Monthly Archives: December 2012

Sol Education Abroad – 2013 Photo Contest (Winter & Spring)

Dear SOL student,

Submit your best study abroad photo and win $250!

Sol Education Abroad Photo Contest Instructions:

1) How to submit:
– Email Sol Education Abroad at your best
photo at it’s original size (largest amount of pixels & largest size possible).
– In the subject of the email put:
Sol Education Abroad 2013 Photo Contest – YOUR NAME.
– In the body of the email please include: your name, your session, country, and
where the photo was taken.

2) How to vote:

– A Facebook photo album will be created titled, “Sol Education Abroad – 2013
Photo Contest (Winter & Spring)
“. Once we receive the photos via email they will be posted to the album, and then they are open for voting.
–  You will vote by clicking the “like” button for the photo.
–  Anyone is welcome to vote! Get your friends & family in on the voting to help
you win!

3) Dates:
– Dec 15th: Photo posting opens
– Dec 15th – May 1st: Open voting!
– May 1st: Photo posting closes (any photos emailed after 5pm CST will not be considered for the photo contest). Once a photo is moved to the album “Sol Education Abroad – 2013 Photo Contest (Winter & Spring)” album it is open for voting. You will have from Dec 15th – May 1st to get as many “likes” (votes) as you can!
– May 15th: Winner Announced!

4) Prizes

– 1st Place: $250 cash!
– 2nd Place: $150 off a future Study Abroad program with Sol Education Abroad
(not redeemable for cash nortransferable to other programs or students).
– Top 10 finalists will all have their photo included in the next catalogue.

4) Eligibility:
– The contest is open to Winter Break 2012/2013 & Spring Semester 2013
– The voting is open to everyone!

See last year’s contestants & winners: Sol Education Abroad – 2012 Photo Contest (Summer)

Good luck!

Photo and Video Release: I consent to the use of photographs or video footage that I am in and my comments about the Program to be used by Sol Education Abroad for publicity purposes and to the distribution of information about the Program to my parents or guardians whom I have specified in my Sol Education Abroad paperwork.


Scholarship Winners! (Winter Break 2013)

The Sol Education Abroad family would like to announce the 2013 Winter Break scholarship winners!

After a nail-biting competition, and reading some wonderful short essays, we’ve selected our 2013 Winter Break candidates. In fact, our applicants were all so deserving, we were not able to choose just one and had to share a little bit with three winners!

Winter Break 2013:

1st place – Allan Mullin- $250!
University of Houston Costa Rica

1st place – Mica Murray – $250!
University of HoustonCosta Rica

3rd place – Erin Best – $150!
Oklahoma State University Mexico

*The above winners will receive these amounts discounted from their Study Abroad Program Fees. ¡Felicidades!

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Sol Education Abroad celebrates Gilman Scholarship recipients!

Among the many scholarships specifically for Study Abroad is the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established in 2000. This scholarship provides awards for undergraduate students (from the U.S.) who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide.

Among many other great qualities, the recipients of this award are high academic achievers, creative, hard-working and have a drive to explore and learn about the world and its abundance of cultures.

We’re very excited to celebrate & share the Sol Education Abroad scholars that have received this generous award in support of helping fund their Study Abroad experience.

  • Chelsea GravesTexas A&M UniversityCosta Rica Summer 2012
  • Edith CamposUniversity of HoustonCosta RicaSpring 2013
  • Michael GlowczewskiWinona State UniversitySpain Spring 2013
  • Jessica EndresTexas A&M UniversityCosta RicaSpring 2013
  • “The application requires a proposal of a Follow On Project to be
    completed the semester after the student returns that applies what
    they have learned and gained from their study abroad experience. My
    Follow On Project focuses on my community as well as my university. At
    Texas A&M, I volunteer at College Hills Elementary School and when I
    return, I am going to volunteer in one of the English as a Second
    Language rooms to practice my newly improved Spanish skills and to
    help kids in the community to learn English. I also volunteer at the
    Baptist Student Ministries teaching English to international students
    with other Aggies. My Spanish skills will obviously help me in
    teaching English; it already has helped me help others multiple times,
    but when I return, I will be able to have more in depth conversations
    in Spanish. I am going to keep a detailed blog and am going to try my best to get
    it promoted through Texas A&M’s Study Abroad website as well as the
    Baptist Student Ministries website. I think that my experience will be
    encouraging to other students to study abroad and that my story of
    funding will also be an encouragement!”- Jessica Endres

We would like to congratulate them on their hard work and look forward to having the future students join us this Spring!


Keep up the good work!

*To learn more about The Gilman Scholarship Program, click here!