Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Business + Tourism

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Information for term Business + Tourism

Application deadline, and cost information.

Extended Deadline

April 15, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 1 – Dec 19, 2020 (16 weeks)*
  • Credit: 14 - 18 semester hours / 21 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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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.

Unique Experiences


    and credit with an internship at a Palma enterprise or hotel.


    international and new-tech companies, areas of mass tourism and over-development, rural eco-tourist sites, and hotels.


    to new heights in a stunning Mediterranean setting.

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Location & Culture

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A bustling port city, Palma is the capital of both Mallorca and the Balearic Islands. Palma has a rich history that's reflected in its eclectic architecture and one of a kind Mallorcan culture, traditions, and cuisine. Flat terrain makes for easy walking and biking in this vibrant commercial and cultural center. With the Mediterranean Sea and Tramuntana Mountains at your doorstep, there’s no shortage of azure waters and picturesque landscapes to explore. The perfect combination of dynamic metropolis and relaxed holiday ease, it’s easy to see why Palma is a top European tourist destination and home to industry leaders, such as Air Europa, Barceló, Iberostar, TUI, Hotel Beds, Sol Meliá, and Viajes Iberia.

The Culture


  • 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 your resume and earn up to six credits working at a local business. You might perform marketing analysis and research at The Hotel Factory; learn to cook in the kitchen of 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 Spanish language proficiency while you meet new friends.

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Daily Life

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    Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family for maximum immersion in Spanish language and culture. Students are placed individually or can request to live in pairs, each with their own bedroom. Meals, laundry, and internet access are provided. Homes are in the center of Palma, within walking distance of public transportation and no more than a 20-minute walk to the main square.

    Shared Apartment: Students can opt to stay in an apartment that is not affiliated with the university in central Palma. Apartments may have double or single rooms and have shared kitchens and laundry facilities. Students live with other CIEE students. 


    Homestay: Hosts provide three meals a day. 

    Apartment: Meals are not included. Students can prepare meals in the shared kitchen or eat on or off campus.

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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    A 14-minute metro ride from the city center.

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What you need to know

The program details

The Business + Tourism Program in Palma de Mallorca is designed for students interested in business, tourism, hospitality, or international studies. Participants direct enroll at Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) and take classes in Spanish or English alongside local Spanish students. Students from other majors are also welcome as UIB offers a wide range of courses across academic areas including anthropology, biology, education, engineering, health, international law, philosophy, psychology, and Spanish literature and linguistics.

Students also take classes at CIEE Palma that feature activities outside the classroom to explore Spanish culture and get an inside look at international business, tourism, and recreation. CIEE language courses are taught by UIB faculty who specialize in teaching Spanish as a second language. All other courses are taught by UIB faculty and business professionals.

Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) is one of Spain’s leading universities in teaching, research, international cooperation, and technological development and innovation. The Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Research ranks the UIB Tourism program first in Spain, second in Europe, and seventeenth in the world.


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    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. Most students in university classes are from Spain. Class sizes are small, with 20 to 50 students in UIB classes.


    CIEE courses: Grades are based on class participation, homework assignments, vocabulary quizzes, reports on field visits, exams, papers, oral presentations, and attendance. Internship: Grades are based on work performance, a professional diary, regular meetings with the internship academic advisor, a final paper, and an oral presentation. UIB courses: Students may have term papers, group projects, or class presentations. In most cases, at least half the final grade is based on a final exam. Numeric grades are based on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading scale.


    Class attendance is mandatory and absences affect grades. CIEE instructors provide detailed syllabi and students should expect daily homework assignments. University professors normally combine lectures, tutorials, seminars, and, in the sciences, laboratory classes, and expect independent work from students. At the university, it is common to get a syllabus with an outline of themes, a list of recommended readings, and grading criteria, but no detailed calendar. Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) fall courses end before Christmas with final exams scheduled through the month of January. CIEE requests permission for early exams so CIEE semester students can depart before Christmas. Academic year students must be back in Palma by mid-January to take final exams. In the spring, CIEE and UIB courses finish by the end of May. UIB final exams run through mid-June. In most cases, professors may administer final exams before Christmas in the fall and late-May or early-June in the spring. Students will be advised on which classes they can take based on early final exams availability.



    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.


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Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 14-18 U.S. semester/21-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 120-130 internship placement hours and meetings with advisor
    • Spring Internship option for 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter hours may be available
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100-120 research hours
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) courses: 4 U.S. semester/6 quarter credits; 60 contact hours

Language of Instruction
Spanish and English


Student enroll in four to five courses for 14-18 semester credits.

