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The Sol Education Abroad Experience

This is a beautiful program that truly allowed me to become part of another culture in ways that I wouldn’t have imagined possible.

Introduction................................................................................................................ 3

Dear Student,

The 3 Most Common Questions .......................................................................... 3

Thank you for your interest in Sol Education Abroad!

Elsa Carette – New York University, New York, NY

Our Onsite Directors .................................................................................................. 6

What’s Included................................................................................................................. 4 University Credit & Academic Overview ......................................................... 4 Volunteer & Community Service ........................................................................... 5

Costa Rica (Heredia) ..................................................................................... 8 Homestay & Meals ......................................................................................................... 9 Excursions & Cultural Activities............................................................................... 9 Academic Overview & Classes ............................................................................ 10 Dates & Prices ............................................................................................................... 11

Spain (Granada)

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Homestay & Meals ...................................................................................................... 13 Excursions & Cultural Activities............................................................................ 13 Academic Overview & Classes ............................................................................ 14 Dates & Prices ............................................................................................................... 15

Argentina (Buenos Aires) ...................................................................... 16 Homestay & Meals ...................................................................................................... 17 Excursions & Cultural Activities............................................................................ 17 Academic Overview & Classes ............................................................................ 18 Dates & Prices ............................................................................................................... 19

Mexico (Oaxaca) ............................................................................................ 20 Homestay & Meals ...................................................................................................... 21 Excursions & Cultural Activities............................................................................ 21 Academic Overview & Classes ............................................................................ 22 Dates & Prices ............................................................................................................... 23

Faculty-Led Custom Programs ....................................................... 24 Student Testimonials ................................................................................................... 25 Policies ................................................................................................................................ 26 U.S. Universities our Students Attend ................................................................27 Apply Online!................................................................................................................... 27

All materials contained herein are copyright © Sol Education Abroad.

Our company mission is very simple: to treat you the same way we wanted to be treated when we studied abroad. We take pride in this hands-on, full-service approach, ensuring you an enriching, life-changing experience. It’s this unique approach that makes us both a leader and innovator in university study abroad programs. When you attend one of our programs, you can be assured of a world-class study abroad experience that includes high-quality interactive Spanish language and college credit classes, regular travel excursions, and an array of daily cultural activities of lasting value.Throughout your program, our talented onsite staff is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can feel confident and secure while abroad. We’ve developed our University Program based on nearly two decades of international experience and a passion for foreign cultures, language, and education. 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, gain language skills, and produce 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 Education Abroad, you will achieve a genuine cultural immersion through housing with carefully selected local host families, first-rate Spanish language and elective classes, stimulating excursions, and the most rewarding cultural activities possible. We share your excitement and look forward to seeing you soon! Hasta pronto!

The Sol Education Abroad Team

The 3 Most Common Questions 1) How will I pay for my study abroad program? Good question. Sol Education Abroad is among the most affordable study abroad programs! In fact, studying with us can be less expensive than studying at your home university. Our programs include everything: tuition, room & board with host family, onsite directors, excursions, cultural activities, medical insurance and much more! All financial aid is accepted and we’ll complete any paperwork your school requires. For a list of study abroad scholarships, please visit: www.soleducation.com/scholarships

2) Will I graduate on time? Yes, you may even graduate earlier! Spending a summer or semester with us is the academic equivalent of studying at a U.S. university. Our credits will fully transfer to any U.S. university so that you can graduate on time! And we will help you pre-approve your classes before your departure.

3) Am I eligible? Any student interested in the Spanish language and culture can apply. Our students range from complete Spanish beginners to fluent native speakers, no previous language background is required. Students from all majors are accepted and all subjects are offered, both in Spanish and English. We are looking for students who want to better their Spanish, have fun, and learn about another culture and themselves along the way.

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What’s Included (see website for full descriptions)

Classes in English

Health & Safety

In addition to offering classes in Spanish, we also offer an array of classes in English. This allows students of all majors & minors to study abroad on our programs. Please visit our website for a complete listing of classes and course descriptions.

One reason why students and families choose Sol Education Abroad is that we provide a safe, supervised program environment for you, our students. Our onsite directors and staff are available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If medical attention is needed while abroad, our onsite staff will accompany you to an appropriate facility. We only choose program locations that we deem completely safe and healthy, and this extra precaution ensures our students have a wonderful experience without worry.

• University Tuition & Fees

• Reception & Farewell Event

• Homestay (Room & Board)

• Financial Aid & Scholarships

Foreign transcripts are received by our office 6 - 8 weeks after the completion of your program. We keep a copy of all transcripts in case you need official copies at a later date and they can be mailed to you for a small fee.

• Onsite Directors & Staff

• Official Transcripts

We offer 3 academic paths that you can select and mix from:

A Typical Spanish Language Class

• Excursions

• Volunteer & Community Service

1) Spanish Language Classes

• Cultural Activities

• International Medical Insurance

2) Elective Classes (In Spanish or English)

Our Spanish language classes focus on communication, grammar, and culture, with a heavy emphasis on student participation. Classes are 3 to 4 hours long with a 30 minute break.

• Meals & Laundry

• Airport Transfers

3) Classes with Local Students (See Academic Areas of Study for each program site)

• Cell Phones

• Language Exchange

How do we assess your Spanish language level?

• Books (summer only)

• Student Visa Assistance

• Program Orientation

• Tutoring

You will receive a language assessment upon arrival in your host country via a written and oral placement exam.

• Pre-departure Advising

• Language Assessment Exam

University Credit Credit earned through our program will transfer to your university degree. Upon completion, we will mail your university an official foreign university transcript in a sealed envelope with a translated cover letter. We’ll also email a copy to you for your records. If you are a university student, we recommend you get your courses pre-approved with a faculty advisor to ensure your courses will transfer.The foreign coursework you complete is measured in classroom contact hours. A contact hour is the unit of measurement that is used by U.S. & Canadian universities to determine credit. 15 classroom contact hours = 1 semester credit 10 classroom contact hours = 1 quarter credit

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Spanish Language Levels Beginner I: Beginner II: Intermediate I: Intermediate II: Advanced I: Advanced II: Superior I: Superior II:

Requires no previous Spanish study. At least 1 semester or 1 year of Spanish study. At least 1 year of Spanish study. At least 1 to 2 years of Spanish study. At least 2 years of Spanish study. At least 2 to 3 years of Spanish study. At least 3 to 4 years of Spanish study. At least 4 to 5 years of Spanish study.

Each student’s language needs are different, so we will ensure you are placed in the appropriate class. If you feel your class is too easy or too difficult, your director will help you change classes.

