Sol Education Abroad: Study in Granada, Spain

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Sol Education Abroad, or SOL, is known for being the most personable program in Granada, Spain. With SOL, students take classes at the University of Granada prestigious Center for Modern Languages. The program directors at SOL assist you in taking advantage of all of the amazing activities Granada has to offer such as flamenco performances, cooking classes and exploring the incredible Alhambra Palace. SOL is recognized for its incredible host families and offers the most affordable priced Granada, Spain program around.

Highlights
  • Highly rated homestays
  • Included excursions and cultural activities
  • High-level academic advising and assistance
  • Attentive and dedicated onsite directors
  • Very personable and inclusive program

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Reviews

95%
based on 66 reviews
  • Academics 8
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.5
  • Safety 9.7
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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 this program
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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 this program
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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 this program
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Emily
9/10

Granada Spain

This program was so much fun. I really enjoyed the city of granada, but I wish I was able to experience real college here. The clm was very helpful, but it seems much more like high school with a small amount of rooms and professors and classes with all the same people. I wish we had more time in this city! However, the program was worth everything, I recommend the intensive month for sure! It was so much more informative than the course classes here, and I recommend doing the intensive month if you can instead!

How can this program be improved?
More excursions in spain, less small cultural activities and larger activities would be more beneficial.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Emily
10/10

You'll never want to go back

Although you may be wondering if this is the right decision, if you should leave your home, family and friends to go abroad, please think twice, and GO!
SOL and studying abroad will make you grow, understand about other countries, yourself, and culture. You will meet amazing people, learn a language and make memories you will never forget!
SOL will provide you with loving directors and families, people you will be able to talk to and ask questions to. SOL will give you a full experience of cultural events and information to know more about your country. You will have time to travel, you will meet people you'll remember for a lifetime.
Think again, study abroad!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Paige
10/10

An amazing expereince!

Studying with SOL was such an amazing experience. The staff is so supportive, the city is so fun, and living with a host family was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Living with a family is not only an amazing way to practice your spanish, but it is an opportunity to try the best food ever. The excursions with SOL were also great because they include all the things you actually want to do in Granada! I highly recomend this program!

Yes, I recommend this program
Lois
10/10

Best Experience I’ve had Abroad

I absolutely loved my time in Granada. The city is absolutely beautiful, but Sol helps you really plug into the city and help you experience it on a more personal level. For example, they surround you with the most loving and supportive people. The directors, teachers and host families were all so genuinely caring and made a huge impact on my experience there. This made the classes so enjoyable and productive. I improved in my spanish exponentially in my time there, and I had fun while in the classroom. It was truly an unforgettable experience that I’m forever grateful for.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sambridhi
10/10

Great Experience in Granada, Spain!

After studying in Granada, Spain this winter break, I realized that I wanted to share my amazing experience abroad with other students. I learned so much in such a short period of time and gained invaluable memories with other students in my program. Not only did I improve my Spanish significantly, I was able to immerse myself in the vibrant Spanish culture. During this experience, I received a lot of support and guidance from my program directors and teachers. I would like to share my experiences and recommend this program to others.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Diana
10/10

Mi experiencia en Granada

TRANSLATION:

These 3 months I've lived in Granada have been fantastic, I have met wonderful people and made great friends. The trips I made with my friends and with the program were unforgettable experiences. I really enjoyed traveling to Morocco because it is a culture very different from the other countries I have known. I would tell future participants to not be afraid of traveling and meeting new friends. Granada is a great city to live in, people are very friendly and there are many places with a lot of history to visit. Granada is a very safe city too and I liked that a lot.

ORIGINAL REVIEW:

Estos 3 meses que he vivido en Granada han sido fantásticos, he conocido gente maravillo y he conocido grandes amigos. Los viajes que hice con mis amigos y con el programa fueron experiencias inolvidables. Me gusto mucho haber viajado a Marruecos porque es una cultura muy diferente a los otros países que he conocido. Les diría a los futuros participantes que no tengan miedo a viajar y conocer nuevos amigos. Granada es una gran ciudad para vivir, la gente es muy simpática y hay muchos lugares cheveres con mucha historia para visitar. Granada, es una ciudad muy segura también y eso me gusto mucho.

