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

  • Norma Castanon
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    United States
    Texas State University
    Go abroad with SOL Education Abroad! It'll change your life if you let it!
    03/13/2015

    I learned a lot about the history, literature, and culture of Spain. The course I took was great because it was a small class and I felt I got the attention I needed to learn and be successful in practicing my Spanish. I learned to step out of my comfort-zone and not be afraid to trying new things/foods I'm not used to. I loved staying with a host family because they really made me feel at home. The food was great, my host mom was a great cook and often asked what my favorite foods were so she could prepare them more often. I was sad to leave my host family because I had gotten to know them really well. I still keep in touch with my host mom. I also REALLY LOVED all of the cultural activities. The Arab baths, and Flamenco show were my absolute favorite. Horse-back riding, the trip to the Spanish mountains, and the food tasting were also really great! When we had free time on the weekends, we planned trips to Madrid, Sevilla, Cordoba, and Malaga, all great and beautiful cities in Spain. The director in Spain, Herman, was great because he helped us book the hotels, get our bus tickets, and gave us advice on how to travel on our own. He was always willing to work around our schedules and you could tell he really loved his job. Lastly, the US staff and directors, were great in helping prepare me for the trip. They were always ready to answer questions if I had them or give me advice on what to pack, etc. They made the process of studying abroad really easy and manageable and I am so thankful to the SOL staff for that. SOL was also very affordable in comparison to lot of the other programs I considered. Overall, I had a great experience with SOL. It was worth every penny and I will recommend this program to anyone who is considering studying abroad.

    How could this program be improved?

    I would have liked to know what the average amount of money needed for trips outside are the program cost. I know this is not a part of the program, but I am sure a lot of students would like this.

    Photos:
    At Plaza de Espana, so beautiful !
    The Flamenco show we went to! This was amazing! They have such talent!
    Some of the amazing crepes in town! These were SOOOO good!!
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  • Niki Mogar
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Brooklyn, NY
    Brooklyn College
    Sol Education Abroad in Granada, Spain
    02/06/2015

    My experience in Granada, Spain with Sol Education Abroad greatly surpassed my expectations. In every possible way, this program and trip have completely changed my perceptions about what a study abroad experience could be. I stayed with the most friendly and helpful host mother, and the accommodations were generous to say the least. The people I have met have been from all over the US, augmenting my knowledge of those from other states and cementing long-lasting friendships. There is simply no city like Granada. It is safe, clean, and the city is overflowing with unmatched culture and history. I have never been to a city with so much to do at all times of the day and night, and I am from New York. The people are also exceedingly friendly and honest; I lost my very valuable camera in the park, and a stranger returned the camera to city hall. I have never seen such generosity and kindness from a complete stranger. Sol itself offered the most as a program compared to other programs I have seen. It offers limitless cultural trips, friendly and sincere advisors and directors, and a relatively affordable cost. I would recommend this program to anyone.

    How could this program be improved?

    There is honestly nothing that I would change. Perhaps I would have liked some of the teachers to have been more helpful, but I don't think that Sol has any connection with this issue.

    Photos:
    Catedral de Granada
    Mezquita de Cordoba
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  • Dan R
    Age: 19-24
    Male
    New York
    McDaniel College
    Great stuff
    11/06/2014

    I enjoyed my time in Buenos Aires. On arriving, I was met by Raul and escorted to my homestay. Most of the problems arose from things not controlled by Sol, they really did try their best. Would do again.

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  • Drew Harrison
    Age: 25-30
    Male
    San Antonio, TX
    University of Texas, San Antonio
    Best trip ever
    11/06/2014

    I am very glad that I went to Costa Rica. I was able to put into practice everything that I learned about Spanish. Costa Rica is a great place because of the people and the sights. I would highly recommend it to anyone. The people are very nice and eager to see other people speaking their language.

    How could this program be improved?

    N/A

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  • Chelsea
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    La Crosse, Wisconsin
    Other
    PURA VIDA!
    11/06/2014

    I studied abroad from December 26th, 2013 through January 13th, 2014. I had been dreaming of studying abroad in Costa Rica since 8th grade. Six years later, my dreams came true! I loved that all of the excursions and meals were included. My host mom was nice and helpful. She was accommodating to special diets. However, I definitely overpacked. Pack light! My host mom did my laundry about twice a week, so I had plenty of clothes. Unfortunately, my luggage was lost by the airport, so I was in a foreign country for the first time without any clothes or toiletries for four days. Do not forget to pack a carry-on bag with extra clothes! My study abroad program director was extremely helpful though. She rode the bus with me to the airport to try to talk to security and Spirit Airlines. My program director also went to Walmart with me to buy new clothes and basic essentials until my luggage was returned to me. I really appreciated all of her support. It was a stressful situation and prevented me from fully enjoying my first few days in Costa Rica. I took a three credit Latin American Civilization class. My class consisted of four other students. I really liked that it was small and personable. Some of the excursions included a visit to the Toucan Rescue Ranch, an authentic Costa Rican cooking class, La Fortuna, Hot Springs and Arenal Volcano. From this excursion, I gained a better insight into how to relate with people that are different from me, which is a skill that is definitely useful in life and applicable to almost any career.

    How could this program be improved?

    I did not feel fully prepared to ride the buses on my own in Costa Rica, which are a primary means of transportation. I wish that the program director would have been more helpful in that aspect.

    Photos:
    Arenal Volcano
    Toucan Rescue Ranch
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    Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico
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