At Sol Abroad our mission is very simple: to treat you the same way we wanted to be treated when we studied abroad. This approach makes us both a leader and an innovator in high school study abroad programs.
We provide you with a complete study abroad experience, including interactive Spanish language classes, unique travel excursions, and an array of cultural activities of lasting value. We’ve developed our High School Program based on nearly two decades of international experience and a passion for foreign cultures and languages.
In an increasingly globalizing world, we recognize the vital importance of cross-cultural understanding and have created our value-based educational program accordingly. Through our program you will cultivate relationships, language skills, and memories to last a lifetime. And while you are abroad, we will emphasize the importance of learning about the unique cultures and people in each of our specially selected program sites.
With Sol Abroad, you will experience a genuine cultural immersion through housing with carefully chosen local host families, quality Spanish classes, stimulating excursions, and some of the most rewarding cultural activities possible. We share your excitement and look forward to seeing you soon!
Sol Abroad Team
Onsite Directors & Staff
Sol Education Abroad recognizes the importance of knowledgeable, friendly, and welltrained onsite staff. Our onsite directors and staff are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to assist you with any needs. Our goal is to ensure you are as comfortable as possible while abroad.
Travel outings are fundamental and included in all programs. We carefully choose weekend excursions that allow you to discover more about the country in which you are studying. We select trips based on cultural and educational importance or sites of natural beauty. All entrance and transportation fees are always included.
Cultural activities are also an integral part of the Sol Education Abroad experience, providing you further exposure to the language and cultural facets of the country. Several cultural activities are planned each week; examples include cooking and dance classes, city tours, hiking and horseback rides, and much more!
Each of our programs involves homestay with a local host family. Living and sharing your experience abroad with a host family is one of the important highlights of studying overseas. In fact, this can be the most enriching and lasting aspect of studying in a foreign country. Many students often maintain relationships with their host families well beyond the conclusion of the program.Our host families make up an important part of our team. They are carefully selected and interviewed, and have extensive prior experience. (Academic Year programs do not include housing between semesters, but can be included for an additional cost).
Three meals a day are provided and these are a great way to spend time with your family and experience the local cuisine. We can accommodate any dietary requirement, such as kosher, vegan, and vegetarian. While traveling on weekend excursions, your host family will prepare you a snack or lunch. Your onsite director will inform you which meals will be included during your excursions.
Community Service & Volunteer Opportunities
We offer several unique volunteer opportunities at each site, such as assisting at nutrition centers, teaching English, or any other local service-oriented program. Community service is one of the best ways to give back to the community.
When you arrive at your study abroad destination, our onsite staff will provide you with a welcome orientation. This will cover important topics such as health, safety, academics, host families, and cultural awareness, and end with a tour of your host city. We will help you exchange money and get a phone card as well.
International Medical Insurance
Full medical insurance is included in your program fee.
Sol Education Abroad is always available to answer your questions and you will receive a country handbook to prepare you for your study abroad adventure! All members of our staff are bilingual and can provide information based on their own experiences abroad.
Ground transportation to and from your program city is included on the established travel dates.
Reception & Farewell Event
We welcome you to your host city with a reception meet other participants and your directors. And, of course, a farewell event is provided as a chance to say goodbye to friends and celebrate your new experience.
Interaction with locals is an important aspect of our language program. We strive to create cultural and language exchange opportunities at each of our sites.
To provide the best academic assistance possible to our students, onsite tutoring is available. We want to ensure that you maximize your academic experience while abroad.
You will receive a university transcript OR Spanish school certificate upon the completion of your program. Sol Education Abroad maintains an original document in our offices in the event that you need a copy in the future.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
We accept any financial aid or scholarships and will assist you with any necessary paperwork. For more information on the process and a complete list of scholarship opportunities, please our Scholarships Page SCHOLARHIPS page
Language Assessment Exam
Your language level is evaluated upon arrival at all program locations. We measure your ability by a written placement exam or an oral exam with local professors. The language assessment is intended to ensure you get the best Spanish training possible while attending our program. For some sites, a written placement exam may be given prior to your departure overseas.
Summer programs do not require visas. For semester programs, we will assist you in obtaining a student visa.
- Street: 503 Oakland Ave.
- City: Austin
- State: TX
- Postcode: 78703
- Country: United States
- Telephone: 512.380.1003