Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, the Summer + Language program in Palma de Mallorca offers students interested in business, tourism, and Spanish culture and traditions a unique opportunity to live and learn abroad. Home to stunning scenery, unique Mediterranean cuisine, and near-constant sunshine, Palma de Mallorca is a top European tourist destination, welcoming around 12 million tourists annually.
This idyllic location is perfect for students to see the balance between tourism and sustainable development. When class is in session, students take their courses in English at CIEE's partner school, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Outside the classroom, students will have ample opportunities to explore the city's wine industry, taste authentic Mediterranean dishes, and learn how business, hospitality, and environmental sustainability are impacted by tourism. All courses are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities, company visits, and hands-on workshops designed to enhance classroom learning and develop intercultural understanding.
EXPLORE THIS MEDITERRANEAN ISLAND TO LEARN ABOUT
its long history, welcoming inhabitants, delicious gastronomy, and healthy lifestyle
DISCOVER LOCAL TRADITIONS
and tastes, sights, and sounds that all make this distinct Spanish island a favorite tourist destination
LEARN BY DOING
with engaging workshops, fieldwork, and site visits all over the island
Featured excursion: A visit to Sierra de Tramuntana World Heritage Site is a must; we will visit its mountains overlooking the blue Mediterranean, learn about the historic towns of Valldemossa, Deiá, and Sóller, and taste delicious cocas de patata with hot chocolate or almond ice cream
Stroll the stunning white sand beaches of Es Trenc with views of Cabrera Island’s national park, or wander around the natural park of Mondragó
Take in breathtaking views at Cape Formentor, the northernmost point of the island
Explore the multi-layered city of Palma and its architectural treasures, such as the impressive Gothic Cathedral and the only round medieval castle in Spain overseeing the bay of Palma
Visit Can Joan de S’Aigo, a creamery from the 1700s, to try traditional Mallorcan handmade almond ice cream, ensaïmada, empanada, or cocarrois
Learn to appreciate the savor and vintage of wine while expanding your tasting repertoire during a visit to Macià Batle’s traditional winery in Mallorca
Get to know your surroundings with the help of Guardian Angels, Spanish university students who will introduce you to the city
Attend festivals, movies, tapas nights, beach picnics, and more with local Spanish university students
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Two-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
Field trips and cultural activities
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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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.