Where will I study? We partner with the most prestigious local universities. The schools of record are: Argentina Program: The University of Belgrano Costa Rica Program: Latin University of Costa Rica Mexico Program: The University of Oaxaca Spain Program: The University of Granada

Volunteer & Community Service Our programs include optional community service activities.There’s no better way to give back and develop a deep cultural understanding than by doing community service work. We will provide you and your school with an official letter defining the projects and hours that you complete. We can accommodate special requests for volunteer placements while on our programs. Popular volunteer projects include:

Academic Advising

• Teaching English • Park Beautification • Working with Children

Every university & college has its own study abroad process to follow, therefore always make sure you meet with your study abroad office on campus. Many schools have required meetings that you must attend or their own internal application that you must complete. Whenever you apply to our program we will alert your study abroad office that you have been accepted in order to make sure you are following their correct procedures. We will also provide you with detailed course syllabi outlining the course description and contact hours of the classes you plan to take, so you can have your classes pre-approved by your Academic Advisor. If you are not interested in receiving credit and are just going for the enrichment experience then you should not need to worry about this step. Either way, all of our participants will receive an official transcript outlying their coursework and grades received. If you are unsure of the process at your university just ask us!

• Community Development • Recycling Projects • Conservation

Where do I fly into? Flight Arrival Information: Argentina Program: Fly into Buenos Aires (Ezeiza Intl. – Airport Code “EZE”) Costa Rica Program: Fly into San José (Juan Santamaría Intl. – Airport Code “SJO”) Mexico Program: Fly into Oaxaca City (Xoxocotlan Intl. – Airport Code “OAX”) Spain Program: Fly into Granada (Federico García Lorca - Airport Code “GRX”)

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Our Directors & Advisors - Argentina

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Our Directors & Advisors - Mexico

Our Directors & Advisors - Costa Rica

Our Directors & Advisors - Spain

Raúl de la Mano

Layla Meerloo

Janiva Cifuentes-Hiss

Germán Casado

Raúl is a native of Buenos Aires (a porteño). His greatest passion is sharing his hometown with others. Raúl is a natural guide and has worked in tourism for most of his adult life. Before joining the SOL team Raúl worked for five-star hotels as well as small luxury hotels in the city to provide guide services for guests. He also leads volunteer programs for international organizations working as a guide and interpreter. Raúl is the proud father of three children.

Layla was born in London. Her grandfather is from Spain and after completing her degree in Social Anthropology at the University of Manchester in England she moved to Valencia, Spain to teach and to improve her Spanish skills. Her interest in Spanish led her to Cuba and later to pursue a job in Mexico. She arrived to Oaxaca in 2005 to work in remote indigenous villages teaching English at local schools and working on community development projects.

A graduate of Pomona College in Latin American Studies, Janiva has dedicated her career to leading life-changing journeys throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Over the past five years Janiva has led study abroad and volunteer programs in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Guatemala, Honduras, Ecuador, Peru, Argentina and Spain. Janiva is also an accomplished writer and independent video producer and has made several documentary films.

Germán grew up near Granada and holds a Master’s Degree in Translation & Interpretation (English, French, & Italian) from the prestigious University of Granada. He has studied and lived in France, Belgium and Italy. He combines his work as a study abroad director with leading hiking trips to the Alps and the Atlas mountains. Germán is skilled at rock climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, skiing and roller blading.

Alexia Zamparo

Justine Standaert

Jessenia Saborio

Nuria Sánchez

Alexia is a native porteña and has studied drama since her early teens. Alexia has lived and traveled all over Europe performing in festivals. In Buenos Aires she splits her time between her work with study abroad groups and acting and also teaches Spanish. Alexia loves art, nature and spending time with people from all over the world. She will show you all that Argentina has to offer!

Justine is originally from Belgium and as a teenager studied abroad in Oaxaca.This was a life changing experience! While in Mexico, she learned Spanish, how to make hammocks, was taught songs in the Zapotec language, and learned to cook traditional dishes. Justine completed her university studies in Belgium and Spain as an Erasmus student and then moved back to Oaxaca where she secured a position teaching English and French to children.

Jessenia (Jesse) is a native Costa Rican and has worked in tourism since 2004. She has a degree in Sustainable Tourism Management and is now completing a degree in Education. Jesse has worked with groups from all over the world and in every region of Costa Rica. She is First Aid & Red Cross certified. Jesse has worked in environmental education and rural tourism. Nobody knows Costa Rica better and she will make sure you have the best experience possible!

Nuria was born near the English colony of Gibraltar. She has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science from the University of Granada. She is passionate about languages and speaks English, Turkish & Italian. She lived for a year in Turkey and six months in Padua, Italy. Nuria works extensively in tourism and works as a guide in Spain & Morocco. Her other interests include painting, theater, film, sports, environmental volunteering, and music.

Rodrigo de la Mano

Esteban Lardone

María Molina

Liliana Jones

Rodrigo was born and raised in Buenos Aires. He has a degree in Electrical Engineering and is finishing his second degree in Agriculture Engineering at the University of Buenos. He loves music & plays drums in a samba reggae band. He is a very passionate cyclist and hiker and loves travelling to Patagonia and the majestic mountains of his native Argentina. Nobody will show you Argentina better than Rodrigo!.

Esteban was born in Patagonia, southern Argentina. He attended high school in Norway and Mexico and attended the University of Texas at Austin obtaining degrees in Management Information Systems and Business. Upon graduating, Esteban worked for several years in the corporate tech environment, but increasing travel to various parts of the globe saw him eventually transition from the cubicle life to pursue a career in study abroad programs.

María Molina grew up in the highland town of Atenas, Costa Rica. Her degree is in Tourism & Business Administration. In order to improve her English, she worked with an Au Pair program and lived for a year near Baltimore, MD. In her free time María loves studying languages, dancing, and reading Latin American Literature. She also is passionate about ecological conservation and is a member of Apreflofas, a non-profit dedicated to the conservation of land & wildlife.

Liliana is a true traveler, born in Montana and raised in Washington State she studied abroad in Granada, Spain while in college and enrolled in classes with Spaniards. After working at Texas State University Office of Study Abroad she returned to Spain to teach English in Cádiz. Liliana loves people and studying the aspects of how cultures interact, speak, laugh, play, travel, and live. Her hobbies include running, soccer, creative writing and good coffee!

Christian Martínez

Soledad Zamora

Alexandria Tomayko

Brent Hunter

Christian was born and raised in Buenos Aires. He studied abroad in Finland which was the start to his career in international education and tourism. Christian loves working with international students and is a certified Spanish teacher and is also an accomplished musician. He plays three different types of percussion and plays tango and bossa nova music. Christian also manages tango dancers and groups, and organizes live shows and tours.

Soledad Zamora, or Sol, was born in Mexico City but raised in Oaxaca. She has a degree as an English Teacher from the University of Oaxaca and studied abroad at Kalamazoo College in Michigan & in Bremen, Germany where she studied Sociolinguistics, Language & Culture. Besides her work as a director she works for a prestigious Contemporary Art Gallery in Oaxaca as an interpreter.

Alexandria (Alex) was born in Fort Worth, Texas but moved to Costa Rica at a young age. She studies Business & Hospitality at the Latin University and serves on Student Council. Alex is also very active on campus, organizing many community service & volunteer projects for our students. She is passionate about community service and volunteering and has worked as an interpreter for international volunteer programs.

Brent was raised in Brenham, a small town in central Texas. At the University of Texas at Austin, he majored in Field Biology & Spanish Linguistics and has an MBA in International Business from St. Edward’s University. Brent has worked for many years now as an overseas program director for student groups in Mexico, Costa Rica & Spain. Brent’s other interests include hiking, rock climbing, yoga, biking, art, and reading contemporary Spanish literature.

