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 asemesterincostarica.blogspot.com 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!

¡Felicidades!

Keep up the good work!

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

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