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...
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...
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....
Sol Abroad Reviews
Submitted by Mia R - San Ramon Valley High School | August 25, 2017
I had a good time, but it was unfortunate to be the only person in my session, meaning I often had to do activities alone, I would have liked to have been warned before hand and maybe changed dates so I would have been able to make new friends . I also would have liked to have had a roommate at my host family, because I did not know enough Spanish and was kind of lonely.
Submitted by cianlynch7 - Austin United States | August 13, 2017
It was fun overall as I enjoyed it a lot. I learned a good amount of Spanish, too, which was one of my main objectives. I enjoyed the stay with my host mother and we had a good amount of freedom as we had down time.
Buenos Aires trip review
Submitted by Nicholas - Saint Andrews Upper School | August 12, 2017
I really enjoyed the trip overall and i thought i had alot of opportunities to learn and practice my Spanish. However, I wish their was a bit more freedom for students to explore on their own. I think their should be more free time and less tourist activities.
SolAbroad: Buenos Aires, Argentine
Submitted by sday - Stuyvesant High School | July 29, 2017
I loved this program! I went to Buenos Aires, Argentina and stayed with my host mom in an apartment building across the hall from another host mom, and both were very friendly, happy, and easy to talk to (the food was also great).
The Academia was really useful as a way to practice Spanish, but I recommend choosing a class that's somewhat challenging for you, or finding a class in which you get to talk a lot so that you get more out of the experience, either learning-wise or language-wise. My teacher was very engaging and the class was full of people who were having a lot of fun in the city and were very enthusiastic about learning and practicing Spanish, so I could overlook the fact that I was only doing review and not learning new topics, because I was gaining so much experience speaking.
Pack light, so that you can have some room for souvenirs like mate, which are surprisingly bulky!
Talk in Spanish to everyone you can, every chance you get. The students may not be immersive in the language and it is a great idea to practice the language as much as possible. I also watched movies and shows and read books in Spanish so that I could practice reading and listening.
Read ahead about fun things to do in Buenos Aires and where you want to go, because the longer you stay, the more free time you have to do things. Buenos Aires is a city full of museums and art, and it's an absolute joy to explore. Figure out what you want to do beforehand so that you can do it quickly and easily when you're there.
A lot of stores seem to be closed on Sundays and many museums are closed on Mondays, sometimes Tuesdays.
I think that the program really helped me to gain confidence in my Spanish-speaking skills and it helped me to get better at speaking and listening. I loved the museums and general culture of Buenos Aires. I definitely recommend this program to anyone looking to gain a once-in-a-lifetime experience and increase their comfort with and knowledge of Spanish. I loved the activities with the program and the flexibility and genuine friendliness of the directors and host parents. I also really enjoyed how we were given time to explore the city on our own, to eat out in restaurants, and to chat with our host parents. ¡Muchas gracias SolAbroad!
Study abroad in Granada
Submitted by study abroad student - centro de lenguas modernas | July 27, 2017
it was a great experience with great people if we had more excursions it would be better because then we would be able to experience more of Spain instead of being stuck in Granada for the majority of the time because it was a little excessive but overall it was a great experience.