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Costa Rica

This program is a blast! You learn more culturally, academically, and environmentally than you could possibly imagine.

Erica Allseitz — The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX

Study Abroad in Heredia, Costa Rica

Included Excursions

Costa Rica

Arenal Volcano, Hot Springs, Rain Forest Zipline & La Fortuna Waterfall

Learn Spanish in Costa Rica, one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Discover a country of friendly people and breathtaking scenery.The mountainous landscape is dotted with volcanoes, cascading waterfalls, and rushing rivers. Costa Rica is situated between two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, giving it miles of stunning seashore that supports an amazing array of sea life. It is considered one of the best places in the world to study Spanish due to the clear and enjoyable accent of its inhabitants.

Experience the natural beauty of an active volcano and soak in the exotic hot springs. Horseback through the rain forest and feel the rush of a zipline.

Heredia

Explore an active volcano at Poás Volcano National Park and hike to the edge of the world’s widest crater.

You will live in the cool highlands of Costa Rica in the beautiful city of Heredia, known as the “City of Flowers”. Heredia is located only 20 minutes from the capital city of San José, yet retains the atmosphere of a smaller Costa Rican town. Heredia provides a wonderful mix of old and new and is the perfect place to study Spanish and explore Costa Rica.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAM LOCATION

Heredia, Costa Rica

UNIVERSITY

Latin University of Costa Rica

CREDITS

Summer (3 credit hours / 4 quarter units) Semester (15 credit hours / 22 quarter units) Winter Break (3 credit hours / 4 quarter units)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Spanish

HOUSING

Homestay, 3 meals per day, laundry

EXCURSIONS

Included (see list on next page)

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Included (see list on next page)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Yes

PROGRAM DATES

Summer, Semester, Winter Session, Spring Break, Academic Year

ELIGIBILITY

No language background required. All majors are accepted.

Latin University of Costa Rica This private, fully accredited university was founded in 1986. It has a full range of degrees for students that come from all over the world. The university is located on a spacious campus set amongst pine trees and abundant green space for studying outside and intramural sports. First-rate academics combined with a beautiful locale make the Latin University of Costa Rica a world-class location for study abroad.

Housing (Homestay, Residence Hall or Apartment) There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch & dinner with your family.You may also choose to live in one of our residence halls or an apartment.

Pacific Beach (Manual Antonio National Park) Get up close and personal with white-faced monkeys, sloths, and relax on pristine beaches.

Poás Volcano National Park & Hike

White-Water Rafting Experience the rush of white-water rafting through Costa Rica’s tropical landscapes.

San José City Tour Tour the historical capital city of Costa Rica and visit its many historical landmarks.

Nicaragua or Panama (included in semester programs, no additional fees!) Get off the beaten path, and travel to one of Costa Rica’s beautiful neighbors and experience the life and culture of another Central American country.

Monteverde Cloud Forest & Rain Forest Zipline (Faculty-Led Programs) Hike in the verdant cloud forest of Monteverde and do a zipline tour.

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Cultural Activities

Semester & Academic Year Programs

Dates & Prices*

We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Costa Rica and Heredia.

College Credit: 15 credit hours or 22 quarter units

All programs include full tuition, homestay room & board, excursions, cultural activities, director support, medical insurance & much more! See page 4 for list. Flexible dates! We can accommodate your dates if you need to leave early or arrive on a different date.

• Coffee Tour • Soccer Matches • Theater Performance • Photography Class

• Traditional Cooking Classes • Movie Night • City Tours • Spa Retreat

• Yoga & Dance Classes • Art Classes • Hiking • Festivals & Market Day

Volunteer & Community Service

Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 4 Spanish Language Classes - taught in consecutive order - up to 240 contact hrs) Option 2 - Classes with Locals & Intensive Spanish Language (choose up to 5 Classes with Locals & Spanish Language Classes - 225 contact hrs) Option 3 - Classes with Locals (choose up to 5 Classes with Locals - 225 contact hrs)

Spanish Language & Elective Classes Each class is 45 classroom contact hours, beginner classes can be up to 75 contact hours

Earn practical experience, improve your Spanish skills, and prepare for your career decisions after college. We can place you in a volunteer position in your field of study or interest. You can even travel abroad with us to just volunteer or intern rather than taking classes.

Beginner I Beginner II

Intermediate I Intermediate II

Advanced I Advanced II

Latin American Literature Latin Am. Civ & Culture

Classes with Locals (Costa Rican students) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours

Courses

Departments (hundreds of classes to choose from, contact us for full course listings):

Full course descriptions are available online at www.soleducation.com/costarica

Law Business Education Pharmacy Journalism Psychology

Summer & Winter Break Programs College Credit: 3 to 5 credit hours or 4 to 7 quarter units Option 1 - choose 1 Spanish Language or Elective Class (choose 1 Spanish Language Class - up to 75 contact hrs)

Each class is 45 classroom contact hours, beginner classes can be up to 75 contact hours Beginner I Beginner II

Intermediate I Intermediate II

Advanced I Advanced II

Latin American Literature Latin Am. Civ & Culture

Engineering Technology Mathematics Graphic Design Public Relations Natural Sciences

Communications Social Sciences International Studies Nursing & Public Health Liberal Arts & Humanities Hotel Management

SUMMER I

SUMMER II

SUMMER III

SUMMER IV

SUMMER V

Mid May - Early June

Early June - Late June

Late June - Mid July

Mid July - Early Aug

Early Aug - Late Aug

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (3 weeks)

BACK to BACK Summer Sessions Stay 2 Summer Sessions (6 weeks) - 2 Spanish Classes

$3,750

Stay 3 Summer Sessions (9 weeks) - 3 Spanish Classes

$4,950

Stay 4 Summer Sessions (12 weeks) - 4 Spanish Classes

$6,895

Stay 5 Summer Sessions (15 weeks) - 5 Spanish Classes

$7,650

Classes with Locals (Summer Classes with Costa Rican Students) Mid May - Mid August (15 weeks)

$6,995

SEMESTER & YEAR PROGRAMS FALL SEMESTER Early September - Mid December

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives

$7,995

Early September - Mid December

Classes with Locals

$7,995

Early January - Late April

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives

$7,995

Early January - Late April

Classes with Locals

$7,995

All Academic Options Available

$14,995

SPRING SEMESTER

Cultural Classes Each class is 45 classroom contact hours Yoga Soccer

SUMMER PROGRAMS

Painting Taekwondo

Photography Karate

Drawing & Watercolor Theater Workshop

ACADEMIC YEAR Early September - Late April

INTENSIVE SPANISH PROGRAM (includes everything except excursions) 1, 2, 3 WEEKS OR 1 MONTH (available during non-summer months) $995 (1 week)

$1,895 (2 weeks)

$2,395 (3 weeks)

$2,950 (1 month)

Spring break & Faculty-Led CUSTOM Programs Affordable 1 to 2 week packages. Start any Saturday! $995 (1 week)

$1,895 (2 weeks)

WINTER BREAK PROGRAMS Affordable 2 to 3 week packages! (Choose 1 Spanish Language Class) Late December - Mid January

Early January - Mid January

Early January - Late January

$2,895 (3 weeks)

$2,495 (2 weeks)

$2,895 (3 weeks)

* Please visit our website at www.soleducation.com for latest dates and prices.

