Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
Oaxaca, Mexico is a safe oasis in the very south of Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Founded in 1526, Oaxaca is one of the most unique colonial cities in Mexico. It ... read more
I learned a lot about interacting with strangers and pushing myself outside of my comfort zone. I felt safe and supported and that environment helped me flourish. Olivia Gilliam - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the city, the local politics, the history of the area and became a bit better in Spanish A student View Entire Review
I learned some vocabulary words I didn't know. I also learned how to eat healthier and take care of myself in general. Valeria Santillan Lopez - San Diego State University View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile to be part of this experience and I encourage others to do the same. Klarixa Flores - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I learned to live by myself. Yes very worthwhile A student - High School View Entire Review
I gained cultural experience and language enrichment. Definitely worthwhile. Emily T - Missouri State University View Entire Review
I learned a little bit of everything. Language. Culture. What I can do to better my own life. And much more. This experience was intense, but fun, insightful, amazing, and unbelievable. Words really can't describe how much I learned, but it definitely changed many of my previous attitudes towards life. Omair M Ali - Benedictine University View Entire Review
Language and cultural understanding. Jonah Golden - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
I feel like the Oaxacan culture made me more patient as a person. The way of life there is much slower compared to Texas. People aren't I met people very different from myself and got to understand some of the challenges they face every day. A student - University of Houston View Entire Review
Oaxaca is unlike any other place I have ever visited and it changed the way that I look at my own life in the United States. Mexico is the perfect place to learn Spanish and Oaxaca offers many opportunities to learn in-depth about social and political issues. I could not recommend this program more. Kendall Hitch - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I gain a lot of new friends, cultural experience, improvement on my Spanish, and also a lot of love to Oaxaca. Yes, it was worthwhile! A student - Northern Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and different cultures. I think I have become a much more openminded person. I was definitely worth it. Joseph - Xavier University View Entire Review
I learned spanish, a few customs and that friendship comes in a variety of people and places A student - University of Houston View Entire Review
Third language and lots of great experiences. Of course it's worth it! Alec Phillips - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
I learned a lot on my literature class as well as about the country. Amanesse Enriquez - University of North Texas View Entire Review
It was definitely worthwhile. I learned that in oder to learn the culture within the time I was there it would require I completely open myself up and leave all my American ways out on the US and Immigration entrance. You gain so much from this way of looking at life in Mexico. In addition, most working class people seemed to li... Dillan Garcia - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
This experience allowed me to take on a new level of independence, and test my ability to communicate in a second language. I feel that it was incredibly worthwhile, and I would've liked to have spent even more time there, had it been possible. Jaden Hill View Entire Review
Be aware of your surroundings Sierra C King - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned to relax and to take breaks every now and then. Lourdes Sarmiento Martinez - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
I learned how to fluently communicate in the language, Spanish. I learned about the customs and traditions in modern day Mexico and in the past. I learned about indigenous cultures in Oaxaca and their celebrations. I learned how to play cumbia on the ukulele. It was absolutely worthwhile. A student - Metropolitan State University of Denver View Entire Review
I believe this is exactly where I was meant to be. I gained the language skills I was looking for, learned a lot about myself, and am ending this program feeling confident not only in Spanish but in my personal life. Traveling abroad is always a good idea, and combining it with my education was a wonderful experience I wouldn't ... A student - University of Louisville View Entire Review
My Spanish definitely improved in the three short weeks I lived in Oaxaca. I learned about the history (ancient and modern) of Mexico, as well as got real life opportunities to practice my speaking skills. Alison Daisey - University of Maryland - Baltimore County / UMBC View Entire Review
I always try to think of what I can bring to an occasion or to another country. I would suggest focusing on a nice personal gift for your host family, and something personal that you can share with your teacher or the school. I have thought about it everyday since I have been back. Being back, I am grateful, and I have been pr... Thomas Pardue - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
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It was an amazing program that really wants its participants to gain more than just a language skill set. I really appreciated the fact that they want us to immerse ourselves in the culture. A student - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
Oaxaca, Mexico is a safe oasis in the very south of Mexico. Experience the colonial charms of this highland city surrounded by lush mountains and indigenous villages. Founded in 1526, Oaxaca is one of the most unique colonial cities in Mexico. It is an ideal location for language immersion and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area which includes the many ruins surrounding the city. Spanish language classes in Oaxaca are taught at the University of Oaxaca (UABJO), which was established in 1827 as one of the first universities in Mexico. Classes are taught at the Facultad de Idiomas, the prestigious language department of the university. University facilities are located in the historic center of Oaxaca and are only a few blocks south of the famous Zócalo, or central plaza. In addition to the academics, we include cultural activities on the weekdays, and excursions to different parts of the country on the weekends. The program also includes volunteer and community service experiences. You will live with one of our carefully selected host families and our onsite director will be available for you 24/7.
Program Type(s):Study Abroad
- Academic Year
- January Term
- Spring Break
- Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Latin American Studies
- Spanish and Iberian Studies
- Spanish Language, Literature
- Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
- Liberal Arts, General Studies
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Sol Education Abroad Scholarships
We want to give back to every single community our students come from and make study abroad available to students that want to better their Spanish language skills and have a desire to learn and explore other cultures. The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion program do so. We want to make study abroad available to students of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds. If you feel you are a student that meets this profile, please apply. You must meet the Sol Education Abroad eligibility requirements.
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