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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 photocontest@soleducation.com 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
students.
– 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.

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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
Email: study.abroad@wku.edu

Sol Education Abroad:

P.O. Box 523, Austin, TX 78767
Phone: 512.380.1003
Email: info@soleducation.com

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

Oct 23rd – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

San Diego State University (San Diego, CA)
When:10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: North Library Walkway
Representative: Sol Education Abroad rep!

Oct 22nd – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

UC San Diego (San Diego, CA)
When:10:00 AM to23:00 PM
Where: Library Walk
Representative: Sol Education Abroad rep!

Oct 18th – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

UC Irvine (Irvine, CA)
When:11:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Where: Ring Road from the Student Center to
the Anteater Plaza Flagpoles
Representative: Sol Education Abroad rep!

Sol is winning awards!

We are very happy to announce that Sol Education Abroad has recently received 3 study abroad accolades in Abroad101’s 2012 Study Abroad Rankings. The awards are:

THE TOP 10 STUDY ABROAD PROGRAMS:

The best of the best. The cream of the crop. The creme de la creme. However you want to say it, these listings rose above our other 7,500+ programs to form our top 10 study abroad programs for 2012. Rankings were calculated from our over 16,000 student reviews and considered the student’s overall, academic, cultural, and administration experiences with their study abroad program.
http://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/sol-education-abroad-heredia-latin-university-of-costa-rica

TOP PROGRAM PROVIDERS:

Providing some of the best experiences and guidance for students across various aspects of study abroad, our ‘Top Program Providers’ list contains organizations sure to help make your abroad experience the best possible. Rankings were calculated from our over 16,000 student reviews and considered the student’s overall, academic, cultural, and administration experiences with their study abroad program provider.
http://www.studyabroad101.com/providers/sol-education-abroad

TOP PROGRAMS FOR LANGUAGE LOVERS

Sure to delight the polyglot in all of us, the ‘Top Programs for Language Lovers’ rankings reflect how well students felt their program encouraged them to use the host country’s language.
http://www.studyabroad101.com/programs/sol-education-abroad-heredia-latin-university-of-costa-rica

We want to thank all the alumni that took the time to put their testimonials on Abroad101’s website!

Regards,
the SOL EDUCATION ABROAD Team


SOL EDUCATION ABROAD
 (www.soleducation.com) is an affordable Study Abroad & Spanish Immersion Program that offers summer, semester, quarter, academic year, winter break & Faculty-Led Custom Programs for university students at the following destinations (with the academic institutions where classes are taught):

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

(Our programs include everything except flight: tuition, excursions, cultural activities, community service, homestay, medical insurance and much more)

the SOL EDUCATION ABROAD Team

Oct 16th – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

Austin Community College (Austin, TX)
When:11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: Riverside Campus (Outdoor courtyard area in front of the bookstore) & Cypress Creek Campus!
Representative: Liliana Jones

Oct 15th – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

University of California, Riverside (Riverside, CA)
When:10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: UCR Rivera Library Walkway
Representative: Sol Education Abroad director

Oct 11th – Study Abroad Fair Alert!

Hola!

Today Sol Education Abroad will have representatives at the following Study Abroad Fairs:

Texas State University – San Marcos (San Marcos, TX)
When:10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: The Quad
Representative: Liliana Jones