Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Mexico at 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 4.6
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- Improved Spanish - Better knowledge about Mexico - More knowledge about Oaxaca - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Mexico at University of Oaxaca
Incredibly worthwhile. Not only do I feel so much more competent in Spanish now (though I've still got a ways to go) I feel like I really got to experience southern Mexico. I loved it and there's so much more of Mexico and of Oaxaca that I want to explore now. - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
I learned so much about the culture of Mexico. I also gained so much confidence in my speaking abilities. I knew that I could write and read at an advanced level, so it was amazing to be able to get my speaking ability to the same level. This made the experience very worthwhile. - Worcester State University View Entire Review
July 24, 2018 Amazing!!
I saw other cultures and how other people live. - Leibniz Universität Hannover / University of Hannover View Entire Review
i learned a lot of words in spanish that i wouldn't learn in a classroom. it was very worthwhile - High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
I improved my language skills immensely, saw places and tried new things I would never have the opportunity to do in the United States, and met amazing people! A very worthwhile experience. - University of South Alabama View Entire Review
May 16, 2018 It Was Epic
Yes it was worthwhile - Worcester State University View Entire Review
Third language and lots of great experiences. Of course it's worth it! - Quest University Canada / Outbound View Entire Review
January 24, 2018 Wintermester In Oaxaca
I learned a lot on my literature class as well as about the country. - University of North Texas View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad: Oaxaca - University of Oaxaca
January 11, 2018 Timeless
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... - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
August 30, 2017 Trip Of A Lifetime!
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. - Grier School View Entire Review
August 21, 2017 Altering
Be aware of your surroundings - University of Kentucky View Entire Review
I learned to relax and to take breaks every now and then. - University of California - San Diego / UCSD View Entire Review
I learned Spanish better. Volunteering was a great way to help with my language skills.It was worth it. - San Diego State University View Entire Review
August 10, 2018 I’d Do It All Again!
I gained friends, culture, and a stronger grasp on a language I love. - University of Louisville View Entire Review
Yes, my spanish improved significantly - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
July 18, 2018 Amazing!!
It was absolutely worthwhile! I learned about a culture and improved my ability to speak Spanish - Elizabethtown College View Entire Review
I learned different manners in conversation and have been able to understand more conversational Spanish and could understand the language better. - Western Kentucky University View Entire Review
June 08, 2018 Amazing
I learned mostly how to communicate and read body language from Americans and Hispanics. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Xavier University View Entire Review
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. - 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 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. - San Diego State University View Entire Review
September 01, 2017 Inspiring
It was definitely worthwhile to be part of this experience and I encourage others to do the same. - California State University - Fullerton View Entire Review
I learned to live by myself. Yes very worthwhile - High School View Entire Review
I gained cultural experience and language enrichment. Definitely worthwhile. - Missouri State University 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):
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Hispanic and Latin American Languages, Literature
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Spanish and Iberian 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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