When I decided that I wanted to study abroad in Spain, I started looking into all the different programs that would be able to offer me this experience.
Out of all of the different programs, SOL Education stood out to me for several reasons. First, everything that the program included – activities, homestay, food, tuition. You practically only have to buy your plane ticket, and then you are set.
One of my favorite things about the program is how they have a schedule for each month outlined with daily activities that are already included within your initial tuition, but optional for you to attend. These are activities that, without a program like SOL, a student would have to seek out and research. How are they to do that though, if they don't know about it? That being said, since they are already paid for, you have more incentive to take advantage of the pre-planned and paid-for opportunity, and make the most of your cultural experience abroad.
The next deciding factor for me was how well they worked with my university when it came down to the transfer of credits and classes. Each time there was a change or concern, SOL representatives would go out of their way to confirm that my credits would transfer. On that tangent, any time I had a question, a SOL representative would go out of their way to look into my specific case and answer my question; I never had uncertainties about anything.