Some Impressions from student participants and parents of American Music Abroad tours

I cannot begin to describe to you haw amazing this trip truly was for me.  You have done something that I did not know was possible and changed 150 lives in three weeks.  Your hard work and dedication to this trip is amazing and it is what made the trip the experience that it was.  I want to thank you for inviting me on this tour and changing my life forever.  When I first thought about going on the trip I knew it would be amazing but I was not prepared for the experience that I got.  I will never forget the friends and the memories that I made on this trip.  I not only feel way more prepared for college but I feel way more prepared for life, I have grown more in those three weeks then I have in the entire past year.


I am so delighted that my son is feeling the freedom of the experience and is able to separate in a way that feels quite natural.  It is showing me that he is enjoying his newfound liberty and growing into a young adult. Our collective job is to teach them to fly.  This is an experience that is allowing them that to do just that under the guidance of the leaders.  My gratitude to the organization, and the group of fine young men and women that make this all possible.


I would like to take a moment to thank you for giving me the opportunity to travel with American Music Abroad. The experience was incredible! I had a terrific time, made many new friends, saw many interesting things, have many stories to tell, and also feel that I am a better musician.


This whole trip was a bonus! I couldn’t believe all that we saw in this trip for the amount that we paid. The other kids were great and I got to know most of them. My life has changed a lot by being on this trip.


Having been the only participant from my high school, I wondered how I would become good friends with others. I have many many special friendships. To share an experience such as this one with others creates a bond with them. I have learned so much from this trip. From the rich history of Europe to the workings of relationships. All in all, this trip has helped to strengthen my love for my native country, and all that we take for granted.


For six months I looked forward to the trip, and it was everything that I had hoped for and more! My family was so excited for me, I hope that my pictures won’t disappoint them. Austria was my favorite place. It is so beautiful, it takes your breath away! I know in years to come, I’ll look back on this trip and have wonderful, tearful, joyous memories.


I wanted to let you know that my daughter had a fabulous experience with American Music Abroad.   She loved the program, the travel and the music. She said she looked forward to every concert!   I did not hear one negative comment about the trip.  We are so thrilled that she participated this year.   Thank you again for providing such an incredible opportunity for these kids.  My daughter’s world has really opened up!


Vienna was probably the most beautiful man-made thing I’ve ever seen. The architecture was so overwhelmingly gorgeous. The whole atmosphere was amazing. I loved the opera house and St. Stephens. Singing in there was an experience of a lifetime, as was visiting the city itself.


The mountains of Austria were and are the most intriguing and mystical of places that I have ever seen. I was completely in awe and very cold!. The people of Austria give warm, welcoming feelings. My biggest problem was trying to refrain from taking a picture of every mountain I saw!


This trip has been one of the single most important and influential time periods in may life. I will never forget the places we visited and the friends that I met. This trip has prepared me for the future and has made me more aware of the world.


My son returned from his American Music Abroad tour a couple of weeks ago, and I am emailing you in order to thank you most sincerely for all you have done in making such a wonderful experience for him.  He is still glowing about it all, and had a great time both with singing, traveling and making new friends. It could not have been better for him at this stage of his life, and its impact will be profound and long lasting.


I probably will never look at the world in the same way.


Thanks for the opportunities given to us. I will remember this trip for the rest of my life.


Thank you very much for the opportunity to experience new cultures and see the marvels of Europe. I never thought the day would come for us to leave, and now the trip is over. The stories and pictures I came home with are fantastic. You gave me an opportunity to see and do things many people only dream about. I would recommend American Music Abroad to anyone! Thank you for everything.