All tuition and fees are included at our partner university, where you will be registered as a full-time student. Classes are taught by local faculty.
Sol Education Abroad recognizes the importance of knowledgeable, friendly, and well trained onsite staff. Our onsite directors and staff are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist you with any needs. Our goal is to ensure you are as comfortable as possible while abroad.
Travel outings are fundamental and included in all programs. We carefully choose weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying. We select trips based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty. All entrance and transportation fees are always included
Cultural activities are an integral part of the Sol Education Abroad experience, providing you further exposure to the language and cultural facets of the country. Cultural activities are planned each week; examples include cooking and dance classes, city tours, museum visits and much more!
Each of our programs involves homestay with a local host family. Living and sharing your experience abroad with a host family is one of the important highlights of studying overseas. In fact, this can be the most enriching and lasting aspect of studying in a foreign country. Many students often maintain relationships with their host families well beyond the conclusion of the program. Our host families make up an important part of our team. They are carefully selected and interviewed, and have extensive prior experience.
Three meals a day are provided in Costa Rica, Mexico and Spain and two meals per weekday in Argentina. Meals are a great way to spend time with your homestay and experience the local cuisine. We can accommodate most dietary requirements, such as gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Your onsite director will inform you which meals will be included during your excursions.
We offer unique volunteer opportunities at each site, such as teaching English at a local school or serving food to the homeless. Community service is one of the best ways to give back to the community. If this is something you are interested in, our onsite directors can advise you in-country about the opportunities that may be available during your program.
When you arrive at your study abroad destination, our onsite staff will provide you with a welcome orientation. This will cover important topics such as health, safety, academics, host families, and cultural awareness. It will also include a tour of your host city. We will help you exchange money and get a phone card as well.
International Medical Insurance is available to you as part of your program fee. For more information on our International Medical Insurance policy please refer to that section of the website here.
We welcome you to your host city with a reception activity to meet other participants and your directors. And, of course, a farewell activity is provided as a chance to say goodbye to friends and celebrate your new experience.
Interaction with locals is an important aspect of our language program. We strive to create cultural and language exchange opportunities at each of our sites.
To provide the best academic assistance possible to our students, onsite tutoring is available should you need it. We want to ensure that you maximize your academic experience while abroad. Please ask your program director about this if you feel you need tutoring assistance and they can advise you on the options available.
You will receive a university transcript upon the completion of your program. Sol Education Abroad maintains an original document in our offices in the event that you need a copy in the future.
We accept any financial aid or scholarships and will assist you with any necessary paperwork. For more information on the process and a complete list of scholarship opportunities, please see our scholarships page.
Your language level is evaluated upon arrival at all program locations. We measure your ability by a written placement exam or an oral exam with local professors. The language assessment is intended to ensure you get the best Spanish training possible while attending our program. For some sites, a written placement exam may be given prior to your departure overseas.
Programs that are under 90 days do not require any special visa. For semester and academic year programs that are over 90 days, we will assist you in obtaining a Student Visa or renewing your Tourist Visa. You are responsible for any associated costs.
Since our students come from all over the country, the flight is not included. The program begins the moment you fly into your destination, where your onsite director will be waiting for you.
Items such as meals outside the program, gifts, activities outside the program, bus fares, taxi rides and other misc. items.