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Spain

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

I have fallen in love with Granada and I can’t wait to come back! It has opened my eyes to the way people live in other cultures. Come with an open mind, come prepared to grow. Jane Adolph – St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX

PROGRAM LOCATION

Granada, Spain

UNIVERSITY

University of Granada

CREDITS

Summer (6 credit hours / 9 quarter units) Semester (15 credit hours / 22 quarter units) Winter Break (3 credit hours / 4 quarter units)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Spanish, English

HOUSING

Homestay, 3 meals per day, laundry

EXCURSIONS

Included (see list on next page)

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Included (see list on next page)

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Yes (semester & academic year)

PROGRAM DATES

Summer, Semester, Winter Session, Spring Break, Academic Year

ELIGIBILITY

No language background required. All majors are accepted.

Study Abroad in Granada, Spain

Included Excursions

Spain

Costa del Sol Beaches (Nerja)

Spain is a country of fascinating diversity, visible in its people, its countryside, and its profound history. The variety of cultures that have influenced Spain include the Romans, Moors, and Gypsies. While living in Spain, you will learn about the diversity of cultures the country offers. Come experience the fascination and intrigue of Spain!

Explore intimate beaches, tucked amongst cliffs and rocks jutting from the sea.

Granada

Mediterranean Beaches (Málaga)

Learn Spanish in the vibrant city of Granada! Explore the narrow, cobblestone streets of the former Muslim quarter, full of Moroccan tea houses and shops. Wander the passageways of the Alhambra or enter the white-washed caves of the Gypsies and experience the passion of a flamenco performance. Stroll Granada’s historic streets, lined with Europe’s top fashion stores. In addition to the mysteries and intrigue of the city, the Sierra Nevada Mountains provide an impressive backdrop to all that Granada has to offer.

University of Granada Study at the prestigious University of Granada’s CLM (Center of Modern Languages), founded in 1531, and located in one of the city’s most historic neighborhoods. Walking to class you will pass through winding cobblestone streets and hidden plazas. Spanish classes are taught in historic buildings dating to the 16th century. The university provides many opportunities outside of the classroom to practice Spanish with both locals and students from around the world.

Housing (Homestay, Residence Hall or Apartment) There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families .You will have breakfast, lunch & dinner with your family.You may also choose to live in one of our residence halls or an apartment.

Sierra Nevada Mountain Villages (Las Alpujarras) Hike in the high Sierra Nevada Mountains and explore the lost villages of the Moors. Visit the golden beaches of the Mediterranean and relax in the deep, blue waters.

Alhambra Palace Explore the exotic Alhambra, the ancient palace of the Sultans.

Sevilla & Córdoba (Summer 1 & Semester Programs) Tour two of the most historic cities in Europe. Sevilla is the artistic and cultural capital of southern Spain and Córdoba is home to Spain’s most famous Moorish mosque.

Cultural Activities We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of southern Spain. • Flamenco Dance Classes • City Tours • Horseback Riding • Theater Night

• Granada Cathedrals Tour • Bike Tours • Food Tasting • Hiking

• Arabic Baths • Flamenco Performances • Arabic Tea Houses • Museum Visits & Festivals

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Internships

Semester & Academic Year Programs

Dates & Prices*

Earn practical experience, improve your Spanish skills, and prepare for your career decisions after college. Choose an internship with a company, educational institution or NGO (offered during the semester or academic year).

College Credit: 15 credit hours or 22 quarter units (each class is 45 contact hours)

All programs include full tuition, homestay room & board, excursions, cultural activities, director support, medical insurance & much more! See page 4 for full list.

Courses

Electives (taught in Spanish or English) for students of all levels

Full course descriptions are available online at www.soleducation.com/spain

Summer & Winter Break Programs College Credit: 6 credit hours or 8 quarter units (each option is up to 90 classroom contact hours. Intermediate & Advanced classes will count as 2 classes at your home university) Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 2 Spanish Language Classes) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose 1 Spanish Language & 1 Elective) Option 3 - Electives (choose to 2 Elective Classes)

Spanish Language Classes (taught year-round) Beginner I Beginner II

Intermediate I Intermediate II

Advanced I Advanced II

Elective Classes (summer & winter break programs) History of Spain Spanish Literature Varieties of Spanish Geography of Spain Spanish Art History

Business Spanish Medical Spanish Islamic Culture in Spain Tourism Spanish Latin American Literature Hispanic Studies Spanish Civilization & Culture Latin American Civilization & Culture

Modern Language Electives (taught year-round) Arabic French German

Superior I Superior II

Italian Catalan Chinese

Japanese Portuguese Russian

Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 4 Spanish Language Classes - 350 contact hours) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose classes - 225 contact hours) History of Spain Spanish Literature Spanish Art History Geography of Spain Islamic Culture in Spain

The Arab World & the West Spanish Civilization & Culture Spanish & Latin American Economics Latin American Civilization & Culture Political System of Spain & the EU

Electives (taught in Spanish) for intermediate, advanced students or heritage speakers Linguistics Geography of Spain Spanish Grammar History of America Varieties of Spanish Speaking & Writing Andalusian Heritage Islamic Culture in Spain Latin American Literature Spanish Theater History of Spanish Music History of Spanish Cinema Traditional Music History & Art of Flamenco Business Spanish Politics & Government in Spain Women in Spanish Literature

Teaching English to Spanish Speakers Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language Economy & Business in Spain & Latin America Health, Ecology & Environment in Spain Society & Politics in Modern Spain Spanish Art (Contemporary) Spanish Art (Antiquity to Renaissance) Spanish Art (Baroque-Present Day) Spanish History (Modern Age) Spanish History (Franco to Present Day) Spanish Literature (Renaissance & Baroque) Spanish Literature (up to the 19th century) Spanish Literature (19th-20th century) Spanish Literature (20th Century) Spanish Literature (Enlightenment & Romanticism) Translation from English to Spanish History & Culture of Jewish Communities in Spain

Flexible dates! We can accommodate your dates if you need to leave early or arrive on a different date. SUMMER PROGRAMS SUMMER I

SUMMER II

June

July

$3,195 (2 wks)

$3,995 (4 wks)

$3,550 (3 wks)

SUMMER III August $3,995 (4 wks)

$3,550 (3 wks)

$4,295 (5 wks)

BACK to BACK Summer Sessions Stay 2 Summers Sessions (8 weeks)

Stay 3 Summers Sessions (12 weeks)

Stay extra weeks (cost per week)

$6,995

$8,995

$995

SEMESTER & YEAR PROGRAMS FALL SEMESTER Late September - Mid December

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives

$9,495

Late August - Mid December

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives (includes 1 month of Intensive Spanish Language)

$10,995

Late January - Mid May

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives

$9,495

Early January - Mid May

Intensive Spanish Language OR Spanish Language & Electives (includes 1 month of Intensive Spanish Language)

$10,995

All Academic Options Available

$18,995

SPRING SEMESTER

ACADEMIC YEAR Late August - Mid May

INTENSIVE SPANISH PROGRAM (includes everything except excursions) 1, 2, 3 WEEKS OR 1 MONTH (available during non-summer months) $1,495 (1 week)

$1,995 (2 weeks)

$2,495 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (1 month)

Spring break & Faculty-Led CUSTOM Programs Affordable 1 to 3 week packages! Start any Saturday! $1,495 (1 week)

$1,945 (2 weeks)

$2,645 (3 weeks)

WINTER BREAK PROGRAMS ** Affordable 2 to 3 week packages! (Choose 1 Spanish Language Class) Early Dec - Mid Dec

Late Dec - Mid Jan

Early Jan - Mid Jan

Early Jan - Late Jan

$2,795 (3 weeks)

$2,795 (3 weeks)

$2,395 (2 weeks)

$2,795 (3 weeks)

* Please visit our website at www.soleducation.com for latest dates and prices. ** Winter Break programs are taught at IMSOL (Instituto Mediterraneo Sol, accredited by the University of Alcalรก).

