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Janiva Cifuentes-Hiss

Janiva Cifuentes-Hiss Sol Education Abroad Costa Rica Director

Janiva is from Olympia, Washington and is a graduate of Pomona College where she majored in Latin American studies. She has led study abroad and volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina, India, Kenya, Tanzania, and Spain. A freelance writer, Janiva has been published in The Tico Times, The Encyclopedia Latina, and the Exploring Costa Rica Travel Guide. Janiva has served as Costa Rica Director with Sol Education Abroad since 2007.

Articles By Janiva Cifuentes-Hiss

10 Reasons to Choose Oaxaca for High School Programs Abroad Published 01 Dec 2015

Declared a UNESCO world heritage site, the Mexican city of Oaxaca is a life-changing destination for high school programs abroad. From its irresistible elixir of fragrant night-blooming flowers to the mouth-watering smells escaping open-air restaurants...

10 Tips to Become Fluent in Spanish Abroad Published 15 Oct 2015

The most effective, enduring, and memorable way to learn Spanish is by fully immersing yourself in a Spanish speaking culture, which will provide you with an experience that you will carry with you for rest of your life. However, fluency will not be so...