Sol Education Abroad Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Learn Spanish with Sol Education Abroad in the most fascinating country in South America! Argentina is home to landscapes ranging from the wild and remote Patagonia in the south to the lively, legendary city of Buenos Aires to the north. With such varied landscapes and cultural influences, Argentina promises a rich experience for studying abroad.

Buenos Aires is the most beautiful city in all of Latin America due to its vibrant culture and heavy European influence. Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of the city and then explore the numerous historic neighborhoods. This is the perfect setting to practice Spanish and take your studies outside of the classroom. Sol Education Abroad understands that students want to learn Spanish quickly and efficiently, without being stuck in a classroom all day. If this sounds good to you, then visit our website to learn more about out study abroad program in Buenos Aires, and let's start learning Spanish together!

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92%
based on 20 reviews
  • Academics 8.6
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 8.7
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 8.6
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Dan
9/10

Great stuff

I enjoyed my time in Buenos Aires. On arriving, I was met by Raul and escorted to my homestay. Most of the problems arose from things not controlled by Sol, they really did try their best. Would do again.

Yes, I recommend
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Christina
10/10

Best Experience with the Best Program

I spent an incredible semester studying abroad in Buenos Aires through SOL Education Abroad. My time abroad was certainly the greatest adventure of my life thus far and I know that SOL played a huge role in shaping such a positive, life-changing experience. Not only is SOL the most cost-effective program that offers the most cultural activities, it also provides fantastic personal attention and care that you can't get with any other group. The director Raul is truly one of the greatest people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. He really cares about all of the students, provides constant support, and ensures that your time in Buenos Aires will be very special. I promise that you will love your time in Argentina with SOL- I could not recommend this program more whole heartedly! Truly the best experience of my life thus far.

How can this program be improved?
Honestly no complaints! Loved it!
Yes, I recommend
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Roberta
9/10

Visited my daughter in Argentina

While my daughter was studying in B.A. I had the opportunity to visit her there and had a wonderful time. I was able to meet her adviser, Raul, and host Mom, as well as some of her classmates / friends. It was wonderful for me to see her using her Spanish language first hand. She was not only my interpreter, but my financial adviser for this trip as I have no Spanish training or knowledge of Paso use. I would recommend it for other parents as this will give you something in common to remember as they grow and move on in life, that experience / connection you will have is priceless.
I also had good communication with SOL itself as any time I called the main office I was welcomed to talk / ask questions without feeling rushed.
All of the staff were wonderful to deal with and compassionate (to me) for having a student leave home for this type of adventure (for the first time)......
Thanks for understanding it from a parents point of view.

How can this program be improved?
Field trips as scheduled.......
Upon arrival to Argentina (according to our calendar of events) my daughter was supposed to go on excursions / field trips, this did not happen for several weeks. My daughter told me it was because they were waiting for other students to arrive and they would do the trip all together, therefore there were not as many trips as we thought there would be.
Yes, I recommend
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Emily
9/10

Apprehensive at first, astounded by end!

I randomly stumbled upon Sol online, as my University does not promote this particular program. I am so blessed that I did because overall I was extremely impressed. I would highly recommend the Sol Education Abroad program to anyone. The communication between the program administration and myself before, during, and after the program was very useful as I felt very prepared and comfortable. The activities the program planned helped me to immerse myself into the culture very well and learn all kinds of things. I do wish though when we were within our group that we were forced to speak Spanish to each other more. A lot more english was conversed than I expected, but overall I was satisfied with my learning of Spanish. I had the time of my life and grew so much as a person. I made lifelong friends that I will cherish dearly! Please give Sol a shot as you get so much for your money! :)

How can this program be improved?
I wish they would have forced us to only speak in Spanish. Within our group we spoke more English than I expected.
Yes, I recommend
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iv
6/10

Argentina is an incredible country, Sol Abroad is not the company to experience it through.

Argentina is an amazing country. The excursions were incredible. Unfortunately, the trip was poorly organized which added additional stress and drama to nearly every event. We also had to argue with the company as they attempted to cancel our excursions. The other group traveling at the same time did have more than one cancelled.

This company sells itself well, but be wary of what you are actually getting. If you choose Sol Abroad be prepared to be involved in the planning of each activity to keep things going and maintain student safety.

Bottom Line: Argentina is an incredible country, but this is not the company to travel with.

Response from Sol Education Abroad

This student did our program back in 2009 when we had a different director. Our program has improved a lot since then. For example, this director continued to get reviews of being disorganized. At the end of summer 2010 we hired our current director, Raul de la Mano, and have gotten very positive feedback ever since. Please contact us for references. The student was also upset because we would not reimburse her for an unplanned excursion (non-Sol) to Córdoba that some of the students did once the program began. She did an academic year with us and I think the review was written after her first semester because after her second semester she wrote us "Please let me know if there is ever anything else I can do for you guys. I love to rave about my SOL experience whenever I can."

No, I don't recommend

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Sol Education Abroad (SOL) provides affordable study abroad opportunities in Costa Rica, Argentina, Spain, and Mexico. Sol Education Abroad prides itself in providing hands-on service to ensure an enriching experience abroad. It’s this unique...