Students are required to enroll in:

  • A minimum of one  CIEE Spanish language learning course (these courses have SPAN in the course code)
  • A minimum of one CIEE content course
  • A minimum of one host institution course
  • The balance of credits can be made up of any combination of:
    • CIEE Internship or CIEE Directed Independent Research Project
    • CIEE courses
    • Host university courses 

Course Notes

  • CIEE content courses are taught in English or Spanish.  For courses offered in Spanish, the language requirement is four or more semesters of Spanish.
  • UIB courses are in English or Spanish and are 4 U.S. semester credits each. For courses offered in Spanish, the language requirement is five or more semesters of Spanish.
  • Internship (business or hospitality) placements are not guaranteed. Internships where students interact with the public require two or more semesters of Spanish. Students applying for an internship are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • Directed Independent Research is subject to Center Director’s approval and availability of faculty. Students applying for a research project are required to submit additional materials during the course selection process.
  • UIB final exams are typically scheduled after the semester ends. Students will be advised on which classes they can take based on early final exams availability.

Fall 2020 CIEE Courses

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Academic Projects

Semester Credit

Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Semester Credit

Languages and Cultural Studies

Semester Credit

Host Institution Courses

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Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)

Students are required to enroll in one (or more) regular university courses in English or Spanish, 4 U.S. credits each.  For courses offered in Spanish, the language requirement is five or more semesters of Spanish. Syllabi or course descriptions for home school approval are available from the CIEE Director of Palma de Mallorca.

UIB fall courses end before Christmas with final exams scheduled through the month of January. CIEE requests permission for early exams so CIEE semester students can depart before Christmas. Academic year students must be back in Palma by mid-January to take final exams. In the spring, CIEE and UIB courses finish by the end of May. UIB final exams run through mid-June. In most cases, professors may administer final exams before Christmas in the fall and late-May or early-June in the spring. Students will be advised on which classes they can take based on early final exams availability.

Although the courses below are typically offered in the fall and spring semesters, they are subject to change.  Students will be given official course information during course preselection and will finalize their registration upon arrival.


Business, Tourism, Economics, Hospitality
Microeconomics, Micro-econometrics, Analysis of Economic Data, Introduction to Business, Industrial Organization, Public Law of Tourism, Microeconomic Analysis of Tourism, Tourism Industry Contracts, Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism, Environmental Economics in Tourism Spaces, Strategic Management, Management of Lodging Corporations, Air Transport Economics, Corporate Investment and Financing Decision, Design of Business Organizations, Management of Human Resources, Management Skills, Strategic Management of Business Information Systems, Public Sector Economics

International Studies, International Law
International Protection of Human Rights, Electronic Commerce and Internet, European Community Social Law, International Trade Law

Sciences, Engineering
Populations and the Physical Environment (Ecology), Parasitology and its Sanitary Incidence (Biology), Marine Biology, Nuclear and Particle Physics, Sustainability and Energy Management in Construction, Industrial Computer Vision, Mathematics III: Statistics, Strategic Management of Business Information Systems (Computer Science)

English Studies, Literature, Linguistics, Teaching and Translation
Introduction to Translation Studies, Translation and Intercultural Mediation in Professional Areas of Tourism in English, Comprehension and Interpretation of Academic Texts, Cultural Insights into the English-Speaking World I, Fundamentals of English Phonology, English Lexicology, Origins and Development of the English Language, Designing an English as a Foreign Language Course, Teaching Methodology of English in Primary Education, Teaching with Literature in English in Primary Education, Applications of English Linguistics and ICT, UIB English Theatre Company, Postcolonial Literatures in English, Literatures of The United States of America, English Literature IV: From the Origins to Shakespeare, Gender and Culture in the English Speaking World


Business, Tourism, Economics, Hospitality
Introduction to Economics, Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations, Finance, Accounting I, Finance Economics, Econometrics, Games and Strategic Decisions, Business Strategy, Marketing Management I, Welfare Economics, Introduction to Econometrics, Economics of Information, Environmental Economics, Introduction to Tourism, Organizational Design and Human Resources, Tourism Marketing I, Finance Accounting I, Operations and Processes in Tourism Enterprises, Tourism Marketing II, Macroeconomics, International Marketing, Geography of Tourism, Balance Analysis and Management Control

Education, Teaching English
Learning to Teach EFL (English as a Foreign Language), Studying English Film, Teaching English: Methodologies for Primary Education, Information Research in Social Sciences, Acquisition of English as a Foreign Language, United States and Globalization: Literature, Film and Television

IN SPANISH - FALL (Requires five Semesters of Spanish) 

