Sol Abroad Programs
Explore the verdant cloud forests and tropical coastlines of Costa Rica, while immersing yourself into the local language. Learn Spanish in one of the most beautiful countries...
Learn Spanish in the fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages....
Granada is a perfect part of Spain for students to practice Spanish language learning. In this program, participants will attend the University of Granada, where they can...
Learn Spanish in the most fascinating city in South America...Buenos Aires! Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of the city and then explore the numerous historic...
Sol Abroad Reviews
Costa Rica experience for my daughter
Submitted by kblack - Austin, TX United States | January 17, 2017
My daughter had nothing but good things to say about her experience in Costa Rica. She enjoyed the program, the country, her fellow classmates and her host family. She went without knowing anything but fortunately she enjoyed her group. From an administrative standpoint, the Sol Abroad staff was helpful and informative throughout the whole process. Being able to see the daily pictures on Facebook was great. It was something we checked on and looked forward to every day.
Submitted by JoeSherer - Mill Valley, California United States | January 12, 2017
My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the program. I only wish she could have stayed longer. The extra-curricular activities were better than advertised, and I loved getting all the photos of her exploring Oaxaca. Her confidence and Spanish improved immensely.
Submitted by skelly46 - Boston United States | January 12, 2017
My 15 year old daughter attended Sol Abroad in Oaxaca for 3 weeks. She entered the program not speaking a word of Spanish. By the end of the program she felt comfortable enough in the language and culture to negotiate taxi fares in Spanish. She loved the city of Oaxaca and all that it had to offer. She was housed with another student and two other girls were across the street. The four of them were at ease walking to and from the University campus as well as around Oaxaca when they had free time. Overall a wonderful experience to learn the language and culture.
Life changing experience
Submitted by samweh - - | January 08, 2017
My daughter went to Oaxaca after her freshmen year in high school, and then to Atenas after her sophomore year in high school. We have been so happy with this program, that she is set to go to Spain next summer! I have been pleased with Sol Abroad every step of the way.
While I wouldn't have changed anything about the trips for my daughter, looking back...I would have probably sent her to Costa Rica the first time and Oaxaca the 2nd time. Costa Rica was more 'fun' experience, and Oaxaca was a more 'cultural' experience.
Fantastic experience - gap year is a great time to go!
Submitted by 12345 - Denver United States | January 08, 2017
My daughter went as a senior in high school. I was very apprehensive as she was, by far, the youngest person in her program. Not to worry, Janiva found exactly the right host mother and roommate for her. And Janiva made sure she was safe at all times. The structure of the program, with its emphasis on cultural experiences and travel within the country, was perfect! My daughter learned so much about other cultures and peoples that she could never have learned in a classroom. I would recommend this experience to any college student as well as mature high school students who are ready to see more of the world.