Welcome to Europe!
Discover the best Europe has to offer! Explore a blend of energetic cultures by visiting the cities that boast the most renowned sights. Get an authentic taste of Europe while experiencing the best of England, Spain, Italy and Greece!
Soak Up the European Culture
Take a flavor-filled walk through the lively street markets of England, Spain, Italy and Greece. Browse chic boutiques and soak up the sun on popular beaches. Discover quaint plazas, inspiring galleries and magnificent museums. Sample tradi- tional specialties at truly authentic bistros and trattorias. Stop into popular wood-fired pizzerias, savor late-night gla- cés, sip a cappuccino or enjoy a gelato.
Your Home in Europe
Unlike ordinary international pre-college programs, ACA’s experience throughout Europe is not a homestay! Instead, students live and learn together, staying at hotels, always located right in the heart of the city center. The hotels feature in-suite bathrooms, televisions, housekeeping and air con- ditioning. Of course, ACA staff live on-site, ensuring a safe, comfortable stay.
Stroll the shop-lined Ponte Vecchio, marvel at a seemingly endless variety of galleries full of acclaimed art, watch the boats drift down the Arno, then stop in a city square to sip a cappuccino or enjoy a gelato. Discover beautiful Hyde Park in Chelsea or browse chic boutiques and traditional markets. Make sure you take in a nighttime movie at an open-air cinema! Take in the combination of Gothic and ultramodern architecture, and don’t miss the beauty of the marina! Of course, a stroll down Las Ramblas, one of the most famous bustling boulevards in all of Europe, is a must!
Awesome Adventures Throughout Europe
You’ll visit great destinations throughout England, Spain, Italy and Greece. Our exciting Teen Travel options include:
4-Weeks: England, Spain, Italy & Greece
3-Weeks: England, Spain & Italy
3-Weeks: Spain, Italy & Greece
2-Weeks: Spain & Italy
Discover the best cities Europe has to offer:
• London • Seville • Madrid • Barcelona • Florence
• Amalfi Coast • Rome • Athens • Mykonos • Santorini
Ready to savor true European flavor? ACA serves up amazing meals throughout your stay!
Start your days at the hotel breakfast buffet with a serious spread of eggs, cereal, pastries, baked treats, and fresh juices and fruits. You’ll have no problem fueling up for the day.
For dinner Monday through Friday, you’ll enjoy ACA’s exclusive Dining-on-the-Town-Plan, which lets you choose from a variety of ACA-selected restaurants — and it’s included in your tuition! Whether you want to tackle some local delicacies or would rather stick with your favorites, you’re sure to find a restaurant that suits your taste.
Once a week, if you want, you can also venture beyond the Dining-on-the-Town-Plan and visit additional restaurants of your choice. It’s an additional opportunity to sample outstanding local restaurants featuring authentic local cuisine. Need help translating the menu? Don’t worry. ACA staff are always at each restaurant ready to recommend a few favorites.
Of course, you’re always welcome to enjoy dinner at the hotels, which feature a choice of kitchen-fresh entrees, side dishes, salad bar, beverages, and fresh-baked breads and desserts — but you’ll probably want to hit the town for a full-tilt dining experience. Either way, the choice is yours.
Staying in Shape – Euro Style
Just because you’re away from home doesn’t mean you must sacrifice your fitness routine. While in Europe, you’ll have access to swimming pools, weight rooms, treadmills, Stairmasters and most other popular fitness machines!
If you’re feeling extra competitive, challenge your fellow ACA students to a heated game of soccer, tennis or basketball. Want to combine a little sightseeing with your workout program? Join ACA staff for an early evening jog through the park or get involved in our traditional friendly fútbol (soccer) match!
Playing It Safe
At ACA, we believe safety comes first. That’s why we maintain an eight-to-one student-to-staff ratio — one of the lowest in the industry! This lets us offer unmatched attention and unique personalized programs.
As part of our commitment to student safety, ACA staff members live on every student-occupied floor and accompany students on all activities and excursions. ACA uses chartered coach and taxi services to get around town, never public transportation. All ACA staff members are always equipped with cellphones.
For additional safety, ACA provides all students with local cellphones, allowing them to maintain easy contact with directors and staff!
The hotels we stay at add an additional element of security, as well. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day with trained personnel for your comfort and convenience.
Parents will be reassured to know that all cities we visit are friendly, with all the modern medical and safety resources one would expect of popular European tourist destinations.
Travel to Europe*
Students attending the 4-week program, which includes trips to England, Spain, Italy and Greece, will fly nonstop on ACA-staffed group flights directly from New York’s JFK Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport and fly home on nonstop ACA-staffed group flights directly from Athens International Airport to New York’s JFK Airport.
Students attending the session 1 3-week program, which includes trips to England, Spain and Italy, will fly non- stop on ACA-staffed group flights directly from New York’s JFK Airport to London’s Heathrow Airport and fly home on nonstop ACA-staffed group flights directly from Rome’s FCO Airport to New York’s JFK Airport.
Students attending the session 2 3-week program, which includes trips to Spain, Italy and Greece, will fly nonstop on ACA-staffed group flights directly from New York’s JFK Airport to Spain and fly home on nonstop ACA-staffed group flights directly from Athens International Airport to New York’s JFK Airport.
Students attending the 2-week program, which includes trips to Spain and Italy, will fly nonstop on ACA-staffed group flights directly from New York’s JFK Airport to Spain and fly home on nonstop ACA-staffed group flights directly from Rome’s FCO Airport to New York’s JFK Airport.
We are happy to assist with arrangements for students connecting to JFK in order to meet the ACA group flight. Please contact the ACA office for additional information.
Please Note: For your safety and convenience, we require students traveling to our international programs to fly on ACA-staffed group flights.
*Transportation is not included in tuition.