The Origin Story

Between figuring out what to pack, what documents to finalize and copy (so many copies), and tying up loose ends with school, friends, and family I haven't had anytime to really sit down and think about what is about to happen. This is an opportunity of epic proportions for me filled with so many firsts. … Continue reading The Origin Story

SOL voted the 2014 Top Study Abroad Program in the US

Sol Education Abroad is honored to be ranked the #1 "Top Study Abroad Provider" in the 2014 Study Abroad Rankings just released by Abroad101 and StudentUniverse. SOL's Costa Rica program was ranked #1 in the "Top Study Abroad Programs" category. Upon hearing the news, SOL founders Brent Hunter & Esteban Lardone said, "When we started … Continue reading SOL voted the 2014 Top Study Abroad Program in the US

Excursions with Sol – Tours and Tapas

As a part of the Sol program, we do a weekly guided cultural activity with our program director, German, and the rest of the students in the program (roughly twenty). For the first week, German took us around El Realejo. El Realejo is the barrio (neighborhood) around our school CLM. Realejo translates to royalty in … Continue reading Excursions with Sol – Tours and Tapas

Experiencing and Analyzing Cultural Differences

A post from Sept. 2 on my personal blog... Today was my first day of Spanish Intensive Classes, and I loved them! My professors, Africa and Fermin, are both wonderful and hilarious. Fermin explained today the phenomenon that is that Andalucians "eat " their words. It is so true- this form of Spanish is beautiful … Continue reading Experiencing and Analyzing Cultural Differences

Food in Oaxaca

One thing that I will definitely miss about my experience in Mexico is the food.  The food in Oaxaca is incredible.  The food is made fresh everyday with ingredients from the local markets.  The local markets here could be compared to farmer’s markets back in the states.  Except they are like 5 times the size … Continue reading Food in Oaxaca