• Susan Carvalho (University of Kentucky - Kentucky)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Associate Provost for International Affairs

    Testimonial

    "The community and volunteer activities cover a wide range, and so all students could find something that fits with their own interests and future plans. Students were all very happy with their host fa View More"
    "The community and volunteer activities cover a wide range, and so all students could find something that fits with their own interests and future plans. Students were all very happy with their host families, and spoke affectionately of their "mama tica". Sol Education Abroad has an extensive network of host families - about 100 of them, I was impressed with that. At the end of the program, not only the student, but also the host family fill out a program evaluation, so that any issues can be addressed. The well-managed homestay is clearly a very strong asset of the SOL program. I think the Sol Education Abroad program is a fantastic fit for many of our International Studies majors, and those focused on sustainability or social sciences in general. " View Less
  • Raquel Chiquillo (University of Houston-Downtown - Texas)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Associate Professor & Department Chair

    Testimonial

    "The cultural and community activities students have access to, and the excursions, but most of all, the enthusiasm and excellent Spanish spoken by the students is what impressed me the most. The suppo View More"
    "The cultural and community activities students have access to, and the excursions, but most of all, the enthusiasm and excellent Spanish spoken by the students is what impressed me the most. The support for the students is extraordinary!" View Less
  • Bruce Rengers (Metropolitan State University of Denver - Colorado)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Assistant Professor

    Testimonial

    "Most impressionable aspects of the program: The integration of your students with Costa Rican students, the incredible organization and service of your program, the behavioral contracts you have th View More"
    "Most impressionable aspects of the program: The integration of your students with Costa Rican students, the incredible organization and service of your program, the behavioral contracts you have the students sign. Everything was well done." View Less
  • Malin Sohr (Salem State University - Massachusetts)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Study Abroad Program Assistant

    Testimonial

    "It is without doubt, that the students are speaking Spanish even when no teachers or directors are around. I overheard so many conversations on the bus, or just walking around on city tours, and they View More"
    "It is without doubt, that the students are speaking Spanish even when no teachers or directors are around. I overheard so many conversations on the bus, or just walking around on city tours, and they were speaking only Spanish to each other! This proves that the fabulous work of the directors, University staff and the host families contribute to full Spanish language immersion! I cannot speak highly enough about the host family selection! They exceeded my expectations and it all brought joy to my heart. As a study abroad advisor it is crucial to know that our students will be loved and well taken care of regardless of what family they will be placed in. " View Less
  • David Crawford (Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Senior Academic Counselor, Foreign Language Advise

    Testimonial

    "I was very impressed by the entire staff. Organization was excellent when we arrived and they were very knowledgeable about Costa Rica & Sol Abroad Education. I think SOL is a great program for st View More"
    "I was very impressed by the entire staff. Organization was excellent when we arrived and they were very knowledgeable about Costa Rica & Sol Abroad Education. I think SOL is a great program for students in search of a complete Spanish immersion & culture experience." View Less
  • Alisha Lombardi (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Costa Rica, Spring Break(2013)

    Study Abroad Advisor II

    Testimonial

    "All of the host families seemed wonderful, loving and attentive. They all seemed to fit perfectly with their students. The directors did an outstanding job and I would imagine it's the same s View More"
    "All of the host families seemed wonderful, loving and attentive. They all seemed to fit perfectly with their students. The directors did an outstanding job and I would imagine it's the same support, care and attention they provide to the students and host families. Everything was well-prepared, professional and welcoming - from the information they imparted about the cities on tours, making sure we had water, they went above and beyond. You truly have outstanding and phenomenal Directors in Costa Rica!" View Less
  • Sergio Martinez (Texas State University - Texas)
    Costa Rica, Summer(2013)

    Spanish Professor

    Testimonial

    "Thank you for maintaining a busy agenda for my students, it helped me tremendously knowing students were being productive most of the time. I am also grateful for you helping me with the dinner, trans View More"
    "Thank you for maintaining a busy agenda for my students, it helped me tremendously knowing students were being productive most of the time. I am also grateful for you helping me with the dinner, transportation and live music reservations for the farewell dinner. I really appreciate it. Best study abroad program in the industry!" View Less