Monthly Archives: November 2012

Western Kentucky University is our newest Affiliation!

The Sol Education Abroad team is pleased to announce the newest member to our community of affiliated Universities: Western Kentucky University!

Make sure you contact us to learn about the amazing benefits of choosing an affiliate program and of course all of the amazing benefits to studying abroad!

WKU Study Abroad & Global Learning office:

128 Grise Hall , 1906 College Heights Blvd
Phone: 270.745.2571

Sol Education Abroad:

P.O. Box 523, Austin, TX 78767
Phone: 512.380.1003

SOL EDUCATION ABROAD offers summer, semester, academic year, winter break & Intensive Spanish programs as well as faculty-led customized programs for university students at the following locations (with the academic institutions where classes are taught). Our programs include everything except the flight (tuition, excursions, cultural activities, homestay, medical insurance, and much, much more!)

* Buenos Aires, Argentina (University of Belgrano)
* Oaxaca, Mexico (University of Oaxaca)
* Heredia, Costa Rica (Latin University of Costa Rica)
* Granada, Spain (University of Granada)

Join many other Hilltoppers to see & know more of the world!

Remember Your Pre-Departure Country Handbook!

¡Oyé! ¿Estás preperando embarcarse en nuevas aventuras en un país nuevo? Winter Break Study Abroad Programs are JUST around the corner, and Spring Semester will start soon after! Make sure you are as ready as can be. Remember way back when your application was processed and you were told you’d receive four emails, and if you wrack your brain enough you can barely just remember that the 4th of those emails was something about a Country Handbook…..Can you remember it? Have you looked at it since? No need to search your email’s trash bin, we’ve got it easy & convenient for you to read online! Make sure you read up (or prepare in your best way) for your host country! For example, did you know……Argentines are known for their high protein diet, particularly beef.

Costa Rica:Costa Ricans refer to themselves as Ticos/as. *There are more than 121 volcanic formations in Costa Rica, and seven of them are active. *More than 25% of Costa Rica’s land is dedicated to national parks, reserves and wildlife refuges. There are more than 100 different protected areas to visit. * A soda is a small, informal restaurant that serves traditional meals like chicken, rice, beans and salad (for quite cheap!)

Mexico:The diversity of Oaxacan cuisine is suggested by its nickname, Land of the Seven Moles. *One of Oaxaca’s best-known products is mezcal, an alcoholic beverage similar to tequila but distilled from varieties of cactus other than the blue agave, which is used for tequila. *El Dia de Los Rabanos (The Day of the Radishes) is a festival occurring in December in which participants carve people and animals from radishes.

Spain: The Alhambra is one of the most visited monuments in Spain. *Granada’s city symbol is the pomegranate. Why? Because “granada” in Spanish means “pomegranate”. * Granada was the last stronghold of Muslim Spain which fell to the Catholics in 1492. *Granada also has approximately 250 days of sunlight!

Make sure you immerse yourself in a bit of predeparture culture so it doesn’t knock your socks off that banks close from 3pm-5pm (for example)!

Buenos Aires Zoo