Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

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We're known for being the most personable program in Granada. Our students not only take classes at the University of Granada but they also are able to have volunteer opportunities and language exchanges. Our directors at Sol Education Abroad assist you in taking advantage of all the amazing activities Granada has to offer such as intramural sports, informal classes with locals, and many unique cultural activities. We have incredible host families and offer the most affordable priced Granada, Spain program.

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based on 63 reviews
  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.7
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Claudia
9/10

Abroad in Granada

First, I can hardly believe that this is ending already. Since arriving in Granada, I was in awe of all the culture. But it wasn´t until soon after that the culture shock hit a bit too hard and suddenly I was surrounded by people I didn´t know and put in a classroom. It was a bit much to take in all at once. I think that every future participant should know that studying abroad is bound to be uncomfortable and that they shouldn´t feel guilty for feeling so or being homesick. However, the SOL experience was full of things to get my mind off how I felt, kicking off with some of the most amazing cultural experiences of my life. Up until the end it was filled with one of a kind experiences. On top of that, the sooner you have people to go out with, the sooner you have your own unique experiences like exploring the city, the country, or even other countries nearby. Those will make for some of the best stories. I can already tell that this has been a huge impact on my life and within this month alone I feel like I´ve grown and changed. As much as I´m looking forward to being back in the states, I don´t regret my experience here and I´m extremely thankful for it and how fortunate I am to have been in the SOL program.

Yes, I recommend
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Keegan
10/10

SOL Education Granada = amazing

SOL has created an amazing program in Granada Spain. Granada is one of the cleanest cities that I have been to and is also a very welcoming environment to learn Spanish in. From wandering the halls of the Alhambra to paddle boarding in Nerja SOL provides the absolute biggest bang for for your buck when it comes to study abroad programs. Their staff is also extremely helpful and cared so much about my well being that they escorted me to the dentist to help translate when I had an issue.

How can this program be improved?
There are not many things to improve in this program.
Yes, I recommend
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Maria
9/10

Mi experiencia en Granada

TRANSLATION: The SOL program was excellent in a few words. If you have the opportunity to visit Granada and study here do it. This will help you academically and help you improve your Spanish. It would be better if the university or the program would help you take classes with the native people here so you would make more connections than usual. Enjoy a lot with your family and if you do not feel good with them ask for the change or just talk to them. Meet people and enjoy the time you fly by!

El programa SOL estuvo excelente en pocas palabras. Si tienes la oportunidad de visitar Granada y estudiar aquí hazlo. Esto te va a ayudar academicamente y te ayudara a mejorar tu español. Seria mejor si la universidad o el programa te ayudar a tomar clases con la gente nativa de aquí así harías mas conexiones de lo normal. Disfruta mucho con tu familia y si no te sientes bien con ellos pide el cambio o solamente habla con ellos. Conoce gente y disfruta que el tiempo se pasa volando!

How can this program be improved?
Offering more classes and different times.
Yes, I recommend
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Jose
9/10

Sol Education in Granada, Spain

Studying abroad on the southern coast of Spain was an exprience I´d never expected to have been able to do, but I´m glad to have had the opportunity. I was there for a short four weeks, but was still able to see and do so much! The program directors were always available to answer any questions or concerns I had during the program, and the excursions were a lot of fun. I was able to connect with my host family at a personal level over shared experiences and interests, and my host mom also cooked some authentic Spanish food that was super delicious!

How can this program be improved?
The weekend beach trip to Malaga was lovely for one day, but I regret not knowing it was Picasso´s birth city, I would have loved to learn about his life there and see some of his paintings.
Yes, I recommend
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Nancy
10/10

A Dream Come True

What made my experience unique wa sthe people that helped me on everything. Coming with Sol was a great help because they were always willing to help you out in anything you needed. I never imagine myself in Spain and here I am. All the places I visited will always be saved in my hert. Specially la Alahambra, that is a place you cannot miss. Practice the language of were you going because it is really helpful to know what everyone is saying, but it also shouldn´t be an obstacle. Be open minded and prepared for everything because you will see plenty of stuff that you do not see at home.

Yes, I recommend
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Cassidy
10/10

Life changing

German, Alejandro, Edu, and Gonzalo could not have been kinder and more helpful! I feel really lucky to have had them in my experience, along with my host mom (Ana Villén). Once I got here, I knew I was going to wish I had stayed longer. All of the activities were fun and highlighted all of Granada’s charm. Although school was difficult, especially in one month, it couldn’t take away from all the life experience I gained throughout my time with Sol. I truly don’t think it matters what program you use for studying abroad. I think all that matters is the personal of the program, and I believe Sol has the greatest personal there is to offer. I have fallen in love with Granada and truly don’t ever want to leave!

Yes, I recommend
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Dylan
10/10

Sol Education abroad in Granada, Spain

This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I loved every aspect of my trip and the people and memories i have made will last a lifetime. Thank you sol! This trip really made me improve my spanish not only through the classes i took, but also through the immersion into the spanish culture of granada. I have been so blessed to be able to have this oppurtunity and i highly reccomend doing it to anyone out there who is debating studying abroad.

How can this program be improved?
More excursions to other countries and cities.
Yes, I recommend
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Taylor
10/10

El mejor semana de mi vida

I have met the most amazing people and visited the most amazing places during this month. I love traveling and hope to continue my travels in the future. I´d highly recommend this program to anyone and everyone! I know I´ll stay friends with the people I´ve met for years to come. It doesn´t matter who you are or where you´re from; there will always be a connection as long as you´re willing to reach out and meet new people.

