• Mexico
    • Oaxaca
1 - 52 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer
Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
Price Details
Full dates and pricing information is found on the Sol Abroad webpage. Pricing is designed to be all inclusive in-country.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Airport Transfers Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

International Medical Insurance

What's Not Included
Airfare SIM cards Travel Insurance
Dec 09, 2020
Nov 02, 2019
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About Program

Study abroad with Sol Abroad in the charming colonial city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Set in the highlands of Oaxaca state and surrounded by the lush Sierra Norte mountains, Oaxaca is a culinary and artistic center of Mexico and Latin America. Your experience with Sol Abroad will focus on learning about the many facets of the incredible cultures that make up Oaxaca. Spanish classes are taught weekday mornings at the University of Oaxaca's Language Department. On weekday afternoons you will have cultural and volunteer activities and on the weekends you will get outside of Oaxaca to explore the incredible cultural and natural sites of Oaxaca state.

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Program Highlights

  • Beautiful & safe colonial city
  • Incredible host families
  • University credit included
  • Weekend excursions
  • Weekday cultural & volunteer activities

Program Reviews

4.95 Rating
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  • Growth 4.75
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.8
  • Safety 4.95
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Review of my trip to Oaxaca!

Upon arriving in Oaxaca it was nerve-racking to leave, and embarking on a new foreign experience. I was blessed to meet up with my roommate at the Fortworth airport in Dallas and we immediately bonded over our nervousness, unsure what the next 3 weeks had in store for us. My roommate and I were dropped at first, to our host families' house, they were so sweet and welcoming. Every day our house mom cooked us some of the most delicious homemade meals I'd ever had. We'd also been lucky to be in walking distance of the school as well as the city. Many days after school we'd meet up with others to walk the streets and explore. The excursions were fun but also helpful in developing our comprehension, listening, speaking of Spanish, and our immersion of the culture. Priscila, the director of the group, always goes out of her way to help the group and made sure everything went smoothly. The friendships made with the other solmates also made the trip/experience one to never forget...

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Take advantage of your free time! Do a little research, and you'd be surprised of the little nooks and crannies of cute places that the city holds.
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Amazing Experience For Students Dedicated to Spanish and Adventure

Traveling abroad to study Spanish has been a life long dream of mine, and Sol Abroad gave me the opportunity to achieve this in Mexico! Over the course of the program, I made strides in my conversational Spanish larger than in my previous 3 years of education. I'm grateful to have been challenged with new technical and comprehension skills in and outside the classroom everyday. These language lessons were paired with incredibly enriching excursions designed to educate us about the spirit and culture of Oaxaca (My favorite parts). Oaxaca city is the most beautiful and naturally diverse city I have ever been to. I'm so grateful to the wonderful people I met, like my lovely program director, and compassionate host family, for showing us their city and also allowing us the independence to explore on our own. I cannot say enough about how positively this experience has impacted my life.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Embrace your surroundings and put yourself out there, that's the best way to immerse yourself in the new culture.
30 people found this review helpful.
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Great Learning Opportunity

My trip to Oaxaca was a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Mexico and learn Spanish in a place where everyone speaks the language. I got full immersion and the daily Spanish classes were awesome. The classes improved my grammar and fluency more in two months than I’d improved in the past five years I’d tried to learn Spanish before. We also went on quite a few excursions to beautiful places and archeological sights. Our group guides were super knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Whenever we went on excursions where the meals were provided, they always chose great local options that catered to everyone’s dietary needs and were delicious. The local food was amazing! There were so many options to try and the street food was delicious.

What would you improve about this program?
The biggest complaint of had was my host family. They weren’t great about listening to the group’s instructions. I’m not a picky eater, but we were given the same meal for breakfast every day, and food that I had intolerances to. When I ate at other host families homes, it was a completely different experience though. Most of the host families were amazing, but mine just wasn’t quite up to par.
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Going to Oaxaca, Mexico with Sol was awesome! It was my first time traveling alone, and I had an awesome time with them, all the excisions were really fun. The language classes were really helpful, except I had some difficulty getting to a level that for for me, one was too easy and the other too hard without one in between, and one class gave a lot more homework than I would expect for a summer class. I got the best language experience through my host family, who were awesome! They spoke little English so we had to communicate almost all in Spanish, and this really helped my language growth, I’m going into AP Spanish in school now, and I don’t think I would be as ready as I am now without the experience of just having to communicate with them on a daily basis for 3 weeks.

25 people found this review helpful.
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Great experience

My experience in Oaxaca was amazing I went on many adventures with my group during the trip. It consisted of just going on trips or learning and sometimes just talking to the friends that I made. We would try new foods every now and then and they were all really great. My favorite was this sushi place that was near my home called Sensei sushi. The housing I thought was amazing and my host parents were really incredible and made amazing food for me. The adventures we went on were really incredible as well we visited ruins and took mini trips away together. We would also just stroll around the city. Oaxaca is an amazing place to experience with the program and the people you meet there are really incredible I'll never forget my experience there.

28 people found this review helpful.
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My Oaxacan experience

My experience in Oaxaca will be forever be in a very special place in my heart and forever in my mind. The experience i have gotten was the first day I arrived in Oaxaca when I my sister took me to a flea market, and man I will never forget the hospitality and the culture in that place. Plus I cant forget my stay home mom where i felt like she was my grandmother and I was her grandson , and my two roommates who felt like brothers to me. I also loved the people in Oaxaca where they're the most hospitable people I've ever met. The people I've met and whom i made friends with are also one of the best experiences I have . To add to that the group I was with was phenomenal where we planned to meet and greet each other in the school we were taking was by far the best. So I encourage anyone who's willing to make friends and meet people who's have a large culture to take sol abroad.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
That I would spend more time talking with my stay home mom and talking Spanish to each other.
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Our daughter's wonderful trip

Our daughter had the best time in Oaxaca learning Spanish, taking in the local culture, meeting friends, touring beautiful sites, and bonding with her host family. We were obviously concerned at the outset, when we started looking for a Spanish immersion program, that she book with a reputable organization that would ensure her safety and provide a rewarding experience. Sol Abroad definitely did that and more! From the beginning, the staff were always responsive to our questions. They helped us throughout the registration process, and communicated during the weeks leading up to the trip. While she was in Mexico, they kept us informed. She loved her host family and became close with them. We also felt it was a good value for the cost. Thank you, Sol Abroad, for everything!

What would you improve about this program?
Our daughter wished she had gotten more out of her opportunities to converse in Spanish. The classes at the university were similar to others she has taken in that they focused primarily on grammar and vocabulary. So the after-school activities meant to get them talking are important, yet it was hard to make the most of them because high school students often are shy, especially on their own in a foreign country.
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Amazing Experience Everyone Should Have

When I went to Oacaxa I was terrified that I was going to spend a month doing nothing, being bored, and not making any friends. But when I got there I was pleasantly surprised. It was one of the best experiences of my life. Ena the head person was amazing. She was so kinda and funny. She made everything 100 times better. I made amazing friends who I will never forget. I also experienced once in a life time opportunities. I learned so much about the local culture and increased my ability to speak Spanish, which is a very weak area for me. The program really struck the right balance between school work and studying and fun activities. I always felt safe and well supported. Words cannot express how happy I am that I did this program. I had so much fun and I would do it again if I could.

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