"Sol provides a great combination of academics, home stay, and excursions! The activities are well organized, the staff is very sincere and accommodating and the host families are great :) I would recommend this experience to anyone who is looking to go abroad and wants to learn and experience a lot in a short period of time. The greatest benefits of my trip was being immersed in the language and culture of Costa Rica. I loved staying with my host family and getting learn about them and their experiences, and also enjoyed connecting with the other students on the trip. This was a great way for me to improve my Spanish and learn more about Latin American culture. It definitely has encouraged me to reach outside my comfort zone and I will be planning more trips in the future as a result! "