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    Andrea Galeano (The Catholic University of America - District of Columbia)
    Spain, Semester(2017)

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    "You get the best of everything with Sol! You are immersed into a city in which you are forced to learn the language and explore the culture. You get a supportive family in a different country and ever View More"
    "You get the best of everything with Sol! You are immersed into a city in which you are forced to learn the language and explore the culture. You get a supportive family in a different country and everything is so accessible in Granada. My greatest challenge was immersing myself into a new environment where I knew no one and nothing about the city, but this was also one of the greatest benefits because I believe it truly helped me to grow as a person. " View Less
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    Bronte Treat (St. Edward's University - Texas)
    Spain, Semester(2017)

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    "I love my family and would recommend that other students stay there. I felt so comfortable in my own home even though I didn´t speak the language. For me, the greatest benefit was being immersed into View More"
    "I love my family and would recommend that other students stay there. I felt so comfortable in my own home even though I didn´t speak the language. For me, the greatest benefit was being immersed into a culture vastly different from my own. I think living with a host family is incredibly important. When I return to my home university I would like to continue studying Spanish and join the Spanish club. I also would like to study or work abroad in the future. [This experience] has given me the confidence to travel alone. You all were so amazing and helpful and kind to all of us. I would highly recommend Sol to other students." View Less
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    Carolyn Steensland (Missouri State University - Missouri)
    Mexico, Semester(2017)

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    "My homestay was one of the best parts of living in Oaxaca. My host parents mean the world to me and they have helped me in countless ways. I will be forever grateful for them. In fact, I love them so View More"
    "My homestay was one of the best parts of living in Oaxaca. My host parents mean the world to me and they have helped me in countless ways. I will be forever grateful for them. In fact, I love them so much that I am going to stay another semester with them! Best host parents on earth, 110%!" View Less
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    Nick Edge (Eastern Kentucky University - Kentucky)
    Mexico, Semester(2017)

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    "Honestly hands down the best family I could have ever imagined. I love my family here and I am a part of their family. We bonded and grew so close in my 4 months here. They treat me like their own blo View More"
    "Honestly hands down the best family I could have ever imagined. I love my family here and I am a part of their family. We bonded and grew so close in my 4 months here. They treat me like their own blood son. I constantly tell my directors how perfect my family is for me. We were a perfect match and we have a close family bond that will last a lifetime. I also plan on coming back to visit them often. [If you’re thinking about studying abroad], don't be scared being away from home for so long and don't feel overwhelmed. Come ready, relaxed and full of excitement! The directors make you feel at home and help calm any nerves you may have. You are coming to a foreign country and a completely different culture, so it will be nothing like you are used to back home. You'll have culture shock for your first few days, but just stay in contact with your directors if you have questions and they will help you so much." View Less
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    Justin Ford (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Mexico, Semester(2017)

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    "Mama Meche es la mejor Mama! No puedo decir nada malo sobre mi Mama. Creo que Mama Meche es parte de mi familia real ahora. Voy a extrañar Mama Meche mucho. Fui a muchos lugares con Mama Meche, mucho View More"
    "Mama Meche es la mejor Mama! No puedo decir nada malo sobre mi Mama. Creo que Mama Meche es parte de mi familia real ahora. Voy a extrañar Mama Meche mucho. Fui a muchos lugares con Mama Meche, muchos veces los lugares donde fuimos fue mejor que los Viajes con la programa. Tambien la casa siempre es limpio, nosotros comimos mucho, la comida es mejor que los restaurants. Y siempre ella esta preocupado sobre nosotros. Tambien, aprendí mucho español! Estoy contento porque mi español es mejor que en el principio de mi tiempo aquí. Yo encontré una iglesia aquí y esto fue increíble! Mi Iglesia es la Primera Iglesia Bautista de Oaxaca, las personas aquí fueron muy simpatico y aprendí mucho sobre mi fe y como puedo tener un relación con Cristo cuando estoy en Mexico." View Less
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    Dillan Garcia (University of California, Riverside - California)
    Mexico, Semester(2017)

