Sol Abroad

Sol Abroad

About

Sol Abroad is an affordable high school study abroad, Gap Year and Spanish immersion program for students 14 - 18 years of age. There are programs offered during the summer and semester. Sol students live with local families, take Spanish classes on the weekdays, participate on weekend excursions and afternoon cultural activities and have the opportunity to perform community service hours. Sol Abroad programs are for all students who have a desire to learn about Spanish language and culture! With Sol Abroad you will cultivate relationships, gain language skills, and produce memories to last a lifetime!

Founded
2005
Headquarters

503 Oakland Ave.
Austin, TX 78703
United States

Reviews

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Arvilla
10/10

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.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Daniel
9/10

Everyone learning a language should go abroad because it can be an amazing experience, and sol abroad provides the structure needed to make it great. Sol abroad’s late curfew was good because it allowed time for me to explore the city. Also, despite doing an activity every day, we usually still has enough free time to either take a nice long siesta or walk to the ends of the city. Plus, the activities we did were usually pretty interesting and exciting.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
10/10

My school has worked with SOL Abroad for several years now. As a first time teacher-led faculty advisor for my school, I always felts in safe hands with Sol Abroad. The students had a fantastic time. The on-sight program advisors made the experience one of the best. The teachers the students had were knowledgeable and made learning immediately applicable. I highly recommend this program to any teacher looking to lead an immersion type trip for their students.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Seth
10/10

Buenos Aires surpassed all of my expectations a million times over. The city is beautiful, the host families are excellent, and the activities are extremely informative and entertaining. I had some reservations about the city safety wise, which I realized were unfounded when I arrived. In addition the porteño accent is difficult to understand so beginners may have a hard time at first, but the accent is super unique and after a while it's quirks will become second nature. I would definitely recommend traveling to Buenos Aires through Sol Abroad.

How can this program be improved?
Even though it kept me entertained the whole time I'd have liked to have more excursions out of the city and into the countryside
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jonah
7/10

Great trips and people but Spanish speaking should be more enforced/incentived when within the group. The excursions were very fun and usually well thought out. Every meal was delicious and safety was a constant. We didn’t go in some of the promised excursions due to various reasons which was a let down. The host family was great. Costa Rica was a great place to go because it has so many different things to offer without feeling too touristy, though at times it did feel a little cheesy, that’s inevitable though.

How can this program be improved?
Spanish speaking should be more enforced/incentived when within the group
Yes, I recommend this program

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