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October 08, 2012
March 22, 2012
A Class Trip Meant Much to Mexico
By ELISABETH MALKIN
MEXICO CITY - After weighing the risks of traveling to Mexico, the parents of one American teenager decided to allow her to join a school trip to Oaxaca, where students volunteered at an orphanage, visited archaeological sites and sipped vanilla milkshakes on the honey-colored town plaza.
The fact that the parents were ... Read more
October 04, 2012
Abroad 101 Top 10 Study Abroad Programs!
Sol Education Abroad: Latin University of Costa RicaLocation: Heredia, Costa Rica Available all seasons, year-round
Sol in Heredia places students in an optimal learning environment. Also ranked in the top language category, this program immerses students in a small city filled with local students, making it easy for students to reach their ultimate la... Read more
July 27, 2012
July 25, 2012
By Damien Cave
Published June 1, 2012
Eager young men waving us toward empty parking spaces by an eco-tourism kiosk, two excited toddlers in the back seat, and no way to turn back: tourism hell seemed to be upon us. After a long sigh, and a glance at the pristine Pacific in front of us, we gave in.
And then the Costa Chica, as this region of Oaxaca is known, surprised us. “It&rsq... Read more
July 02, 2012
Leslie Josephs/The Wall Street Journal
When Getting Directions, It Helps To Know Where the Fig Tree Was
Costa Rica Addresses Its Lack of Street Names; 'By Pizza Hut'
"SEVENTY-FIVE METERS WEST OF THE GENERAL CEMETERY, SAN JOSÉ, Costa Rica"
Rodolfo Sancho is on a quest to end the colorful life of Costa Rica's quirky yet costly address system, but he knows there are roadblocks ahead. Co... Read more
June 28, 2012
Check out this great article about the history of the "bajo quinto" in Oaxaca!
The Bajo Quinto: The Instrument That Will Not Go Gently
Mexico's Ruben Luengas is leading the revival of the stringed instrument and the music played on it. Read more
May 30, 2012
For his 10th week of travel, New York Times Frugal Traveler Seth Kugel decided to buy an Oaxaca state map, arbitrarily pick a town and settle in for the week.
http://video.nytimes.com/video/2010/08/18/travel/1247468645507/the-frugal-traveler-hidden-mexico.html Read more
May 24, 2012
Volunteer Project by Sol Education Abroad student, Laura Salvatore:
SPRING SEMESTER 2012:
"For the past two months I have been working with a non-profit organization called Niños Sin Fronteras, also known as Children Without Borders. I have been given a special project, to advocate for a young girl who is in need, and my goal is to complete this project before I return home to the Un... Read more
May 22, 2012
Morgan State University in Oaxaca!
"1867, forever engraved as a milestone in American history and noted as the birth year of Morgan State University, has come and past as a great year. With it have been various legacies and traditions. It is always amazing to be recognized as the "first" anything! Studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad and Morgan State University's Spanish Professor, Dr. Lisa ... Read more
February 22, 2012
Here we find ourselves approaching the end of another amazing week in Costa Rica...waterfalls, ziplines, hot springs, and community service. http://picasaweb.google.com/solabroad/ArenalCommunityService Arenal was an amesome trip. We had some crazy horseback riding to get to the zip lines and then hours of fun zipping through the thick rainforest canopy. The hot springs that evening were a we... Read more