Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Mexico at University of Oaxaca

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Oaxaca, Mexico is a safe oasis in the 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... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.6
Based on 59 Reviews
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I learned how to communicate with others better in Spanish, how to be more self-confident, learn how to talk to new people, and gained lifelong friends. - Viterbo University View Entire Review
I gained the ability to have to relationships in a new language and see the world from a new perspective. - Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania View Entire Review
July 08, 2019 Awesome
I think I definitely improved my Spanish skills and learned a lot about the local culture View Entire Review
I learned a lot of life experiences about how we are spoiled and should be more grateful for the things we have. Like a/c for example. - Missouri State University View Entire Review
February 05, 2019 Fun!
Loved the culture. - University of Houston View Entire Review
It was an extremely difficult experience at times (especially in the beginning) but learning how to adapt/ change with the changes in your life is crucial. I also learned how to be alone and mold myself into the woman I want to be. - Cardinal Stritch University 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
November 14, 2019 Increíble!
I gained friendships and language confidence - Eastern Washington University View Entire Review
I learned how to take advantage of a unique experience such as this one. It was completely worthwhile. - Lick-Wilmerding High School View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with Sol Education Abroad - Study Abroad in Mexico at University of Oaxaca
June 27, 2019 So Much Fun
Very worthwhile. I gained a greater appreciation and understanding that America, and the American way of life is not how the whole world lives. - Middle Tennessee State University View Entire Review
May 10, 2019 Amazing
It was worthwhile, I made local friends whom I still keep in contact with. My host family was amazing too I still talk to them. My Spanish improved too. - University of Houston View Entire Review
January 07, 2019 A True Experience
I learned so much about culture, language, and the value of travel. Although very difficult, very worth while. - West Texas A&M University View Entire Review
- 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

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Oaxaca, Mexico is a safe oasis in the 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 study abroad and exploring the pre-Hispanic past of the area which includes the many ruins surrounding the city. Spanish language and elective classes are taught at the University of Oaxaca (UABJO), which was established in 1827 as one of the first universities in Mexico.  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 homestays and our onsite director is available for you 24/7.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Intensive Language
Gap Year
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
  • Fine Arts, Studio Arts
  • History
  • Public Health
Year Founded:
2006
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Sol Education Abroad Scholarships

Scholarships are available throughout the year. The goal of our annual scholarships is to allow students who would not be able to participate in a Study Abroad and Spanish Immersion program do so. Students 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 a 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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