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    Nadia Naghi (University of Houston - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "The program is very well-organized. The activities were very helpful in learning about the culture of Spain and specifically Granada, but at the same time they were VERY fun. The activity directors we View More"
    "The program is very well-organized. The activities were very helpful in learning about the culture of Spain and specifically Granada, but at the same time they were VERY fun. The activity directors were VERY fun and full of laughter and knowledge! It always felt like a fun experience with them.You will learn A LOT! [My host mom] is amazing and so kind! She goes out of her way to ensure I'm comfortable and happy with my stay accommodations and food preferences. I would HIGHLY recommend her over and over again. If I were to study abroad again with SOL, I would personally ask for her again! She acted like a second mom to me and definitely gave me a well-rounded Spanish experience lifestyle. " View Less
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    Gianna Scala (Winona State University - Minnesota)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "Future students should know that SOL is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a new culture without being completely out of your comfort zone. All of the activities and excursions for the whole grou View More"
    "Future students should know that SOL is the perfect way to immerse yourself in a new culture without being completely out of your comfort zone. All of the activities and excursions for the whole group really helped me have great experiences with the friends I made without being too overwhelmed. It was the perfect way to be on my own in a new culture, but also have a group of friends to ease the nerves of traveling to a foreign place. " View Less
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    Isaac Romero (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "I think the greatest benefits of this program was being able to immerse myself in what the Spanish culture of Andalusia. It is a eye-opening experience being able to be placed in a culture completely View More"
    "I think the greatest benefits of this program was being able to immerse myself in what the Spanish culture of Andalusia. It is a eye-opening experience being able to be placed in a culture completely different from your own and the experience is influential even if you are a native speaker. I feel like a gained a new cultural aspect of my persona, keeping ideas that I learned while abroad with me when I return home." View Less
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    Morgan Sims (Ohio University - Ohio)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "[My host mom] was nearly a gift from God. She helped my confidence in Spanish speaking grow through her patience with me. The whole family made me feel welcome. She always made sure we (my roommate an View More"
    "[My host mom] was nearly a gift from God. She helped my confidence in Spanish speaking grow through her patience with me. The whole family made me feel welcome. She always made sure we (my roommate and I) were comfortable. I cannot entirely put into words how at-home she made me feel, but I hope everyone can have the experience I did." View Less
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    Alexandria Miller (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "I could not be more pleased with choosing SOL to study abroad with. The experience was incredible, and without the help and patience of SOL, I don't think it would have been the same. [My onsite View More"
    "I could not be more pleased with choosing SOL to study abroad with. The experience was incredible, and without the help and patience of SOL, I don't think it would have been the same. [My onsite directors] Carmen and Gonzalo were amazing and so much fun. They were very inspiring to learn from and get to know. My teachers will forever stay in my memories. Living with my host family has been an unforgettable experience that I am sad to leave. Everything overall was very pleasant for me.This program is amazing. The staff is incredibly helpful, on and off site. Months before coming to Spain, SOL already had made a great first impression on me due to their helpful emails and attentive phone calls. Any worries, doubts, comments, concerns, or suggestions a student needs, SOL can help with and is so patient with their responses too.One of the biggest benefits was my family. I loved my host family and they were very patient in helping me further my Spanish skills. This family is incredibly sweet and caring. My host mom is so easy to understand and is so much fun! She is a huge reason why Granada started to feel like home to me and she is the thing I am going to miss the most when I leave. She started to feel like my mama de España. This family has stolen part of my heart, and part of it will stay in Granada with them. " View Less
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    Hannah Hoskins (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "All of the SOL-Granada directors went above and beyond to make sure that we were enjoying our experience and were always available to help out when need be. The directors went above and beyond any exp View More"
    "All of the SOL-Granada directors went above and beyond to make sure that we were enjoying our experience and were always available to help out when need be. The directors went above and beyond any expectations I had for them, and I know they contributed to what made this summer study abroad experiences one of my best ever! [My host mom] is the best host mom in the world! She exceeded all of my expectations about what it would be like to do a homestay in Spain. I not only consider her a host mom now, but also a good friend! The entire study abroad experience itself has been a huge benefit to my life and something that I will never forget! Staying all summer and truly immersing myself in Spanish culture, being exposed to the language and being encouraged to speak and learn Spanish, and the amazing friends that I met here and shared my experience with are a few of the many amazing benefits of studying abroad. The programs are the best choice for students who want to get a lot out of their study abroad experience." View Less
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    Meredith Payne (Texas A&M University - Texas)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "I LOVE [the onsite directors], Edu, German, Alejandro, Gonzolo, and Carmen! They never failed to help us and try their best to meet our needs! Even when it wasn't necessary! I will highly recomme View More"
    "I LOVE [the onsite directors], Edu, German, Alejandro, Gonzolo, and Carmen! They never failed to help us and try their best to meet our needs! Even when it wasn't necessary! I will highly recommend SOL to everyone who shows interest in studying abroad--especially to Granada! [Students should know] that everything is taken care of! From communicating with advisers at your university, to helping you with absolutely everything, the program goes above and beyond to meet your needs." View Less
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    Bailey Spalding (Eastern Kentucky University - Kentucky)
    Costa Rica, Semester(2017)

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    "[My directors] are what made this program so transformative for all of us - they did a great job of provoking our interest in culture and history throughout every excursion and meeting. Without our on View More"
    "[My directors] are what made this program so transformative for all of us - they did a great job of provoking our interest in culture and history throughout every excursion and meeting. Without our onsite directors and their support, wisdom, encouragement and humor, I wouldn't be leaving Costa Rica with such an enriched perspective on the world and interest to explore more. Also, I was placed with the best host family in Costa Rica, and I will never stop bragging on them. My family was huge, with huge hearts and lots of love, laughter and food all the time. I learned so much from their perspective on the world. They will be in my heart forever. [SOL] is the best choice you'll ever make." View Less
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    Leanna Longobardi (American University - District of Columbia)
    Costa Rica, Summer(2017)

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    "The program is great. You get so much for a reasonable price-classroom wise and excursion wise. The directors have been great too! [...] I felt comfortable, especially being out of the country and kne View More"
    "The program is great. You get so much for a reasonable price-classroom wise and excursion wise. The directors have been great too! [...] I felt comfortable, especially being out of the country and knew I could always go to them if I needed something without a question!" View Less
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    Giancarlo Oviedo Mori (Lehman College - New York)
    Spain, Summer(2017)

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    "SOL abroad truly lightens your trans-cultural horizons! Staff are professional and down-to-earth when needed. Each activity is led my enthusiastic staff that will make you feel as part of the SOL fami View More"
    "SOL abroad truly lightens your trans-cultural horizons! Staff are professional and down-to-earth when needed. Each activity is led my enthusiastic staff that will make you feel as part of the SOL family. The affordability compared to other programs and its orderly schedule should make your decision of choosing a program easy. Pick SOL, you will not regret it. [And don't] be scare of asking any questions to the SOL staff, they will gladly answer it. All the SOL staff are like characters of Marvel, they are the best!" View Less