How can this program be improved?
School was a bit tedious at times
Yes, I recommend
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Makenna
8/10

Absolutely life changing

Choosing to embark on a study abroad program with Sol Education was the best decision I could have made. Not only was the experience as a whole life changing and eye opening, but the program was phenomenal as well. The staff was so involved, and gave us just the right amount of excursions as well as free time. I felt truly immersed during my time here in Granada, and would reccomend Sol Education to anyone who is considering to study abroad in a foreign country!

Yes, I recommend
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Adriana
9/10

La vida es mejor cuando estas en España

This SOL experience was unique because you are immerse in a new culture. Learning about a new culture is so cool as you get to understand and experience quality food. For examples tapas, free food when you buy a drink. Life is so much fun here in Spain. You will have time to travel, travel travel, travel if you do longer program, the 4 months one. Some of my favorite memories Aboard is getting to know some cool people. Life is so much more relaxing when you are studying Aboard. If given the opportunity I would definitely chose studying Aboard!

How can this program be improved?
It’s a good program, I like it’s system.
Yes, I recommend
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Hannah
10/10

Spain Spring Semester

I really enjoyed studying abroad in Granada. I really enjoyed my classes and living with a host family is an experience I´ll never forget. My host mom was so sweet and really made my experience special. In addition to my classes, I also had the opportunity to do an internship in a local Spanish hospital, which is something really unique to this program. I really enjoyed having the chance to get experience in a hospital and practice Spanish at the same time, and it definitely was one of my favorite parts of my study abroad experience. I feel like my Spanish really improved and getting to travel to so many different places was amazing! If I had the chance to do it all over again I wouldn´t change a thing!

Yes, I recommend
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Jessica
9/10

Granada, Spain--Jessica

Prior to coming to Granada I didn´t have much of a preconcieved idea as to what the experience was going to entail. I didn´t know how big Granada was, I didn´t know what they culture and the people were like, had zero idea how hard my classes were going to be... but i was excited! This experience has been one of the best decisions i´ve made and i am so glad i decided to do it here! After traveling to other cities, I couldn´t imagine studying anywhere other than Granada. It is the perfect size for students. Most everyone speaks soley in Spanish and the city is small enough you can walk just about anywhere in a decent amount of time yet big enough you don´t feel like you´re in a pueblo. Granada also has the perfect location-- it´s just a bus ride away from hiking, the beach, and the mountains. There is literally something for everyone to do.
I am so glad I picked SOL because coming from Missouri State it was one of my cheapest options and the onsite staff have bene wonderful. They have a good repuation of having good host families, and it´s true. The families are absolutely wonderful.
I would definitely recomend this program and this city to just about anyone wanting to spend an extended amount of time in Spain.
TRAVEL AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. When will you ever get to be abroad for 4 months again? Use your weekends, go out and have tapas, spend time with Spaniards, spend time with people from school, this is a once in a lifetime experience and you wont want to go home having any regrets!

How can this program be improved?
I think they should have more excursions like Sevilla! To toledo, or sacremonte, or gilbralter! There´s a lot of cities in Spain I wish I visitied that I know a lot of people on other programs visited with their programs. The pre-planned excursions also give people with travel anxiety, like me, a stress free excursion!
Yes, I recommend
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Colleen
10/10

Spring in Granada

With only two weeks until I leave for the U.S., my time in Granada is officially coming to a close. It is strange to think how quickly my time here is ending. When I first arrived in January, I remember feeling overwhelmed by how much time I was going to be in a foreign place. Four months felt like an eternity. I felt uncertain of how I would handle being away from home for such a long time. However, I now feel like those four months have flown by. I cannot believe how quickly time has passed. It’s funny how slowly time seems to be moving, and then, as you become engrossed in your everyday life, it suddenly moves at an extremely rapid pace.
I feel infinitely grateful for my time in Granada this semester. I had the opportunity to experience Spanish culture, improve my Spanish language skills, and meet some incredible people. I was able to travel to many countries: Italy, Belgium, France, Portugal, and Spain of course. I was able to be in Europe with my family and new friends that I made while being here. Coming into this, I sincerely had no expectations. People would ask me if I was excited, and I never really knew what to say. I was excited to be in a new country, but I did not really know what for. I had not yet met the people I would be spending all my time with. I had never been to Spain. I had no plans for what I was going to do when I was here. So I came into this expecting nothing, and I feel so grateful for the many incredible things I received.
Furthermore, I feel as though I have grown as a person throughout my time here. I have learned that putting yourself in unfamiliar situations can result in great self improvement. I was so nervous to come here because there was so much I did not know. However, I feel as though I have become a more confident, independent, and optimistic person because of it. I was able to meet people I never would have had I stayed at home: my incredible host mom, my roommate, and the many, many other friends I have made. While learning to appreciate a new culture, I also gained a new appreciation for my own home in the U.S.. There is so much I have learned, and I hope to bring these lessons with me wherever I go. I have simply had the best time.

Yes, I recommend
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Alison
10/10

Granada, Spain

My experience with SOL education abroad was amazing. I came here very stressed out and nervous that i wasnt going to make it all the way through the semester or have a good time. However, I met so many wonderful people, including my host family who made my stay so much better and helped me to grow so much as a person. The classes in the university were also great and the professors were wonderful teachers and an even better help for adjusting to life here. i learned so much from my time here and I would recommend it to anyone who was considering studying abroad.

Yes, I recommend
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Josephine
10/10

Sol Program- Granada, Spain

Sol´s Granada, Spain program has been a phenomenal experience! I have greatly enjoyed being immersed in Spanish learning and daily life, and it has resulted in significant improvement in my Spanish skills. Excursions were well-planned, informative, and interesting. I have met so many people here from diverse backgrounds, and made lasting memories! Make sure to check out the miradors throughout the city to take in vistas of the Alhambra at sunset.

Yes, I 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...