Sol Abroad: Granada, Spain High School Program

Overall rating: 8.5 based on 4 reviews

Program Description

Sol Abroad is a premier high school study abroad and Spanish immersion program. Programs are for students 14 to 18 years of age. The group hastheir own set of Sol Abroad directors who are with the students throughout the experience. Safety in a foreign country is emphasized and students have an incredible experience with us. Our Spain program begins in Madrid where students spend the first 3 days touring this amazing capital city. Then, once in Granada, students are paired with our wonderful homestay families and take Spanish classes Monday through Friday morning. Weekend excursions include trips to the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains, the Mediterranean coast and the coastal city of Malaga. Weekday afternoons and evenings are dedicated to cultural activities in Granada. This is the ideal location for studying Spanish and learning about Spanish culture!

Highlights

- UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Earn college credit at the University of Granada
- Granada is home to the Alhambra Palace, Spain's most important monument
- Granada is less than 1 hour from Spain's tropical coastline
- 3 day excursion to Madrid

What`s Included

The program includes tuition, homestay (3 meals per day), weekend excursions, weekday cultural activities, airport transfers, director support, international medical insurance and much more!

Program Locations

Granada, Spain

Overall rating 
8.5
Experience
8.5
Program Administration
9
Living Conditions
9.5
Cultural Immersion
7
Social Life
7.5
Health and Safety
9.5
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Program Details

Provider:
Sol Abroad
Location
  • Spain: Granada
Language:
Spanish
School type:
High School Study Abroad
Duration:
1-2 weeks, 2-4 weeks, 5-8 weeks, 9-12 weeks
Participants:
Worldwide
Cost:
summer $2,995

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    I really enjoyed this program, although it´s difficult to know if I would recommend it. Granada is a wonderful city, the program is a lot of fun, and the cultural activities are plentiful and wonderful. These three weeks have been a blast, and I´ve loved every second I´ve been here, although looking back, I don´t feel like I have learned that much Spanish. We took classes at the Universidad de Granada and one of my professors that I had was just horrible at teaching. I learned very little Spanish in class because of this. In addition, unlike what I expected, the program was in English. All of the excursions, all conversations with program directors and other students, etc. were in English. These were all really fun, and at times I appreciated being able to better understand what was going on, but I really did not like how un-immersive the program was. The only Spanish I learned was from my host mom. I really enjoyed the experience and had a blast, but I am disappointed with how little I learned while here.
    Avatar Jackson Mumper

    Sol Abroad Granada

    Review by: Jackson Mumper , On: 17 Aug 2017, Changed On: 17 Aug 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I really enjoyed this program, although it´s difficult to know if I would recommend it. Granada is a wonderful city, the program is a lot of fun, and the cultural activities are plentiful and wonderful. These three weeks have been a blast, and I´ve loved every second I´ve been here, although looking back, I don´t feel like I have learned that much Spanish. We took classes at the Universidad de Granada and one of my professors that I had was just horrible at teaching. I learned very little Spanish in class because of this. In addition, unlike what I expected, the program was in English. All of the excursions, all conversations with program directors and other students, etc. were in English. These were all really fun, and at times I appreciated being able to better understand what was going on, but I really did not like how un-immersive the program was. The only Spanish I learned was from my host mom. I really enjoyed the experience and had a blast, but I am disappointed with how little I learned while here.
    Overall rating 
    8
    Experience
    6
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    8
    Social Life
    6
    Health and Safety
    10
    2017, It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. The knowledge gained in the university during the classes everyday was massive and helpful as well as enjoyable. I would definetly try and come back to the program again in the future years.
    Avatar Lesley

    Spain

    Review by: Lesley , On: 17 Aug 2017, Changed On: 17 Aug 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    2017, It was a wonderful experience that I would recommend to anyone and everyone. The knowledge gained in the university during the classes everyday was massive and helpful as well as enjoyable. I would definetly try and come back to the program again in the future years.
    Overall rating 
    10
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    10
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    I had a very good experience with the Sol Abroad program. It gave me the confidence I needed to start practicing Spanish at home and it helped me see what Spanish culture was like. It was tons of fun and gave us enough freedom to explore and discover new places and people.
    Avatar Lila North

    Sol Abroad: Granada, Spain High School Program

    Review by: Lila North , On: 17 Aug 2017, Changed On: 17 Aug 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    I had a very good experience with the Sol Abroad program. It gave me the confidence I needed to start practicing Spanish at home and it helped me see what Spanish culture was like. It was tons of fun and gave us enough freedom to explore and discover new places and people.
    Overall rating 
    9
    Experience
    10
    Program Administration
    8
    Living Conditions
    10
    Cultural Immersion
    6
    Social Life
    10
    Health and Safety
    10
    Overall, I had a very good experience -- the administration was great and my host family was as well. All the activities were a lot of fun and I feel like I definitely got a sense of the city. Many of the other people on the trip were not at a conversational level, so I spoke a lot of english. I had expected the tours and activities to be in spanish as well, which they often weren´t and so it didn´t really feel like immersion. Outside of class and my host family I spoke almost no spanish. I got placed in a class that was too easy and so I was often bored, but the teachers were lovely and obviously that isn´t the fault of the program. All things considered, I really enjoyed my stay although I wish that the directors spoke more spanish and forced us to do the same when we had activities and cultural excursions. That being said, the activities and other kids were great and the social atmosphere was a lot of fun. I would recommend this program to others.
    Avatar Quincy

    Sol Abroad Spanish Immersion

    Review by: Quincy , On: 11 Aug 2017, Changed On: 11 Aug 2017 | Yes, I would recommend this program
    Overall, I had a very good experience -- the administration was great and my host family was as well. All the activities were a lot of fun and I feel like I definitely got a sense of the city. Many of the other people on the trip were not at a conversational level, so I spoke a lot of english. I had expected the tours and activities to be in spanish as well, which they often weren´t and so it didn´t really feel like immersion. Outside of class and my host family I spoke almost no spanish. I got placed in a class that was too easy and so I was often bored, but the teachers were lovely and obviously that isn´t the fault of the program. All things considered, I really enjoyed my stay although I wish that the directors spoke more spanish and forced us to do the same when we had activities and cultural excursions. That being said, the activities and other kids were great and the social atmosphere was a lot of fun. I would recommend this program to others.
    Overall rating 
    7
    Experience
    8
    Program Administration
    10
    Living Conditions
    8
    Cultural Immersion
    4
    Social Life
    4
    Health and Safety
    8

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