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...
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 fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca, Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages....
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...
Great summer cultural immersion experience
Submitted by Jennifer - San Francisco Bay Area United States | January 28, 2016
My 16 year old daughter had a fantastic time on the Costa Rica Spanish immersion program last summer. We found the front office incredibly responsive, helpful and easy to work when we were evaluating the program and when we ultimately signed up. We chose Sol Abroad because of the home stay, spanish classes that focused on conversation in a fun setting, and cultural immersion opportunities. Sol Abroad was by far the best program I could find in Central or Latin America, and we loved their emphasis a full cultural experience. My daughter's home stay family was loving and kind. Her classes were fun and entertaining. And she enjoyed all of the excursions and various baking, sports, activities. She also loved her free time and the fact that they weren't booked and organized every minute of the day. This gave her some independence she was craving. Highly recommend Sol Abroad!
A great program and an even better value!
Submitted by Jee | January 23, 2016
This was my son's first trip abroad on his own. He was between his sophomore and junior year in high school when we signed him up for the 5-week option of the Granada program. The entire experience from registration process to writing this review has been great, especially the friendly staff at Sol Abroad whom you can actually talk to on the phone if needed. As parents of a single child, we did have the nervous feeling at the beginning as we dropped him off at the airport, but it soon became evident that he was extremely well taken care of. At one point, our son ended up having to be taken to the local ER. One of the group leader took it upon himself to take our son there and then stay the entire time to make sure he was taken care of. He even called me from the ER with an update, which assured me great deal. To summarize, our son came back and claimed that the Sol Abroad program was the best 1 month of his life! Highly recommended!
My son's experience
Submitted by LisaMc - San Antonio United States | January 04, 2016
My son had an amazing time and a great experience. All of the staff were courteous, inclusive, and helpful. The program had a great balance of academics, cultural immersion, and sightseeing fun! The white-water rafting was amazing, he said. His family was wonderful and made him feel at home. He said the home cooking was great!
Cultural experience good, but many academic slackers
Submitted by Kenneth1960 - NJ United States | December 31, 2015
My daughter had a great host, but she told me that some parents use this as a way of forcing their slackers kids to get a bit better at Spanish. Apparently, the were some kids who didn't take the program seriously and were disrespectful to the teachers.
Wonderful Experience for a High School Student
Submitted by San Diego Parent - San Diego United States | December 29, 2015
Our son spent four weeks in Oaxaca in the summer of 2015. He loved the food, other students, his host family, the classes, and excursions. We were extremely satisfied and highly recommend Sol Abroad.