Sol Abroad - Atenas, Costa Rica High School Spanish Immersion

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Costa Rica is the ideal place to study Spanish language and culture. It's one of the most fascinating and ecologically rich countries in Central America and known for its beautiful landscapes and friendly people. The Sol Abroad program is based... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.5
Based on 22 Reviews
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I gained cultural experience, knowledge of the Spanish language, the best of friends, and memories to last a lifetime. This program was definitely worthwhile! View Entire Review
I gained many important skills such as not being afraid to speak Spanish even when it is not perfect. Yes! View Entire Review
I gained a wider understanding of Latin culture and hands-on experience of what it's like to be in a Latin American country. It was challenging but definetly worthwhile. View Entire Review
June 20, 2018 A Good Time!
Great memories and knowledge. It was very worthwhile. - University of Houston View Entire Review
October 22, 2017 Value,Safety,Fun
how other people live, there is more to the world than the usa - High School View Entire Review
I learned a new language and the way of the Costa Rican people live View Entire Review
July 26, 2017 A Trip To Remember!
I gained confidence in myself and in my ability to speak Spanish. I also became comfortable making mistakes while talking. I think this whole experience was worth it just because I became comfortable talking in a foreign language. View Entire Review
I learned how to immerse myself in a foreign country and culture and be open to new experiences - High School View Entire Review
July 01, 2016 Great
yes it was life changing - High School View Entire Review
July 01, 2016 Amazing
I learned alot about the culture and how to interact with people, in another language. It was absolutely worthwhile - Alamo Heights High School View Entire Review
Past Review Just Do It!!!
Oh my gosh! This was the most memorable/legendary time of my life. I wish I had the opportunity to take another semester off and do it again(but I'm pre-med, so thats a nope). If you have the opportunity to study abroad you should do it, and if you're thinking about choosing the Sol program, you should definitely do it. So worth... - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
Language skills and better understanding of the culture. - Tabor Academy View Entire Review
- culture of Costa Rica - desire and independence to explore - strengthened relationships - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
Yes! My experience was life changing I. May ways. I learned independence, and a respect and fascination for the ways others live. And of course, I learned how to truly speak Spanish! - Alamo Heights High School View Entire Review
I learned so much more about the language and the different culture. I also learned how to be way more independent. It was definitely worthwhile. - High School View Entire Review
November 02, 2017 An Excelent Program
I learned the language - High School View Entire Review
Obviously, I gained fluency in Spanish that I never would have developed in a high school Spanish class. I hope to do another Sol program next summer! View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Costa Rican culture, it was worthwhile. - Institute for Collaborative Education View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile since it showed me a different way of living and what else is out there by letting me see parts of the culture that were new and different from how they are at home. View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself as a student, a traveler, a roommate, and a Spanish-speaker. This experience helped me figure things out on my own, but I also had a nice support system if I needed help. Definitely worthwhile! View Entire Review
August 03, 2016 Amazing Experience!
An amazing experience, 150% worthwhile. I can't say I feel like I greatly improved my Spanish skills but I became so much more comfortable speaking the language and learned a ton about being abroad as a student and just what being more independent is like. View Entire Review
July 01, 2016 Amazing
It was worthwhile. I learned to be more humble and understanding of people of different backgrounds and the different world they grow up in. - Alamo Heights High School View Entire Review
July 01, 2016 Very Good
yes - Alamo Heights High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Abroad - Atenas: Costa Rica High School Spanish Immersion
Past Review Amazing
I learned so much about the country and especially a lot about the language! - Tabor Academy View Entire Review

About

Costa Rica is the ideal place to study Spanish language and culture. It's one of the most fascinating and ecologically rich countries in Central America and known for its beautiful landscapes and friendly people.

The Sol Abroad program is based in the friendly town of Atenas. The program includes a variety of experiences including weekend excursions, weekday activities, language classes, and community service. Students live with one of our carefully selected homestays in order to experience the language and culture first-hand.

Program Type(s):
High School
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Year Founded:
2006
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