Sol Education Abroad Participant Reviews

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Sol is incredible.

Sol is amazing. I was able to learn so much Spanish, and gain so many life long friendships. My host family was amazing, and I really felt at home with them. Classes were Monday-Friday from 8-11. Every couple of weeks, we went on an excursion to different places all around Costa Rica. Some incursions were zip lining, going to the beach, going to the rain forest, and white water rafting. Our directors of our program were amazing, and very helpful. There isn't a better place to spend the semester.

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Heredia, Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

A native abroad

Living and Studying in Oaxaca, Mexico was a great way for me to connect with another culture while simultaneously reconnecting with my own. Not only did I perfect my Spanish, I also had the opportunity to learn Zapoteco and study the history of indigenous peoples throughout Mexico and the Southwestern United States. As a person of half Navajo descent, I saw many similarities between Oaxacan culture and my own. Even the indigenous languages like Zapoteco, Mixteco, and Nahuatl all seemed to have a connection to my mother's first language. My host family helped me a lot throughout my stay, and I have already re-visited them, and plan on visiting again soon.

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    9

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    7

SOL Education Abroad- Hereida, Costa Rica

I thoroughly enjoyed my semester abroad in Costa Rica with SOL. We had cultural activities every week, along with included program excursions about every three weeks. Our directors always pushed us to speak Spanish around each other if we wanted to become fluent by the end of the semester. Living with my host family was one of my favorite parts about being abroad. Having a place to call home with a host mom who genuinely cared about my well-being was so comforting, and not to mention, the home-cooked meals were amazing! I became so independent and confident in just one semester- if you are thinking about studying abroad, stop thinking and just do it!!

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Heredia, Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Sol experience

I had a wonderful experience with the Sol Program. I learned much more than I expected and made many new friends. I can't really think of anything that was negative about my time in abroad and everyone in the program was more than helpful.

Program: Sol Education Abroad: Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

Granada hermosa

I had a great time during my semester abroad, the classes were challenging but manageable so I had plenty of time to immerse myself in the culture. I would recommend this program to anyone, it's a must.

Program: Sol Education Abroad: Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

BEST TIME OF MY LIFE

This is honestly the best program out there for studying abroad. I recommend Oaxaca, Mexico because of several reasons: Mexico is the United states neighbor (there fore it is very relevant to study abroad there and get to know the culture, regardless of what the current president thinks).Sol education is cheap(er) than other programs. You the best bang for your buck; including housing, excursions, food and classes. The program is very easy to work with and offers you actual Spanish classes that will transfer over to your college without a problem. Mexico is beautiful, enormous and very historical and the education you will get is very prestigious. Do not let the fear that is portrayed in the news sway you from choosing this program.

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    8

  • Program Administration

    9

  • Health & Safety

    N/A

  • Community

    10

You'll want to go for two sessions

I made the mistake of only taking on class session during my SOL education. The three weeks I spent were fantastic, yo aprendí mucho español, I made fast friends with my peers, the instructors were very nice, I learned how to operate in a foreign city (from haggling to buying school supplies), every day was great. The only thing I regret is not staying longer.

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Heredia, Costa Rica

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Community

    10

Amazing program! definitely recommend

I loved Mexico! My Spanish is a lot better I came in barely being able to under stand and now I am conversational! Great community! Great people! Everyone in Mexico is so nice! The professors are amazing!

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Academics

    9

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    8

Study abroad

Studying abroad is all about adventure, learning, and becoming worldly. As long as you are traveling and exploring a new place in the world, you can not chose incorrectly. Have an open mind. Don't be afraid to try new foods, a different cultural activity and stop outside of your comfort zone.

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Heredia, Costa Rica

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Academics

    10

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Cultural Immersion

    10

  • Program Administration

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Community

    10

I don't consider myself emotional but leaving Oaxaca was pretty sad!

SOL education gave me more than I expected. I enjoyed every minute of this trip, I didn't want it to end. I learned so much about the Spanish culture in three weeks! I love everything the program planned and I currently miss my host mom. I loved their food and home environment. It is worth every penny!

Program: Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion in Oaxaca, Mexico