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Argentina Study Abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Included Excursions

Learn Spanish in the most fascinating country in South America! This vast South American country is home to landscapes ranging from the wild and remote Patagonia in the south to the lively, legendary city of Buenos Aires in the center and to the verdant rain forests of Iguazú Falls to the north. With such varied landscapes and cultural influences, Argentina promises a rich experience for study abroad.

Visit the world’s widest waterfall and one of the most impressive natural wonders.

Argentina

Buenos Aires

I can’t believe how much we did for such a great price! The people at Sol care about their students. They want to see that everyone has fun, is safe, and gets the most from their experience.

Andrea Flores — UC Davis, Davis, CA

Buenos Aires is the most beautiful city in all of Latin America due to its vibrant culture and heavy European influence. Wander the bustling streets and grand avenues of the city and then explore the numerous historic neighborhoods. Experience the enchanting nightlife that the cosmopolitan city is famous for: tango clubs, cafés and world-class theaters. This is the ideal program for students interested in Spanish immersion and living in Argentina.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAM LOCATION

Buenos Aires, Argentina

University of Belgrano

UNIVERSITY

University of Belgrano

CREDITS

Summer (6 credit hours / 10 quarter units) Semester (15 credit hours / 22 quarter units) Winter Break (3 credit hours / 4 quarter units)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Spanish, English

HOUSING

Homestay, 2 meals per day

Study at this prestigious private university founded in 1964 and located in one of the best neighborhoods in Buenos Aires. Study Spanish with students from all over the world at Belgrano’s state of the art facilities. Classes are taught in Spanish or English. Porteños (people from Buenos Aires) have a very distinct Spanish accent, due to their Italian heritage. Learning Spanish in Argentina will prepare you for speaking Spanish anywhere.

EXCURSIONS

Included (see list on next page)

Housing (Homestay, Residence Hall or Apartment)

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Included (see list on next page)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Yes

PROGRAM DATES

Summer, Semester, Winter Session, Spring Break, Academic Year

There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with one of our carefully selected local host families. You may also choose to live in one of our residence halls or an apartment. Full room and board is included.

ELIGIBILITY

No language background required. All majors are accepted.

Iguazú Falls & Rain Forest Colonia, Uruguay Visit the historical Uruguayan town of Colonia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colony, dating to the 17th century.

El Tigre River Boat Ride & Old Market Cruise the mystical Río de la Plata, the widest river in the world, passing countless islands covered with beautiful vegetation and rich in wildlife.

Argentine Cowboy (Gaucho) Ranch Escape to the Pampas plains, the land of the Argentine cowboy, and spend a weekend on a gaucho ranch. Go horseback riding and experience a real asado (Argentinean BBQ).

Beach & Mar de Plata (semester only, optional) Argentina has miles of beautiful coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Spend the day relaxing in the sun, bathing in the tranquil waters of the Atlantic, and strolling along the beach.

Cultural Activities We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Argentina and Buenos Aires. • Tango Performances • Soccer Matches • Theater Night • Salsa & Merengue Classes • Tango Dance Classes • Festivals • City Tours & Museum Visits • Traditional Cooking Classes • Yoga Classes

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Volunteer & Community Service Earn practical experience, improve your Spanish skills, and prepare for your career decisions after college. We can place you in a volunteer position in your field of study or interest. You can even travel abroad with us to just volunteer or intern.

Courses Full course descriptions are available online at www.soleducation.com/argentina

Summer Programs College Credit: 6 credit hours or 9 quarter units Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 2 Spanish Language Classes 90 contact hours) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose 1 Spanish Class & 1 Elective 90 hrs) Option 3 - Electives (choose 2 Electives 90 contact hours) Beginner I Intermediate I Advanced I Beginner II Intermediate II Advanced II Eva Per贸n Borges & Cort谩zar Human Rights in Argentina Latin American History Tango: Argentine Identity Neoliberalism & Latin America

Winter Break Programs College Credit: up to 6 credit hours or 9 quarter units. Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language or Electives (choose 1 class)

Semester & Academic Year Programs College Credit: 15 credit hours or 22 quarter units Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 4 Spanish Language Classes - 210 contact hours) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose up to 5 classes - 225 hours) Option 3 - Classes with Locals, Spanish Language & Electives (up to 5 classes - 225 contact hrs)

Spanish Language Levels Beginner I Beginner II

Intermediate I Intermediate II

Advanced I Advanced II

Electives (taught in Spanish) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours Ethics Gender Studies Social Economy in Latin America Latin American Film Spanish Composition Argentine Literature Latin American Political Thought Latin American Literature Argentina: Open Society Argentine Cultural Studies Portuguese

Political History of Argentina Economic History of Argentina Latin American Cultural Studies Contemporary Argentine Art 20th Century Latin American History Urban Planning: Latin American Cities Tango: the Expression of Buenos Aires Latin America in the Global Economy Political Systems: Latin American Populism Narratives of the Monstrous in Latin America Latin American Economic History

Electives (taught in English) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours Argentine Economy International Business Gender in Latin America History of Latin America Political & Social Change

U.S. - Latin American Relations Social Economy in Latin America Latin America in Global Economy Jorge Luis Borges:Visions of Culture & Knowledge Argentina:The Making of a Country through its Literature

Classes with Locals (Argentine students) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours Departments (hundreds of classes to choose from, contact us for full course listings): Law Education Business & Economics Pharmacy Journalism Psychology Technology

Engineering Architecture Mathematics Graphic Design Public Relations Natural Sciences Social Sciences

Communications Humanities Psychology & Sociology Health Sciences International Studies Public Relations Nursing & Public Health Liberal Arts & Humanities Hotel Management Restaurant Management

Dates & Prices* All programs include full tuition, homestay room & board, excursions, cultural activities, director support, medical insurance & much more! See page 4 for full list. Flexible dates! We can accommodate your dates if you need to leave early or arrive on a different date. SUMMER PROGRAMS SUMMER I

SUMMER IIa

SUMMER IIb

SUMMER III

Late May-Late June

Late June-Late July

Late June-Late July

Late July-Mid Aug

$3,795 (4 weeks)

$3,795 (4 weeks)

$4,495 (5 weeks)

