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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95%
based on 65 reviews
  • Academics 7.9
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.4
  • Housing 9.4
  • Safety 9.7
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Emma
10/10

Best experience ever

This program was absolutely life changing, the people, the directors, the professors, my host family, just everything were absolutely incredible. My best tip is to pack light! I overpacked a little bit because I didn't realize that there were things that I could buy here that I didn't need to bring from home to save space. Also, take the time to get to know your host family. They are incredible people with the biggest hearts and the experience is so much more fulfilling when you get to know the people you are sharing a home with all summer.

How can this program be improved?
I think mainly it could be improved for the 10-12 week students. I think one of the only/main things I didn't like was that during the first session we were so so busy and then during the second, we had almost absolutely no activities. I wish they would spread them out a little bit. We two sessioners kind of felt left out during July because we didn't know any of the new people in the program because they don't mix them, and I think that might be something worth looking into.
Yes, I recommend
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Ana
8/10

Summer with SOL

I am about to complete the 9 week study abroad experience. At first, I was a little hesistant as to how it would be, but overall it has been great! The staff is very helpful and they are there to assist you when you need it. I got placed with an AMAZING family, which made the experience much more comfortable. The excursions they provide are knowledgeable and fun. I liked the program because they are so organized and are professional. The directors are also very friendly. I would totally recommend studying abroad with SOL!

How can this program be improved?
I think it could be improved by including more excursions.
Yes, I recommend
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Claudia
10/10

Studying with SOL

I have been here for the 9 week program and I can honestly say that I am glad that I came with SOL. In the beginning, I really wanted to go to Barcelona and I knew that SOL didn´t offer it, but compared to the other study programs that I visited with I felt like SOL was the one to go because they made me feel safe. I pictured myself with them because I knew if something bad were to happen with me they would be able to help me in all that they could. Compared to the other studying abroad programs they also were friendly whenever I met them and they didn´t mind when I kept calling and asking questions about the program. Overall I don´t regret coming with SOL. I feel that I was able to practice a lot on my Spanish and to enhance it. The cultural activities/excursions we took during the program have been amazing. In such a little time I have been able to learn and understand more about Spain as a country and Granada as a city. If I could do it over again and go to Barcelona I wouldn´t. I would choose to come to Granada with SOL because I feel as if SOL makes sure you get to see the hidden treasure that Granada holds within itself.

Yes, I recommend
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Isaac
10/10

Granada Study Abroad

This study abroad program was full of so much in depth cultural learning and fun. There was never any issues apparent throughout the two months that I was abroad and if there were they Sol staff would certainly be able to solve the problem quickly. With Sol education you are in good hands. In addition, the classes at CLM University of Granada were made enjoyable by the professors that choose to take time out of their summer to teach. They also teach in a method that is directed towards foreigners from any country so you do not feel incredibly out of place. Overall the experience was very enjoyable and cheaper than most.

How can this program be improved?
Perhaps if you are doing more than one session in the summer, they could have more activities in the following sessions to meet the new people from the Sol program for that new session.
Yes, I recommend
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Joseph
10/10

Granada, the best city in Spain!

Granada is absolutely wonderful. It is a smaller city but there is plenty to do here. You don´t need ti ride a bus, take a cab or get on a subway everyday the entire city center is walkable. Sol Education Abroad is also fantastic they make you feel at home and have so many activities lined up for you so that way you can make the most of your time in Spain. They are always available to answer any questions you might have. The homestay is great and everybody has about a 15-20 minute walk to class. The walk is never boring and I suggest you walk like a Granadino, take your time and enjoy it. You have to study abroad with Sol in Granada, Spain you will not regret it!

Yes, I recommend
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Hannah
10/10

Summer Experience in Granada

My summer in Granada was one of the best summers of my life! The Sol staff here is amazing, they are always working to make sure we make the most of our experience and are always available to help with whatever we need, when we need it! Granada is by far one of the most beautiful and fun places I´ve ever visited in my life, so living here has been a dream. Sol makes sure that we experience Granada in the best way possible, so I´m so glad I chose this program. There´s not really anything I would change about my summer here, except maybe the fact that it was too short!

Yes, I recommend
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Sarah
9/10

My Granada Experience

I stayed two months in Granada with the program SOL and they have been two of the best months of my life. I was really worried about not feeling safe living in another country but I felt completely safe the whole time here. My host mom was especially kind and took care of me in every way that I needed. I definietly took advantage of the tapas and how easily accesible everything was by walking. It is a beautiful city with kind people!

