Study alongside locals at CIEE’s partner school, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), as you advance your degree and improve your Spanish skills on a stunning island in the Mediterranean. Students can delve into hospitality, recreation management, and business in the country’s top tourism program or choose from a wide range of courses including science, engineering, literature, social sciences, and humanities. You can even add an internship for real-world work experience in one of Palma’s many booming sectors. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
GAIN RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
and credit with an internship at a Palma enterprise or hotel.
EXPLORE NATURAL AND CULTURAL SITES,
international and new-tech companies, areas of mass tourism and over-development, rural eco-tourist sites, and hotels.
TAKE YOUR BEGINNING OR ADVANCED SPANISH SKILLS
to new heights in a stunning Mediterranean setting.
Embark on a excursion to La Victoria in Alcudia, located on the northern part of Mallorca, and participate in outdoors activities such as kayaking, snorkeling in a sub-aquatic cave, hiking Coll Baix, and taking a boat along the coast, as well as discovering the history of the Medieval walls of the city of Alcudia and its Roman ruins.
Hike impressive Tramuntana Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Palma highlights like the Gothic Cathedral, the Medieval Bellver Castle, the Royal Palace Almudaina, the Arab Baths, the City Hall, and the historic district.
Explore the historical villages of Valldemossa, and Deia, the walled city of Alcudia and its Roman ruins, the natural beaches of Es Trenc, Cabrera National Maritime Park, or the breathtaking views of Cape Formentor.
Take a bike tour along the coast of Palma to Arenal beaches.
Get to know new Spanish friends with cooking classes, salsa dancing, movies, beach picnics, flea market visits, and more.
Complement your studies with field visits to hotels, tourist sites, schools, and more.
Internships. Build you resume and earn up to 6 credits working at a local business. You might do marketing analysis and research at The Hotel Factory; learn to cook at the kitchen of the five star restaurant at Hotel Can Alomar; support the finance controller with sales and contracts at the offices of BG Hotels; or help organize events such as the SuperYatch or UIB academic congresses.
Volunteering. Through Red Cross Youth, find a cause that spurs you to action, from the environment to AIDs to children in need.
Language and peer support. Join a conversation exchange program with native Spanish students and accelerate your progress with Spanish while you meet new friends.
Housing (if living with a homestay, three meals per day are included)
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Five-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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