$3,795 (4 weeks)

BACK to BACK Summer Sessions Stay 2 Summer Sessions (8 weeks)

Stay 3 Summer Sessions (12 weeks)

Stay extra weeks (cost per week)

$6,395

$8,395

$995

SEMESTER & YEAR PROGRAMS SPRING

FALL

Feb - May

Aug - Dec

Academic Option Intensive Spanish Language

$8,695

Mar - June

July - Nov

Spanish Language & Electives

$9,650

Mar - July

July - Nov

Classes with Locals

$10,250

Jan - May

July - Dec

Intensive Spanish Language (includes 1 extra month of Intensive Spanish)

$10,440

Feb - June

June - Nov

Spanish Language & Electives (includes 1 extra month of Intensive Spanish)

$11,395

Feb - July

June - Nov

Classes with Locals (includes 1 extra month of Intensive Spanish)

$11,995

Late August - Mid June

All Academic Options

$17,295

Late February - Late November

All Academic Options (includes 1 extra month of Intensive Spanish Language)

$18,795

ACADEMIC YEAR

INTENSIVE SPANISH PROGRAM (includes everything except excursions) 1, 2, 3 WEEKS OR 1 MONTH (available during non-summer months) $1,495 (1 week)

$1,995 (2 weeks)

$2,495 (3 weeks)

$2,995 (1 month)

spring break & Faculty-Led CUSTOM Programs Affordable 1 to 2 week packages. Start any Saturday! $1,495 (1 week)

$1,995 (2 weeks)

WINTER BREAK PROGRAMS (summer in Argentina!)** Affordable 2, 3 & 4 week packages! (Choose 1 to 2 Spanish Language Class) Late Dec - Mid Jan

Early Jan - Mid Jan

Early Jan - Late Jan

Early Jan - Early Feb

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$2,495 (2 weeks)

$2,995 (3 weeks)

$3,495 (4 weeks)

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Mexico Study Abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca is on the U.S. Department of State Travel Safe List. Sol Education Abroad is one of the few study abroad providers that has not left Mexico, because we feel Oaxaca City is safe and is an incredible study abroad destination. We continue to have a full staff and our office there. We also feel it is important to continue to support the Mexican people. Please visit the US. Department of State Travel Safe List at www.travel.state.gov

Mexico

A land of snow-capped volcanoes, expansive deserts, cool cloud forests, and the beauty of two coastlines, the Pacific Ocean & the Caribbean Sea, Mexico is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world. Explore indigenous villages and stroll through colonial cities with their welcoming plazas and inspiring architecture. Discover the ancient past of the pre-Hispanic cultures, such as the Maya and the Aztec, still alive today. Mexico is a perfect destination to study Spanish and explore a unique Latin American country.

This experience made Spanish a more natural thing for me. I’m no longer self-conscious to speak or ask for help.

Danielle Costanza – University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Oaxaca PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS PROGRAM LOCATION

Oaxaca, Mexico

UNIVERSITY

University of Oaxaca, MesoAmerican University

CREDITS

Summer (6 credit hours / 9 quarter units) Semester (15 credit hours / 22 quarter units) Winter Break (3 credit hours / 4 quarter units)

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION

Spanish

HOUSING

Homestay, 3 meals per day

EXCURSIONS

Included (see list on next page)

CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Included (see list on next page)

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Yes

PROGRAM DATES

Summer, Semester, Winter Session, Spring Break, Academic Year

ELIGIBILITY

No language background required. All majors are accepted.

Study Spanish in the fascinating colonial city of Oaxaca. Experience the charms of this highland locale surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Oaxaca is an ideal location for language immersion and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area. The friendly people of Oaxaca possess an unmatched hospitality.

University of Oaxaca Study at one of the oldest universities in Mexico (est. 1827), located in the historic center of Oaxaca and only a few blocks south of the famous Zócalo (central plaza). Classes are taught in Spanish or English.The university has a relaxed atmosphere and modern facilities that include a spacious library, computer lab and comfortable classrooms.Take advantage of our intercambios, daily langauge exchange programs with local Mexican university students.

Housing (Homestay, Residence Hall or Apartment)There is no better way to improve your Spanish and learn more about the culture than by living with our carefully selected local host families. You will have breakfast, lunch & dinner with your family. You may also choose to live in one of our residence halls or an apartment.

Included Excursions Pacific Beach Trip (Bahías de Huatulco) Explore the pristine beaches on the Pacific Coast with its thousands of small bays.

Monte Albán Pre-Hispanic Ruins Explore Monte Albán, one of the world’s most impressive archeological sites.

Mountain Springs (Hierve el Agua) Soak in the soothing waters of these natural springs in use for over 2,500 years.

Sierra Norte Mountains Hiking Trip & Zipline Hike the cloud forests and indigenous villages of the Sierra Norte Mountains.

Mitla Pyramids, Teotitlán Artisan Village, & Ancient El Tule Tree Visit Mitla, the ancient Zapotec city known as “The Place of the Dead”,Teotitlán del Valle, a Zapotec village known for it’s time-honored tradition of hand-woven rugs, and the El Tule tree, over 3,000 years old, this tree is the largest biomass on the planet.

Cultural Activities We organize cultural activities for the weekday afternoons. These activities are designed to accentuate the unique character of Mexico and Oaxaca. • Museum Visits • Dance Classes • Guelaguetza Folk Dance

• Traditional Markets • Traditional Cooking Class • Yoga Classes

• Art Classes & Galleries • Pottery Class • Organic Food Market

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Volunteer & Community Service

Electives (taught in Spanish) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours

Earn practical experience, improve your Spanish skills, and prepare for your career decisions after college. We can place you in a volunteer position in your field of study or interest. You can even travel abroad with us to just volunteer or intern rather than taking classes.

Screen Writing

Latin American Poetry

Painting I & II

Advanced Composition

Drawing I & II

History of Mesoamerica

Medical Spanish

Mexican Woman Writers

Courses

Creative Writing

Human Rights in Mexico

Mexican Cinema

Latin American Literature

Mexican Theater

Mexican Civilization and Culture

Mexican History

Mexican Literature 20th Century

College Credit: 6 credit hours or 9 quarter units

Business Spanish

Narrative of the Mexican Revolution

Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 2 Spanish Language Classes 90 contact hours) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose 1 Spanish Class & 1 Elective 90 hrs) Option 3 - Electives (choose 2 Electives 90 contact hours)

Mexican Economy

Mexican Poetry of the 20th Century

Mexican Literature

Contemporary Mexican Women Writers

Mexican Art History

Mexico-US Relations: 19th and 20th century

Semester & Academic Year Programs

Mexican Short Story

Contemporary Mexican Women Film Directors

Full course descriptions are available online at www.soleducation.com/mexico

Summer & Winter Break Programs

College Credit: 15 credit hours or 22 quarter units Option 1 - Intensive Spanish Language (choose 5 Spanish Language Classes - 285 contact hours) Option 2 - Intensive Spanish Language & Electives (choose up to 5 classes - 225 contact hours) Option 3 - Electives (choose up to 5 classes - 225 contact hours)