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    "The directors from Oaxaca, Mexico were the most outstanding, enthusiastic, informative, and encouraging I have met. I could count on them almost 24 hours a day if a problem arose or had general questi View More"
    "The directors from Oaxaca, Mexico were the most outstanding, enthusiastic, informative, and encouraging I have met. I could count on them almost 24 hours a day if a problem arose or had general questions. Also, very caring about my well-being and they sometimes took it upon themselves to check on me. Lastly, they kept it professional at all times and made sure we followed Sol Education Abroad protocols. They are the best!!! All my professors, too, were outstanding. Very passionate about teaching and an open heart and mind when discursive topics were brought onto the table. In addition, they were very knowledgeable in their respective fields and had a lot of personal experience to contribute in relation with a given topic. My host family was the most welcoming and accepting I have met. I especially have to mention [my host mom], who took it upon herself to immerse her host children in trying and experiencing all kinds of activities. She is so energetic and easy to talk with. Every now and then we would go on hikes, walks, or sit around the table and exchange culture. Also, make jokes and be silly. [My host dad] would also join us and talk about interesting topics like politics, history of Mexico, travel experiences, or their business. I was also presented to her daughter and son who come by every so often to say hello. And the daughter had a cute little son who would visit often would talk about how much he liked soccer or ask us questions. I enjoyed all the different age levels and what then wisdom/experience they shared with me. In my experience this has been the most open and loving family I have the pleasure to stay with. I would recommend them to any future Sol student." View Less
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    Austin Hammer (Colorado College - Colorado)
    Argentina, Intensive Month(2017)

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    "The first few days I was [in Argentina], I experienced the standard tourist/foreigner anxiety. It took a week or so for me to realize that everyone was not constantly staring at me watching my every m View More"
    "The first few days I was [in Argentina], I experienced the standard tourist/foreigner anxiety. It took a week or so for me to realize that everyone was not constantly staring at me watching my every move. People will realize that you are a foreigner very quickly, and they don't really care! It helps to imagine if the tables were turned; if you were home and there was an Argentinian visiting, you would most likely want to be friendly and helpful to them. The same goes for most people in the world. You have nothing to be ashamed of, and human beings are typically innately kind people, so let your flag fly!! Also, [My host mom] was wonderful. She was hospitable and kind from the beginning of my time staying with her. She was also very patient with my lack of Spanish which made me feel included and welcome even further. She also cooks tasty food!" View Less
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    Robert Nance (University of North Texas - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "[My host parents] are a loving family who truly care for the students they host. [My host mom] loves to cook and always made sure I was well fed. [My host dad] loves to talk and I will miss his storie View More"
    "[My host parents] are a loving family who truly care for the students they host. [My host mom] loves to cook and always made sure I was well fed. [My host dad] loves to talk and I will miss his stories that he would tell everyday during meals. [They] will always be my parents here in Spain and I look forward to times when I will meet them again. The immersion experience is not what I thought. It is not an overnight process, but a gradual improvement. For 3 months I lived like a Spaniard. I ate the food, walked the streets, made some of the best friends I have ever made, and lived the dream of the world. Sol Education is different in that the directors are not just colleagues, but friends as well. They will make sure you are well taken care of to the best of their abilities and will do everything to help you have the best experience possible. The programs are very well arranged and you will have some of the best experiences of your life. From exploring the cities of Seville and Córdoba to sipping tea in the Arabic baths of Granada, the excursions and activities in this program do not fail to impress." View Less
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    Anna DuFour (Western Kentucky University - Kentucky)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "I think the greatest benefits of this experience was growing as a person. I can tell just from 7 weeks of being here that I feel more confident in unfamiliar situations as well as in speaking Spanish. View More"
    "I think the greatest benefits of this experience was growing as a person. I can tell just from 7 weeks of being here that I feel more confident in unfamiliar situations as well as in speaking Spanish. Any challenges I had lead to greater things that I was able to learn from. I feel like I am a different person than I was before coming here and I can see better what I want to do in the future after coming here. I feel more confident as a person academically, professionally and personally. Honestly, this is the best program I could have asked for. The staff, families and experiences we had here were second to none. When I talk to others who have studied abroad before in different programs, their experiences don't compare to this. I'm so thankful I chose SOL!" View Less
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    Lauren Camarillo (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "All of our directors were incredible! I felt that they genuinely cared about our well being and did everything they could to ensure that we got the best experience possible. I couldn't be more sa View More"
    "All of our directors were incredible! I felt that they genuinely cared about our well being and did everything they could to ensure that we got the best experience possible. I couldn't be more satisfied! SOL is amazing! They really care about their students and do everything they need to make this experience the best it could be. My Spanish improved so much and I couldn't be more grateful! " View Less