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Study Abroad in Palma de Mallorca

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Explore Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Widely considered one of country's most historic islands, Mallorca, Spain is a dreamy Mediterranean island located roughly 125 miles off the southeast coast of mainland Spain. Home to more than 250 pristine beaches, Mallorca consistently ranks as one of Europe’s top beach destinations and is world-renowned for its greatest treasure and capital city, Palma. If you’ve dreamed of basking in island life while immersing yourself in Spanish language, culture, and traditions, a study abroad program in Palma de Mallorca, Spain may be the right fit for you!

When you study abroad in Palma, you’ll discover how this charming, cosmopolitan city delicately balances tourism and sustainability. Welcoming 12 million tourists annually, Palma de Mallorca, Spain has a social and environmental responsibility to maintain its hospitable nature while keeping sustainable practices top of mind. See for yourself what the city’s rich history, quaint squares, stunning beaches, and bustling modern lifestyle have to offer when you study abroad in Palma!

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Study Tours & Cultural Excursions in Palma de Mallorca

At CIEE Palma, our students enjoy frequent cultural excursions and activities uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Palma de Mallorca, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Visits to World Heritage Site Sierra de Tramuntana, Mallorca’s most important and stunning mountain range, which forms the northern backbone of the country 
  • Sightseeing at scenic points of interest, including Cape Formentor, the northernmost point of the island, the white sand beaches of Es Trenc, and Mondragó, a natural park 
  • Learning to appreciate the savor and vintage of wine during a visit to Mallorca’s traditional winery, Macià Batle 

If you’re a student looking for an authentic study abroad experience in Palma de Mallorca, CIEE’s tours and excursions allow you to do just that! From enjoying handmade ice cream at Can Joan de S’Aigo, a 1700s creamery, to overlooking the vibrant blue Mediterranean Sea in historic towns like Valldemossa, Deiá, and Sóller, when you study in Mallorca, you’ll immerse yourself in Palma’s rich culture, language, history, and lifestyle while earning credits, making new friends, and creating unforgettable memories. 

About the Center

CIEE Palma occupies the second floor of ELE USAL, a language academy affiliated with Universidad de Salamanca. This location is quite lively, with students from around the world studying here to learn Spanish. The Center features a student lounge, a student life office, and complimentary WiFi. CIEE Palma and ELE USAL share select facilities and amenities, including classrooms, computer labs, copy centers, and a modest study space. Students interested in biking to the Center will be interested to know the city of Palma offers a biking service to students, with a bike path right near campus.

Beyond CIEE Palma, students will find a variety of conveniences, including shops, restaurants, cafeterias, supermarkets, two public libraries (Can Sales and Misericordia), Palma's most popular department store (Corte Inglés), and bus stops. The Center is also within walking distance of Palma's police station, a private hospital, the waterfront, and the city's main square, Plaza de España.

It is also worth noting that CIEE Palma is near Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), CIEE's esteemed partner institution, where students may access UIB's libraries.

Experience CIEE Palma

 
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Where Students Study

Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)
Established in 1978 and descendent of Mallorcan universities dating back to the fifteenth century. UIB is a public institution with 13,000 students specializing in 36 different majors. UIB is a university rooted in the culture and identity of the Balearic Islands and the Mediterranean, with a strong commitment to serving society, sustainability, and respect towards the environment. UIB Campus is 4 miles from downtown Palma by Serra de Tramuntana World Heritage Site mountains. It is well connected to the center of Palma and 15-minutes by metro.

Study Abroad Programs in Palma

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  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Study Program

Spend your semester living and learning in Mallorca’s treasured capital, Palma.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
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  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
New for January '25
  • Study Program

Spend your January studying abroad in Palma de Mallorca, a dreamy Mediterranean island home to stunning scenery, unique Mediterranean cuisine and traditions, and fascinating natural protected areas.

Program Interests
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
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  • Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Study Program

There’s a wealth of great electives that get you out of the classroom

Program Interests
  • Life by the Sea
  • Small City
Pocket Guide to Palma de Mallorca

Currency 
Euro

Spoken Languages In Palma de Mallorca 
Castilian (Spanish), Catalan (Mallorquin dialect), and English

Available Transportation 
Taxi, Bus, Train

Climate 
Hot, bright, and humid summers and mild, sunny winters

Places To Explore 
Castell de Bellver – a hilltop castle dating back to the 1300s offering panoramic views of the city

Famous Local 
Rafael "Rafa" Nadal, a superstar tennis player

Airport 
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI)

Social Norms 
It is considered rude to play loud music on the island's 250+ beaches and some beaches may even prohibit it

What to Pack 
Swimwear, sunglasses, sunblock, a light jacket, and comfortable shoes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Palma de Mallorca is considered a great location to receive a high-quality education and learn from world-class professionals. Students interested in business, hospitality, tourism, and environmental sustainability, in particular, will have many opportunities to learn from and experience Palma’s booming economy.

Palma de Mallorca is considered a safe city in Spain, although petty crime and pickpocketing may occur. As with any study abroad destination, we recommend that students keep their belongings secure, stay aware of their surroundings, and travel in groups when possible.

Dubbed “The Pearl of the Mediterranean,” Palma de Mallorca is known for its bustling, modern, cosmopolitan lifestyle, charming city squares, authentic bars and restaurants, vibrant neighborhoods, and pristine, picturesque beaches.

Palma is Mallorca’s capital city and greatest treasure, with many exciting sights and landmarks to offer. From sunbathing on the city’s diverse beaches to going scuba diving, participating in wine tastings, visiting Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca, and more, there are plenty of ways to make the most of your time in Palma!

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

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You may be wondering if there are any scholarships to study in Palma de Mallorca. CIEE offers scholarships and grants for study abroad programs in Palma de Mallorca to students with demonstrated financial need, proven academic merit, and for specific CIEE programs. Students can apply for scholarships through 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for and apply to your dream program
  2. Review all available funding opportunities
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application
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Study Abroad Scholarships

Need-Based Scholarships

Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enrolled institution. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Merit Scholarships

Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.

Other Scholarships

Other scholarship awards are based on program or alumni status. 

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