community. One full, all expenses paid Green Ticket Scholarship and two partial (airfare paid) scholarships will be offered in 2009.
Students who have done work in the areas of global warming, biodiversity, ecosystem preservation, toxic waste reduction, deforestation, energy conservation, recycling, preservation of endangered species are encouraged to apply to the Green Ticket Scholarship Program.
Over 600 students participated in Abbey Road programs in the summer of 2009.
Abbey Road was founded by Stanford University alumni and operated by experienced professionals from other top schools such as Harvard, Yale, and NYU, Abbey Road Programs brings together a staff team with more than fifteen years of practice in the fields of international student exchange, travel, and education.
At Abbey Road, we take great pride in our faculty and staff. Our full-time and summer staff directors, coordinators, instructors and resident advisors are experienced, dedicated and caring individuals carefully selected and screened. Many of our summer staff and faculty are talented university professors and instructors, high school teachers, college administrators, and advanced graduate and high qualified college graduates. We maintain a minimum ratio of 1 staff member for every 8 students.
We follow very simple principles:
Immersion, Enrichment and Growth
Our mission is to develop summer immersion programs for high school students that facilitate cross-cultural understanding and enrichment by providing a unique opportunity for: cultural immersion, intensive language study, exposure to new academic subjects, travel excursions, recreational activities, personal growth, and building life-long friendships.
Safety, Organization and Personal Attention
We put a particular emphasis on personal attention, high quality of academic, cultural and recreational programs, strong organization, and above all – safety.
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Established in 2000 by Stanford University alumni, Abbey Road offers summer immersion programs for high school students in the United States, Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Canada. Abbey Road programs facilitate cross-cultural understanding and enrichment by providing a unique opportunity for cultural immersion, intensive language study, exposure to new academic subjects, travel excursions, recreational activities, personal growth, and building life-long friendships.