Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca

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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

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OVERALL RATING 4.8
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January 24, 2017 My Oaxacan Adventure
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. - 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... - Texas State University-San Marcos View Entire Review
Teacher Strikes - Western Michigan University View Entire Review
July 29, 2016 Amazing
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. - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
July 12, 2016 Blossoming
I gained a different perspective of people in general. I realized my own judgments or assumptions I had before coming to Mexico. I gained more of an awareness of that fact that people are not SO different from one country to another. Everyone is climbing on that same ladder regardless of race, gender, or culture. - Northwestern Oklahoma State University View Entire Review
I learned so much from my experience abroad. Not only did I improve my Spanish skills, but I gained unforgettable memories. Each excursion from Monte Alban to Hierve El Agua to Mazunte were all indescribably amazing. - University of Houston View Entire Review
June 03, 2016 Awesome Experience
it was totally worthwhile. I gained a different perspective on life and a little bit of spanish - GAP Year Students View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I learned so much about the rich culture and history of Mexico. I gained a whole new perspective on life itself just by being a part of this program. - McDaniel College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
It was absolutely worthwhile. I learned that I'm braver than I realized--that I'm able to push myself completely out of my comfort zone. I gained many things, including (but not limited to) language skills, deep friendships and a fuller understanding of Mexican culture and art. - Virginia Commonwealth University / VCU View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I learned that I want to live outside the U.S. For an extended period of time and cultural experiences provide a wealth of knowledge unlike anything else. - University of Houston View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I learned about the culture, the language, and life skills. - McDaniel College View Entire Review
The greatest benefits were experiencing the city life of Oaxaca and the beautiful natural landscape of Hierve El Agua and Puerto Escondido. There was a nice fusion of city and nature experience. Another great benefit was to practice my Spanish and be told that my Spanish was pretty good by a native speaker. It gave me confidence... - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
May 06, 2014 Short And Sweet
It was definitely worthwhile. The excursions really made the difference for me. If I had been stuck in town going to class, I might as well have been back home instead of in a foreign country. - Texas A&M University - College Station 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. - 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! - 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. - Xavier University View Entire Review
I learned spanish, a few customs and that friendship comes in a variety of people and places - University of Houston View Entire Review
July 05, 2016 It Was Amazing!
SOL guide you through every step of learning the language, make you feel home, show so much care to the point you feel comfortable just be ready with some sun scream>LOL - Jefferson Community and Technical College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
June 22, 2016 What You Make It!
I learned (again) that people are basically the same. The most important aspects of human life- family and friends- is basically the same. This was not my first time abroad. When I came to Oaxaca, I felt like I really melded with my family and the kids. The kids fought and played rough (like any other 3 and 5 year old). The pare... - University of Houston View Entire Review
May 26, 2016 Qué Padre!
I learned that it's okay to take my time, and not rush myself. I'm slow anyway, but to not let other people hurry me. I improved my spanish, and I improved my listening skills. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
What I gained, besides near fluency in Spanish, was confidence and determination. This program was definitely worth while! - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I gained a lot of self confidence, people skills/interactions, and a new appreciation for different cultures. It was one of the most worthwhile things I have ever done. - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
January 29, 2015 #So Lmates
Choosing to study abroad with Sol was the best decision I made to support my degree. I learned so much about myself, my passions, and my future. Sol provided the best environment to learn, grow, and have fun in a new place! - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
September 10, 2014 Incredible Oaxaca
That I want to live abroad for a while and work with Latin America. - University of California - Los Angeles View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I learned to have more confidence in my Spanish abilities. This experience was definitely worthwhile in that I gained humility, confidence, encouragement, constructive criticism, and the motivation to continue in my studies. I certainly faced challenges but when I overcame them I felt inspired to seek bigger and better adventure... - University of Michigan - Ann Arbor View Entire Review

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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
Intensive Language
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • Maymester
  • January Term
  • Spring Break
  • Custom
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Latin American Studies
  • 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.

$750, $500, $250, $100

Deadlines:
Mar 1 - Summer Programs Jul 1 - Fall Semester & Academic Year programs Oct 1 - Spring Semester & Winter Break programs

Guidelines/Requirements:
- Must currently be enrolled in an accredited university or college. - Must be accepted into any of the Sol Education Abroad programs, staying for a least a 3 weeks. - Have a 2.5 GPA or above (GPA must be in good standing). - Obey Sol Education Abroad's policies and Conduct & Behaviors (see www.soleducation.com/policy). - Students may only apply once a year and cannot apply more than once. - Accepted students must keep a current blog while they study abroad. - Complete and provide the following: Scholarship Essay Letter of Recommendation Unofficial Transcript Complete the Scholarship Application

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