Spanish Language Classes Each class is 45 classroom contact hours, beginner classes can be up to 75 contact hours Beginner I Beginner II

Intermediate I Intermediate II

Advanced I Advanced II

Dates & Prices* All programs include full tuition, homestay room & board, excursions, cultural activities, director support, medical insurance & much more! See page 4 for full list. Flexible dates! We can accommodate your dates if you need to leave early or arrive on a different date. SUMMER PROGRAMS SUMMER I

SUMMER II

SUMMER III

SUMMER IV

Mid May - Mid June

Mid June - Mid July

Mid July - Early Aug

Early Aug - Late Aug

$2,950 (4 weeks)

$2,950 (4 weeks)

$2,950 (4 weeks)

$1,995 - $2,495 (2-3 wks)

BACK to BACK Summer Sessions Stay 2 Summers Sessions (8 weeks)

Stay 3 Summers Sessions (12 weeks)

Stay extra weeks (cost per week)

$4,950

$6,950

$795

SEMESTER & YEAR PROGRAMS FALL SEMESTER

Contemporary Mexico

Late August - Early December

Intensive Spanish Language

$6,950

Late August - Early December

Spanish Language & Electives

$6,950

Departments (hundreds of classes to choose from, contact us for full course listings):

Early August - Mid December

Classes with Locals **

$8,950

Law Business Education Pharmacy Journalism Psychology Technology

SPRING SEMESTER Late January - Early May

Intensive Spanish Language

$6,950

Late January - Early May

Spanish Language & Electives

$6,950

Early January - Early May

Classes with Locals **

$8,950

All Academic Options Available

$13,950

Classes with Locals (Mexican students) Each class is 45 classroom contact hours Engineering Architecture Mathematics Graphic Design Public Relations Natural Sciences Social Sciences

Communications Modern Languages International Studies Nursing & Public Health Liberal Arts & Humanities Hotel Management Restaurant Management

ACADEMIC YEAR Late August - Early May

INTENSIVE SPANISH PROGRAM (includes everything except excursions) 1, 2, 3 WEEKS OR 1 MONTH (available during non-summer months) $995 (1 week)

$1,450 (2 week)

$1,850 (3 week)

$2,450 (1 month)

Spring break & Faculty-Led CUSTOM Programs Affordable 1 to 2 week packages. Start any Saturday! $995 (1 week)

$1,450 (2 weeks)

WINTER BREAK PROGRAMS Affordable 2 to 3 week packages! (Choose 1 Spanish Language or Elective Class) Late December - Mid January

Early January - Mid January

Early January - Late January

$2,650 (3 weeks)

$1,950 (2 weeks)

$2,650 (3 weeks)

* Please visit our website at www.soleducation.com for latest dates and prices. ** Classes with Locals are taught at the MesoAmerican University.

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Not only have I learned a lot of Spanish but I have also learned a lot about myself. I will never forget my time here or the people I have met. This has been the best experience of my life!

Meaghan Flaherty — Texas A&M

Faculty-Led Custom Programs

Student Testimonials

Want to take a group of your students abroad and not worry about any of the logistics? Let us do what we do best! Let Sol Education Abroad organize a custom program for you and your students and we will pay for absolutely all of your expenses (including airfare, apartment or homestay, meals, a local cell phone, all excursions & cultural activities and much more). All you have to do is get a group of your students interested!

“This program is the best in terms of support. If I had to choose it over again, I’d absolutely do it all the same. SOL is the best!” Sarah Bostaph (University of Mary Washington)

Our Faculty-Led Custom Programs can be as short as a week to as long as you like and can take place any time of the year, during the summer, spring break, winter break, or whenever it best fits you and your student’s needs. We will organize what we include in all of our study abroad programs: classes at a prestigious local university or language institute, Spanish immersion with our local host families, world-class weekend excursions, engaging cultural activities, and much more. We work with our partner universities to create specialized courses and we can even arrange for your faculty to teach a class onsite! Programs can have a variety of academic themes, not just limited to the Spanish language.

Popular themes include: • Field Biology in Costa Rica

• Law & Social Sciences in Argentina

• Medical Spanish in Oaxaca

• International Business in Spain

Steps to go abroad! Step 1 - Complete our request form so that we can tailor your program exactly the way you want it. Please call our office or complete our online request “Faculty-Led Custom Program “ form. We will use this to make a Program Calendar & custom website. Step 2 - Help us promote the new custom program with your university & student body. We will help you: • Host an information session (we will provide marketing materials) • Give classroom presentations (we will provide you with a program video) • Print flyers (we will make the flyers for you) • Contact interested students (we will email any interested students) Step 3 - Custom Website! We will create a custom program website so that your students have all the information in one location, with the application one click away! Step 4 - Student Applications! Students will apply directly to our program and we will handle all logistics directly with your students. It’s that easy! Please contact our office at 512.380.1003 for details and a custom price.

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“SOL is simply amazing, they do everything possible to accommodate all of your needs.” Marvin Gamez (University of California, Riverside) “SOL is a great program that really focuses on the needs of the students and isn’t interested in packing students in. There is definitely a one-on-one interaction with the families, the teachers, and the directors and that makes it very easy to feel at ease and comfortable in a foreign country which can be extremely stressful. It is very different than all of the other main stream programs.” Stephanie Glowik (Salem State College) “In 2 months I learned more than I have studying Spanish for 6 years. My director was passionate and excited about her job, which in turn makes the students feel the same way about the program. I always felt like I was safe and in good hands.” Tara Blumeyer (Loras College) “This program is seriously the best quality for the time and money that you put in. It exceeded my expectations in every way.” Sally Wilcox (University of Kentucky) “You’ll feel safe but also outside your comfort zone, in the best way possible. Just decide to come, that’s the hardest part—learning Spanish, making friends, trying new food and learning about a new culture, and having an amazing time—that’s the easy stuff. This experience has changed me.” Caitlin St. Pierre (Texas State University) “It felt like the perfect balance between school and fun. The host families are extremely experienced with hosting students, and they are always there for whatever you need.” Laura Arbeiter (Texas A&M) “SOL offers a great program at a great price. You get the chance to meet new people from around the world and build life-long relationships with them. I can speak from experience SOL is the way to go!” Adrieene Carter (University of Houston)

“This is hands down the best study abroad program I could ever imagine! I can’t believe everything that was included and provided for us. It is definitely better than the program my university offers and more affordable also!” Britany Winkle (University of California, Santa Barbara) “My Spanish dramatically improved. I didn’t know anything before I got there and afterwards I could hold a complete conversation in Spanish!” Bridget Bailey (San Diego State University) “SOL encourages you to explore and ‘get lost’ in the adventure, rather than handing you the experience as though you were a tourist. By the end of my experience I could talk for hours with people in Spanish.” Lauren Haegele (University of Kentucky) “The excursions set SOL way apart and given the number of students participating you will make great friends and not feel crowded by a group of 70+ students like in other programs. With SOL my Spanish improved 150%.” John Sargent (Texas A&M) “This experience has changed me as a person, and the influence it has had on my life will be unforgettable. Go, even if you have doubts, you will not regret it!!!” Erin Kocurek (University of Houston) “Because of this experience, I’ve decided to pursue a minor in Spanish. Knowing Spanish will be extremely helpful when I start looking for jobs after college. Unlike many of the other programs there are to choose from, SOL does a variety of cultural activities and excursions. You will never be bored!” Jacqueline Tolson (University of California, Santa Barbara) “You get a good balance of everything: school, culture, and free time. We had a lot more activities than other programs that my friends used, and it was cheaper, so it was the most cultural bang for your buck.” Mikayla Mejia (University of California, Los Angeles) “Sol Education Abroad is a fantastic organization: it offers every element that a student could hope for in a study abroad program: living with a caring host family, full immersion into a new culture and language, incredible excursions, and the opportunity to make lifelong friends and contacts.” Amy Gibson (Indiana University)

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Terms & Policies Payment Information • A $150 application deposit, which is applied towards the program price, must be submitted in order for the application to be processed.

