Why Choose SOL?

Price:

  • Please search around! We offer one of the most affordable, if not THE most affordable, quality programs in the industry! Over the years we have rarely raised our prices and only do so when absolutely necessary.
  • No hidden fees ever! Unlike most programs, we do not have any application fees ($300+ nonrefundable fees for most programs)
  • Scholarships. We have our own scholarships available to all students. We also update our public scholarships database daily!
  • We include way more activities and excursions than other programs. Contact us to talk to any of our former students who can tell you all about this.

Academics:

  • Our priority is that you earn your credit and can graduate on time.
  • Transcript processing - We work overtime to make sure your home institution receives your program transcript as fast as possible, to get you the academic credit when you need it.
  • We pay and arrange for you to get quality onsite tutoring whenever needed! Your success is our success.
  • Integration with locals! We organize "intercambios", possibilities for you to meet and engage with Spanish-speaking locals.
  • Best local universities possible. All of our local universities are the most prestigious local universities our destinations have to offer.

Programs:

  • All of our programs include full weekend excursion and cultural activities, with overnight hotel stays, meals, transportation and fees covered!
  • We will walk you through the sometimes difficult process of obtaining a visa, assisting you every step of the way.
  • Very comprehensive International Medical Insurance is included in the program price.
  • Our orientation will provide you with everything you need to start your adventure; city maps, housing lists, full safety information.

Directors:

  • All of our directors are bilingual, bicultural and have extensive travel experience, most have graduate degrees.
  • We offer 24 hours a day, 7 days a week support to both our students onsite and to their families back home in the US.
  • Our directors have a reputation for going above-and-beyond.
  • Our directors actually care about your well-being and daily experience and are always doing their very best to make your experience a unique and special one. You are not just a number with Sol but part of a team!

Host Families:

  • We consider our host families members of our family. Students get true Spanish Immersion.
  • In most of our locations our families provide three full meals per day and laundry when needed.

Excursion & Cultural Activities:

  • We take students off the beaten path, to make sure our organized activities and excursions are a life changing experiences.
  • We are dynamic! Our directors plan different activities based on the personality of the group. We listen to our students.
  • Our excursions include everything on the trip; many other programs have hidden fees and costs. With Sol you get more than you imagined!