Parent Testimonials

Here is a list of university & faculty testimonials that may allow you to get another perspective regarding our program! If you would like to contact alumni, please click here Contact Alumni

  • William Smith
    parent of Sam Smith (Bellevue High School - Washington)

    Spain, Semester(2016)

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    "Thanks so much for your excellent program in Granada. Sam arrived home last night full of stories about his experiences in Granada. He said by the last month there, he was speaking Spanish all day. Cl View More"
    "Thanks so much for your excellent program in Granada. Sam arrived home last night full of stories about his experiences in Granada. He said by the last month there, he was speaking Spanish all day. Clearly his Spanish has taken a big leap forward. Ana, his host, was a good match for Sam and it sounds like they became close. Sam made friends with several locals from Granada as well. He would not have learned so much without your hard work and passion for Granada. It is a beautiful place! P.S. Even the Modern Language Center intramural basketball trophy he brought home made for a good story!" View Less
  • Naomi Moon
    parent of Alli Moon (Broomfield High School - Colorado)

    Costa Rica, Semester(2016)

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    "Dear Janiva (SOL Heredia, Costa Rica director), I just wanted to write and tell you how much I have appreciated you this semester. I was very apprehensive about letting Alli study abroad but, thanks t View More"
    "Dear Janiva (SOL Heredia, Costa Rica director), I just wanted to write and tell you how much I have appreciated you this semester. I was very apprehensive about letting Alli study abroad but, thanks to you, she has been in very good hands.My older daughter is a college junior and spent the semester in Italy. There was no supervision. She is old enough to handle it but I realize how fortunate I was to place Alli in the Sol Education Abroad program because she definitely benefited from the host family situation and the Janiva Cifuentes-Hiss situation. You placed her with exactly the right hostess and exactly the right roommate. Alli learned a lot from both Martha and Emily and was very comfortable and happy there.You were always responsive to any concerns Alli or I voiced. The schedule you developed and the outings you took the kids on were so meaningful and helped them see more of life outside our North American bubble. After seeing the deprivation in Nicaragua, Alli has become interested in pursuing a career in public health. I have nothing but rave reviews for you and your service to Sol Education and our kids. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Naomi Moon" View Less

  • parent of Caroline Suchman (Texas State University - Texas)

    Mexico, Summer(2016)

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    "[Chose Oaxaca because of] Family ties to Mexico. We knew Oaxaca would be culturally and artistically interesting. We also felt like it would be a safe place. Our daughter had a very good experience on View More"
    "[Chose Oaxaca because of] Family ties to Mexico. We knew Oaxaca would be culturally and artistically interesting. We also felt like it would be a safe place. Our daughter had a very good experience on many levels. She gained deeper language skills and really got a feel for the culture of Oaxaca. She enjoyed learning about the history and geography of the area. And she had a lot of fun." View Less

  • parent of Megan Abrameit (University of Texas at Austin - Texas)

    Argentina, Summer(2016)

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    "They take complete care of your student from beginning to end. Our daughter had some medical issues which concerned us for a study abroad experience. After hearing all her reports of how good the staf View More"
    "They take complete care of your student from beginning to end. Our daughter had some medical issues which concerned us for a study abroad experience. After hearing all her reports of how good the staff was (especially Raul) and how careful they were with students we are sold on SOL. Do not let your fear of travelling abroad deprive your college student of this experience. Very safe country and spot on staff watching your student." View Less

  • parent of Jessica Gray (Missouri State University - Missouri)

    Costa Rica, Summer(2016)

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    "I was concerned about my student leaving the country, especially because she would be living with strangers. However, these "strangers" were warm and wonderful and welcomed her into their fa View More"
    "I was concerned about my student leaving the country, especially because she would be living with strangers. However, these "strangers" were warm and wonderful and welcomed her into their family." View Less

  • parent of Jessica Wedge (Oklahoma State University - Oklahoma)

    Costa Rica, Summer(2016)

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    "It was worth every penny! Our daughter was able to earn college credit hours, increase her knowledge of a foreign language, submerge into the culture of a foreign country, see new sights, eat new food View More"
    "It was worth every penny! Our daughter was able to earn college credit hours, increase her knowledge of a foreign language, submerge into the culture of a foreign country, see new sights, eat new foods, and step out of her comfort zone all with the help and support of an amazing host family and her Sol representatives. It was definitely the experience of a lifetime and one that hopefully she will be able to do again before she graduates." View Less

  • parent of David Gonzales (University of Texas at San Antonio - Texas)

    Spain, Summer(2016)

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    "I was very worried about sending my son to Spain, because he had never been out of the US. He returned much more fluent in Spanish and I believe more mature. I had been so worried about crime but he s View More"
    "I was very worried about sending my son to Spain, because he had never been out of the US. He returned much more fluent in Spanish and I believe more mature. I had been so worried about crime but he said he felt safer in Granada than in the US." View Less

  • parent of Jordan Thelander (Missouri State University - Missouri)

    Spain, Winter Break(2016)

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    "It is simply too difficult to pick just one. I'll start with the host family -- they were amazing! We are thankful for them for providing such hospitality (a safe, happy environment with healthy View More"
    "It is simply too difficult to pick just one. I'll start with the host family -- they were amazing! We are thankful for them for providing such hospitality (a safe, happy environment with healthy food and conversation), nurturing the students' learning, and enhancing their experiences with sightseeing, exploring and family time too. I was also impressed with the excursions that were planned for the students. Jordan had a wonderful time exploring the city and all the exciting things it had to offer. My husband and I feel this was an experience Jordan will remember and appreciate for the rest of her life. " View Less

  • parent of Zahjona Henry (Western Kentucky University - Kentucky)

    Mexico, Winter Break(2016)

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    "My daughter was very nervous about going out of the country for the first time alone. She thought she would be very homesick. Sol Education Abroad (S.E.A.) was so informative and provided her with all View More"
    "My daughter was very nervous about going out of the country for the first time alone. She thought she would be very homesick. Sol Education Abroad (S.E.A.) was so informative and provided her with all the information she needed about her host family she felt comfortable. The host family she was placed with made her feel like she was home and all the other member there made her time their memorable she actual was sad to leave. I am thankful for the care we were given and how S.E.A. made everything easy. I received their schedule so I knew where and what my daughter was doing at all times. Because I received a brief Bio of the family she would be staying with I was put at ease with her living arrangements." View Less

  • parent of Kayla Mosher (West Texas A&M University - Texas)

    Mexico, Winter Break(2016)

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    "Kayla absolutely loved her time & experience in Oaxaca. It was Sols pre-planning & team/key people placed within the program that helped relive misgivings. "
    "Kayla absolutely loved her time & experience in Oaxaca. It was Sols pre-planning & team/key people placed within the program that helped relive misgivings. " View Less