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.