Sol Education Abroad

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Sol Education Abroad provides affordable study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. Sol Education Abroad prides itself in providing hands-on service to ensure an enriching experience abroad. It's this unique approach that makes us both a leader and innovator in university study abroad programs.

Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion Programs

Programs from Sol Education Abroad

Program Reviews

  • Rachel Rosenberg
    Age: 18 or younger
    Female
    Bethesda, MD
    My Home In Atenas!
    07/02/2015

    My past three weeks in Costa Rica have been quite wonderful. Last year I had traveled to Spain (which just seems more exotic) but it was a little disapointing. The director was immature, my host mom was mean, and I spent way too much money at Zara. Atenas is beutiful, but very quant. After about a week I had checked out the majority of the city, and was a little bored. But as the excursions started and clases picked up, it was almost imposible to stay up past ten in the evenings, out of utter exhuastion. My host mom accepted me as one of the family. The house was warm (boiling) and cozy, it was a very comfortable envirioment. My host mom was a queen in the kitchen, and the pure time and effort she put into our meals was astounding, it did not seem like much of a chore for her. I loved my spanish clases, the profersors really knew how to teach, it was not just about writting essays and using the proper tenses, they really wanted us to be comfortable talking. It was also really cool to see such a creative approach to teaching, I wish clases were more like that in the U.S.

    How could this program be improved?

    It was pretty close to perfect, to be honest...

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  • Carly Kovatch
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Libertyville, IL
    University of Kentucky
    Pura Vida is the best way to live!
    06/24/2015

    I gained so much knowledge about nature and culture and I love it. I believe that studying in Costa Rica will give me life long useful knowledge that can be applied to anything. I now follow the "Pura Vida" lifestyle and I have never been so free and relaxed! I loved my host family so much. My Mama Tica made the best meals and she really made me feel like her own daughter!

    How could this program be improved?

    My friend lived about 2 miles from campus so the walk to and from class every day was terrible for him. Please choose closer host families!

    Photos:
    Watching the sunset at Manuel Antonio Beach
    Rafting on the Rio Savegre
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  • Jermaine Bibb
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    Louisville, Kentucky
    University of Louisville
    Life Changing
    06/19/2015

    The experience that I had with Sol was breath taking. I have never had so much fun, been so happy, & learned so much in such a short amount of time. The friends that I made while in Mexico was great! The classes was challenging, in a good way. Blessed to have this experience & I am sure that there will be more to come.

    How could this program be improved?

    Nothing!

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  • McKinley Cole
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Eastern Kentucky University
    The Total Immersion and Travel Experience
    05/20/2015

    I went to Costa Rica seeking adventure and found it in many more places than I anticipated. Not only did I get to experience the natural beauty the country offers through excursions provided by Sol and personal travel, but I fell in love with the culture. My host family provided me with support, the most delicious food, and eventually became a second family. My directors were more than helpful and were my most trusted teachers. Other students on my program became my closest friends. Costa Rica has more to offer than just volcanoes and gorgeous beaches - and Sol will teach you how to be more than a tourist: how to be a traveler.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would like more contact with past students so I could ask them their favorite locations to visit on weekends. Sometimes I was conflicted about where to spend m time.

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  • James Bukowski (for my daughter Alicia)
    Age: 18 or younger
    Female
    Maryland
    Great experience for my daughter
    05/01/2015

    My gap year daughter's Spanish markedly improved during her one-month class. She was in a very safe neighborhood, and her host, Teresa, was very gracious. There were lots of fun activities planned for the weekends to keep her occupied. Two days before she was due to come home, Calbuco erupted, and her flight on Delta was cancelled. I had to scramble to find her another flight, but was able to get her a flight on the same day she was supposed to leave on Aerolineas. I had great communication with Raul in Buenos Aires, who verified that the Aerolineas flight was leaving as scheduled, got her to the airport safely, and even helped get her packed-to-the-gills suitcase closed.

    How could this program be improved?

    Maybe more group dining/eating out activities.

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