Sol Education Abroad reserves the right to cancel or makes changes to any of our programs as deemed necessary by the program administration. Sol Education Abroad will provide participants and their families with as much advanced notice as possible of such a decision. Upon cancellation, accepted applicants are presented with the following choices:

• A $35 fee will be assessed for all returned checks.

• Change to a different program offered during a similar time period.

• If an application is received after the stated application due date, a $150 late fee will be assessed. Students may apply no later than 2 weeks prior to the program start date.

• Change to a future program that is offered within one year of the original program dates.

• If you decide to pay the late fee in order to postpone payment for whatever reason, please note that FULL payment is due 2 weeks prior to the program start date. If payment is not received by this date, then you will be unable to participate in the program. NOTE: Students using financial aid are the exception. • Program payments can be made online by check or credit card via our website at www.soleducation. com/payonline If you prefer, you can also mail us a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order. All checks should be made payable to “Sol Education Abroad”.

• A full refund of all fees paid.

Program Change Fee • All participants may change to a different program location or to a different set of dates one time prior to official program acceptance without incurring any fees. • For any changes a student makes after official acceptance into the program there is a $100 program change fee. Notification of the program change must be received by the Forms & Payment Due Date. After this date, changes are only permitted on a case-by-case basis. • Any participant is only permitted to change a maximum of two times.

Refund Policy • $50 of the application deposit is non-refundable once a participant is accepted.

• For late applicants, the $100 program change fee applies to any changes.

• After the application due date, no part of the $150 application deposit is refundable, regardless of the participant’s reason for program cancellation or withdrawal.

• Change requests must be received in writing, either by email or fax. Sol Education Abroad will acknowledge a change by sending a confirmation email to you for your records.

• For all withdrawal or refund requests, Sol Education Abroad must receive a request in writing via email or fax. The request must be received by the stated withdrawal and refund deadlines.

Withdrawal Policy • After the forms and payment due date but 21 to 30 days prior to departure, all fees paid are held minus 50% of the program balance. • After the forms and payment due date but 1 to 20 days prior to departure, there is no refund issued. • There is no refund issued if a participant is expelled from the program due to a violation of Sol Education Abroad’s conduct standards. • A student who withdraws before the program start date, due to serious illness or other extenuating circumstances, will receive a refund minus the application deposit and any fees incurred on the student’s behalf. If the withdrawal is due to illness, a written document must be provided by a licensed physician stating that the student is unable to participate in the program and the reason. • Once the program begins there are no refunds. If a student decides to withdraw prior to the end of the program, the student is responsible for all fees and changes associated with their return home.

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For a complete listing of our policies visit www.soleducation.com/policy

U.S. Universities our Students Attend

Apply Online!

Our students come from select universities across the country. If you would like a list of schools from your area or a list of past student references, please contact our office! Here is a small list of some of the U.S. universities our students attend:

Submit your application online at www.soleducation.com/apply

Brigham Young University – Provo, UT Brooklyn College – Brooklyn, NY Brown University – Providence, RI Carthage College – Kenosha,WI Central Michigan – Mount Pleasant, MI Christopher Newport - Newport News,VA CSU Long Beach – Long Beach, CA Dickinson College - Carlisle, PA Dominican University – San Rafael, CA Gettysburg College - Gettysburg, PA Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID Indiana University - Bloomington, IN Kent State University – Kent, OH Lee University – Cleveland,TN Loras College - Dubuque, IA Manhattanville College – Purchase, NY Mary Washington – Fredericksburg,VA McDaniel College – Westminster, MD Mercyhurst College - Erie, PA Millersville University – Millersville, PA Mississippi State – Starkville, MS Morgan State University - Baltimore, MD Northern Arizona University - Flagstaff, AZ NYU - Tisch – New York, NY Oregon State – Corvallis, OR Pitzer College – Claremont, CA Rollins College – Winter Park, FL Salem State College - Salem, MA Santa Ana College – Santa Ana, CA SDSU – San Diego, CA Sonoma State – Rohnert Park, CA St. Edward’s University – Austin,TX SUNY Purchase - Purchase, NY

Temple University - Philadelphia, PA Texas A&M – College Station,TX Texas State – San Marcos,TX Trinity University - San Antonio,TX Tulane University – New Orleans, LA UC Berkeley – Berkeley, CA UC Davis – Davis, CA UC Irvine – Irvine, CA UC Riverside – Riverside, CA UCLA – Los Angeles, CA UCSB – Santa Barbara, CA UCSD – San Diego, CA UMBC – Baltimore, MD UNC Asheville – Asheville, NC UNH – Durham, NH University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL University of Colorado Boulder – Boulder, CO University of Colorado Denver - Denver, CO University of Delaware – Newark, DE University of Houston – Houston,TX University of Kentucky - Lexington, KY University of Missouri – Columbia, MO University of North Texas – Denton,TX University of Pittsburgh – Pittsburgh, PA University of South Carolina – Columbia, SC University of Tennessee – Martin,TN University of Washington – Seattle,WA University of Texas San Antonio - SA,TX Viterbo University - La Crosse,WI Wagner College – New York, NY West Virginia University – Morgantown,WV Winona State – Winona, MN Xavier University – Cincinnati, OH

We want the application process to be as simple and straightforward as possible. If you have any questions at any point please do not hesitate to contact us. That’s what we’re here for! Step 1: Select the program(s) that you are interested in. Step 2: Submit your application online at www.soleducation.com/apply and pay your $150 deposit, which is applied toward the program price and reserves your place in the program. You can pay online by check or credit card or mail us a check. Please make all checks payable to “Sol Education Abroad”. Step 3: Send us your transcript either by mail, fax, or email. Step 4: Obtain a Teacher Recommendation, found on our application page at www.soleducation.com/apply Once we receive your application you will receive a personal call to let you know of your acceptance status. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis.

Program Session Summer 1 & II Summer III & IV Spring Semester Fall Semester Winter Break, Spring Break, Intensive Spanish

Application Due Date May 10 May 20 December 1 July 15 4 weeks prior to start date

Forms & Payment Due Date May 15 May 25 December 15 July 30 2 weeks prior to start date

Contact Phone: 512.380.1003 Internet: www.soleducation.com Email: info@soleducation.com Fax: 512.287.4886

Mail: Sol Education Abroad 503 Oakland Ave Austin, TX 78703

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Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion Programs

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