A review of what’s in store for Abbey Language Travel in 2019 and where we’ve come from.
My goodness, what a year ahead for Abbey Language Travel! It’s been an awesome journey for Abbey since being founded in 2006, where there was only a singular tour in operation to destination: Argentina!
It’s exciting to announce that this year, 2019, will be the biggest year yet for Abbey Language Travel. We have more destinations than ever before including; Spain, New Caledonia, France, Italy, Vietnam, China, Tahiti, Japan, Argentina, Switzerland and China and have big plans to continue adding destinations to our portfolio.
We are getting excited for the month of April when we will have more tours in operation than ever before. The groups will be heading off to all different locations around the world for two weeks of jam-packed fun, learning and cultural immersion. Now for most of these students, it’s their first overseas trip without parents so that’s a HUGE learning curve in itself (of which students are stoked about).
Our itineraries are usually comprised of language lessons in the morning, cultural sight-seeing or activities in the afternoons and trips to different cities on the weekends. We pride ourselves on creating each tour specific to the students’ needs and are open to new ideas. For example; one of the tours we have coming up in April is called the ‘Tri-Nation Tour’ (could be a slight Harry Potter reference for those who have read the books) which will include Japan to Spain to France! How cool is that! Very keen to get involved with that tour and hear all the feedback about it when they come home.
Staying with host families is always a great option that is offered which encourages students to completely immerse in the culture of the country and are forced to speak the language, and learn it better than ever. Cooking classes, dancing lessons, local beach games and meet and greet with students from local schools are just a taste of the activities we offer on tour.
We have always made our tours as engaging and fun as possible as we believe that students will learn best when getting involved in hands-on learning activities. Besides, who wants to learn a language out of a textbook? Not me!
So let’s get our hands dirty and see what 2019 has in store for us!
Written by Georgina Winchester, full-time arts/politics student at Melbourne University & part-time social media marketer for Abbey Language Travel