Headlines and Announcements

Busting the Top 10 Study Abroad Myths

Sol Education Abroad/December 02, 2013

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stacie-nevadomski-berdan/busting-the-top-10-study-abroad_b_4175861.html?utm_hp_ref=tw There is a great deal of controversy surrounding study abroad. In a recent New York Times "Room for Debate" forum, contributors -- of whom I was one -- were asked whether study abroad should be an essential component to a college degree. This type of online debate is designed to ... Read more

The Land of Magic: Oaxaca

Sol Education Abroad/November 26, 2013

Sol Education Abroad Fall Semester Site Visit to our Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion Program in Oaxaca, Mexico Photos: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151832562597513.1073741827.24830757512&type=1&l=e7bf22a975 And check out the video of the site visit! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnZXso1vUi4 Read more

Rick Steves: Study abroad is necessity, not luxury

Sol Education Abroad/October 28, 2013

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/story/2012-01-18/study-abroad-global-economy-travel/52650834/1   Even in challenging economic times, making sure that study abroad is part of our college students' education is a vital investment. If we want a new generation of leaders and innovators who can be effective in an ever more globalized world, sending our students overseas is not ... Read more

Turismo idiomático: Argentina, el país más elegido para aprender español

Sol Education Abroad/August 28, 2013

Turismo idiomático: Argentina, el país más elegido para aprender español22-08-13 00:00 Cada año llegan más de 50.000 jóvenes para estudiar el idioma. Con su promoción, atractivo turístico y calidad de oferta educativa, en la región la Argentina logró desplazar en los últimos años a México, Ecuador... Read more

17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish

Sol Education Abroad/August 28, 2013

Article from the Huffington Post - Latinovoices section 17 Reasons Every American Should Learn Spanish (click the title for the direct web link and to see photos & videos) 1. Easier To Get A JobAccording to the U.S Census Bureau, about 12 percent of U.S. residents speak Spanish at home. As a result rising number of jobs require spanish or at least prefer individuals who can speak spanish. ... Read more

Spanish and Cultural Competency with Sol Education Abroad (GoAbroad interview!)

Sol Education Abroad/May 08, 2013

April 22nd, 2013 "Today on GoAbroad we bring you an interview with Brent Hunter of Sol Education Abroad. Sol is a quality study abroad provider with programs in the Spanish-speaking world, and was founded by Esteban Lardone & Brent hunter with some unique built-in commitments. Go Abroad recently caught up with Brent at this favorite ­­neighborhood bar-b-q in Austin, and our int... Read more

President Obama Visits Costa Rica

Sol Education Abroad/May 06, 2013

President Obama's Visit to Costa Rica This week, President Obama traveled to Mexico and Costa Rica to reinforce the deep cultural, familial, and economic tires that so many Americans share with Mexico and Central America. President Obama arrived in Costa Rica on Friday -- his first visit to the country -- and participated in a bilateral meeting and joint press conference with C... Read more

Gilman International Scholarship Program now open for Summer 13, Fall 13 or 13 and 14 Academic Year Programs!

Sol Education Abroad/March 05, 2013

The Gilman International Scholarship Program is happy to announce that the online application system is now open for students participating in study abroad programs during the Summer 2013, Fall 2013 or 2013-2014 Academic Year terms. We anticipate this to be a competitive cycle so please encourage your students to seek your guidance and utilize all available Gilman resources. For more inf... Read more

Square to Be Named in Honor of The Clash’s Joe Strummer

Sol Education Abroad/February 13, 2013

It's not often that British punk rockers name-drop a place like Granada, Spain or sing about the Spanish Civil War. But that's exactly what The Clash did on the band’s seminal 1979 album, “London Calling.” In a record full of punk masterpieces, the track “Spanish Bombs” really stands out. But how did The Clash end up writing a song about Spain? Well, mostly it h... Read more