How can this program be improved?
nada, el programa es perfecto.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Erin
10/10

Granada

This was the most exciting adventure I am yet to undertake. Going to a new country,and learning a new language has its difficulties but I wouldn’t trade the experience I’ve had for anything in the world. I want anyone thinking about coming to Spain to definitely try as hard as you can to get over here! The food, culture and people are incredible and interesting. Learning another culture will really open your eyes to know that there is more out there in the world.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Bernardo
9/10

Granada

It was a great program. Academics were great, Granada is a beautiful city with plenty to do and very accessible to a number of places to travel to. This expeience helped me learn so much about spanish culture and explore new places and try new things. I would try to bring lighter clothes if you go to granada because it is a warm climate and does not get very cold, a mistake I made because I thought it would get colder in December.

How can this program be improved?
I think we would have more excursions to different places in Spain and reduce the number of cultural activities.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Daniel
10/10

SOL

I had a great experience from the start. My program directors were a great help and very knowledgeable. The homestay was perfect and the family was very welcoming. I enjoyed everything the program had to offer and more. I think the best part of my experience was being able to immerse myself into a new culture and learn a new language. I recommend this program to anyone who is curious about a spanish study abroad program. SOL Education is a great program and is there every step of the way.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Caroline
8/10

Living in Granada

Spending the past couple months in Granda have been a great learning experience and have shaped me into a new person for the better. My Spanish has gotten a lot better and I know feel more confident to talk with native speakers. I have a greater understanding of the world and other cultures. Instead of just seeing pictures and hearing about them, I got to go see it and live there. I loved being able to travel and see different parts of the country I was living in than I normally might not have gone to. I saw so many things and places that I never even knew exsisted.

How can this program be improved?
Better ways to help the students in class and traveling locally and to other countries
Yes, I recommend this program
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Gabriel
9/10

Sol Education Abroad

Overall great abroad experience. Sol did a great job of making us feel included in everything they offered us. I definitely felt immersed into the program, especially considering I did not know a lot of Spanish entering into the program. Now, I can hold a conversation and understand most things! It was an incredible experience that I will never regret. I made great lifelong friends as well from around the country that I would have never met.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Ayesha
8/10

Enriching Once In a Lifetime Experience!

The classes were fun and I learned a good amount of Spanish and about the culture, but they were not very organized and there were some issues with one of the teachers who had a bad attitude and personal problems. The class was not structured very well because many teachers were going on vacation in August and the students were not told how they were being graded and what their exam was like. But, the main teacher I had was very fun and energetic and I enjoyed my time in class. We would get off topic a lot and I think they could work on the structure and organization, especially in the month of August where in Spain they go on vacation.
The classes were fun and I learned a good amount of Spanish and about the culture, but they were not very organized and there were some issues with one of the teachers who had a bad attitude and personal problems. The class was not structured very well because many teachers were going on vacation in August and the students were not told how they were being graded and what their exam was like. But, the main teacher I had was very fun and energetic and I enjoyed my time in class. We would get off topic a lot and I think they could work on the structure and organization, especially in the month of August where in Spain they go on vacation.

Our on site directors Edu and Herman were wonderful! Edu was particularly helpful and readily available. She was very sweet and caring and was always checking up with us!

I loved our host family! Everything was great about the family and the apartment aside for the fact that it was very very hot and the air conditioning in our room in particular was not working and the fan did not do much to combat the heat. That is the only thing that made our stay uncomfortable- everything else was great.

How can this program be improved?
Improve on quality of classes - in terms of organization and structure especially for the three week program because it is very short and to get the most benefit from that short amount of time, the classes need to be structured very well which they were not because the teachers were going on vacation and the students were being tested on material they had not truly learned.
Yes, I recommend this program

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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...