Yes, I recommend
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Anastasia
10/10

Final Program Eval

I still have 5 more days in this amazing city and this experience has already begun to impact my life. I have traveled quite a bit before this summer but studying abroad had been unlike any abroad experience I´ve ever had before.
Not only have I really learned Spanish (not quite to the level I hope to be at one day, but most definiely an incredible start) but I have made incredible friends and various other relationships, I have tried food I have never even seen before and I have spent the past 11 weeks in the most amazing world. I can now officially say I have lived abroad and that is a very unique feeling.

Yes, I recommend
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Madison
10/10

BEST LIFE DECISION

I really enjoyed my experience in Granada, Spain with Sol Education Abroad! This was the best life decision I have made so far. I learned so much about different cultures and was able to see so many new places! It was a great experience to meet new people, try new things, and overcome fears! I would love if this program had even more activities!

Yes, I recommend
Miles
10/10

Experience of a Liftime

This trip has been the best time of my life. There are challenges in every situation but overall everything has been great. My family was amazing as were my friends. Granada is a beautiful and fun city and the local people here are extremely friendly. I recommend going to intercambios and meeting as many locals as possible. I wouldn´t change anything that I can think of and advise anybody who has this opportunity to take it.

Yes, I recommend
Dani
10/10

What A Blessing

I am so thankful I had the courage to come to Spain to study for a semester!! Without SOL I would have been totally lost. SOL opened up my world to new customs, traditions, events, and so much more here in Granada. This has been the best experience I have ever been a part of and I can´t believe it has gone by so fast. The staff both in Spain and in the United States are super friendly and helpful. I couldn´t think of a better way to end my first year of college than studying in Granada!

Yes, I recommend
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Claire
10/10

If you are studying abroad in Spain, choose Granada and choose SOL

SOL provided me with help throughout my entire study abroad experience. From the application process to the departure process leaving Granada at the end of my semester, SOL directors and SOLmates were there for me. Before studying abroad I had never left the USA, but when boarding my flight to leave for Spain (without knowing very much Spanish) I didn´t feel nervous because I knew I had picked a good program. Throughout the semester SOL provided me with support, very fun activities, a wonderful host family, and my own little Spanish study abroad family.

How can this program be improved?
Keep the group size small, and do meet and greets every time that new people come into the program.
Yes, I recommend
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Jacob
9/10

Indulging in the true Spanish culture

Sol Education Abroad was the most incredible study abroad experience I could have ever imagined. The courses I took and the cultural activities included allowed me to build relationships with numerous fellow students. The culmination of these relationships was during the last weekend of the first month where I took a trip with about twenty students from my program to see the strait of Gibraltar while making stops at coastal beach towns. My favorite part of the program was the experiences I had with my host family. My host mom always made the best meals, and some of my favorite week nights were spent watching the European soccer tournament with my host father and brother. We cheered Spain on in victory and defeat, and on a couple occasions I got the opportunity to play soccer with my host brother and his friends. This trip was originally intended for me to complete the courses I needed for school, but by the end of the summer I had gained so much more than that!

How can this program be improved?
If there is any way this program could be improved it might be through providing more information to students before they leave. I felt prepared when leaving to go to Spain, but would have liked to know more about the placement exam we would have to take at the University when getting there. However, other than that the entire program was incredibly professional, affordable, and an overall blast!
Yes, I recommend
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Gabrielle
8/10

Time with Sol

My time in Spain with Sol was amazing. I got to so things I never imagined doing in my life. I definelty came out of my shell while studying abroad with Sol Education. Before coming here I never wanted to speak Spanish with anyone, but as I started being here more I started to speak more Spanish, and be a little more comfortable speaking Spanish around others. Additionaly, I got to get to know Granada more because of SOL.

How can this program be improved?
I think that this program is really great and needs little to no improvements.
Yes, I recommend
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Janis
10/10

Non-traditional perspective

After a career in music education, I enrolled in a local university as a Spanish student, knowing even before courses started that studying abroad was a priority. There are many huge programs out there, but the fact that SOL is Spanish-focused and has a program in the culturally rich city of Granada caught my attention immediately. The experience has been all I hoped for--challenging academics, amazing excursions with the program and on my own, and continual opportunities to grow linguistically. My homestay was a good fit--an apartment in a private home, great hosts, and wonderful traditional food. The city is extremely walkable, safe and filled with great sites and free cultural events. The Sierra Nevadas are always in view and you can be at the beach (Mediterranean) in 2 hours by bus. The staff and location are an unbeatable combination.

How can this program be improved?
I would not change anything and hope to return.
Yes, I recommend

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