Nacel International

Program Reviews

Aidan
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Being forced to use Spanish to communicate with everyone was probably the best thing that could have happened to me. This program didn't group me together with other study-abroad student so I was the only native english speaker in my school/home. I wouldn't have been able to speak in English even if I wanted to, and I think that this is the reason I was able to learn so much. My host family was amazing, the food was incredible, and the friends I made/fiestas I went to were unforgettable. If you want to learn Spanish or are considering this program my advice would be to just do it because you won't regret it.

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Sophia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

When I turned 15, I applied to spend a year among the rich Spanish culture of Asturias through the program of NACEL International. Once accepted, I knew I would be spending the next 10 months studying all core curriculum in Spanish, living with a non-English speaking family and experiencing all parts of another culture firsthand. What I never could have suspected was all the love and support I would receive from both my host family and my coordinators at NACEL, who held my hand in times of need, and were always there to help. Once this life changing experience came to a close, I returned to my country a more well rounded person, a person educated in another language and a person who learned from themselves by counting on others. I now have a heart that is split between two oceans, and because of the people and experiences I came in contact with during my year abroad, I can guarantee success, progress and prosperity in my future.

What would you improve about this program?
I would have benefited from meeting the other students that were accepted into the same program.
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Sheree
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My son Jadon spent half a semester his Junior year in Mexico City with this program.

As a parent I was very pleased with how smoothly everything went. Noelia Vargas was wonderful communicating with myself and my son to make sure we understood everything expected.

My son's experience was life changing. He became so fluent in spanish and has a love for the culture. This experience will help him in college and in the work force.

I highly recommend this program to anyone who wants to explore, engage, learn and grow in the knowledge of others.

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Noelia
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My first Experience with nacel was 10 years ago when i did my first solo trip to Chile! Back in the days there were no companies that would provide the service of High School Exchanges and I found nacel online. Since day one Nacel was super responsive to me and very professional with the advice about what program would be the best for me. So at the end, even though they were based in France I enrolled in a high school program in Chile for some weeks. My family and I were a bit nervous because all the process was done remotely but i had all of my papers in time to enjoy of my experience.

The time in Chile was amazing and the host family was super lovely. I still consider them as my own family. I hope I can come and visit them sometime. If you are thinking in traveling to Chile, Nacel is surely a great option for your! I highly recommend this program!

Noelia :)

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Joshua
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I went for a 6 month program to France with Nacel. During my time in France i loved spending time with a french family and going to school, I got to share with other french students. I was the only english student in the class. I think my time in france was hard at the begining but them it got better, I made friends and also improved the language. I recommend this program to anyone looking for a total inmersion. Thumbs up!

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Maria
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

First of all the family was super nice and the food just amazing! So thank to my my host family for making my experience so amazing. And thank you to Nacel for connecting us. I had been waiting a long time for this and it was perfect. My first class went well as I could understand everything which was encouraging from the start. I am now 100% fluent in Spanish but I have to admit it was not always easy... Be prepared to make some integration and cross culture efforts. But appart from that everything was perfect. I feel really happy to have taken this experience abroad. Do it if you can !

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Berlinda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My mom wanted to send me to China to learn Chinese, but she did a lot of research into different programs, and then she discussed it with me. What I liked most about this program was the amount of freedom you got. Basically, I learned to be really independent during this trip.

What would you improve about this program?
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