Business, Tourism, Economics, Hospitality
Microeconomics, Analysis of Economic Data, Introduction to Business, Business Optimization, Industrial Organization, Financial Economics, Micro-econometrics, Macroeconomics II, Economic Cycles and Politics, Economic Analysis of Projects, Economics of Tourism, Education and Labor Market, Accounting, History of Economic Thought, Investment and Business Financing, Design of Business Organizations, Industrial Economics, Spanish and World Economy, Financial Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing II, Accounting and Control Management, Banking Management, Stock Financial Markets, Banking Products, Entrepreneurship: Company Formation, Territorial Resources, Management of Cultural Heritage, Public Law of Tourism, Microeconomic Analysis of Tourism, Tourism Industry Contracts, Financial Business, Macroeconomic Analysis of Tourism, Strategic Management, Quality Management and Client Service, State, Political Systems and Constitution, Public International Law, The Organization of Spanish Constitutional State, Self-regulation and Alternative Measures for Conflict Resolution, Nutrition and Food Safety, Introduction to Tourism and Hospitality, Introduction to Information Technologies, Economic, Introduction to Business, Hotel Management and Operations II, Accounting, Tourism Geography, Tourism Law, Installations and Equipment, Management of Human Resources, Tourism Marketing, Management of Hospitality Corporations II, Environmental Management of Hospitality Corporations, Quality Management of Hospitality Corporations, Information Technologies in the Hotel Industry, Finance Management of Tourism Enterprises

Survey of Spanish Literature, Introduction to Spanish Linguistics, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Spanish Syntax II, Spanish Literature of the Golden Age: Prose, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century, Description and Analysis of Spanish Language: Study of Meaning, History of Spanish Language I, Contemporary Spanish Literature: End of the Century, Introduction to Hispanic Literature, Spanish Linguistics of the Text, History of Spanish Language II, Contemporary Spanish Literature: from the Civil War to the Present, Spanish Linguistics Historiography, Teaching Spanish as a Second Language, Spanish Neologisms and Terminology, Text Edition: from Textual Criticism to the New Digital Formats, Modernism Literatures: Literary Aesthetics and Dialogues with Other Arts, Gender Identity: Contemporary Spanish Literature by Women Writers, Portuguese Language and Literature I, Portuguese Literature of the 20th Century, French Language and Literature I, German Language and Literature I, Spanish for Children: from the Reading Pleasure to Writing Game, Fine Arts Education in Primary Education, Specific Learning Disabilities in Primary Education, Psycho-education, Intervention in Language Differences in Education, Teaching Spanish in Primary Education, Social Psychology of Groups and Organizations, Technology I in Education, Planning and Management of Educational Processes, Environmental Pedagogy, Management of Knowledge and Learning through Internet, Data Analysis in Educational Research, Philosophies in Contemporary World, Logic Methodologies and Argumentation, Ethics, Theory of Knowledge I, Human Values and Cognition, Philosophy of Language I, Philosophy of Science II, Philosophy of Language II, Scientific Philosophies and Knowledge in Contemporary World, Anthropology of Migrations, Societies and Cultures in the Middle Ages, Prehistory II, History of the 18th Century, History of the Ancient Period in Spain, History of the Middle Ages in Spain, Methodology and Techniques of Historical Research, Ethno-archaeology, Reading and Analysis of Art and Architecture, Museology, Critical, Theoretical and Methodological Knowledge of Art History, History of Aesthetic Ideas I, Geography of Spain, Climate Change and Environmental Risks, Urban Landscape Law and Territorial Planning, State, Political Systems and Constitution, The Organization of Spanish Constitutional State, Self-regulation and Alternative Measures for Conflict Resolution, Regional Planning in Europe and Spain

Social Sciences
Introduction to Statistics Applied to Health Sciences, Psychology of Life Development II, Introduction to Psychobiology, Psychometrics, Psychology of Groups, Psychological Evaluation and Diagnosis I, Psychology of Personality, Thought and Language, Neuropsychology, Psychology of Organizations, Experimental Designs, Psychopathology, Psychology of Art, Intelligence, Evaluation and Treatment of Problems related to Couples and Social Conduct; Help Relationship in Social Work, Research and Diagnosis, Strategic Interventions in Social Work, Social Work in Networks and Wide Systems, Methodologies and Techniques of Qualitative Research in Social Work, Social Work in Equal Opportunity Programs, Social Interventions with Minors and Problems of Social Misfit II, Socio-Education Interventions in Drug Dependence, Programs of Environmental Education

Sciences, Health
Cytology and Histology, Zoology I, Microbiology II, Evolution, Botany II, Human Physiology, Applied Microbiology, Behavioral Physiology, Pharmacology, Nutrition and Metabolism, History of the Earth and Life, Differential Equations II, Optics, Statistics Physics, Quantum, Tensor Calculus and Groups, Chemistry II, Experimentation with Inorganic Chemistry, Structural Determination in Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry III, Organic Combination, Biologic Chemistry, Bioorganic Chemistry, Medical Chemistry, Chemistry of Food, Bio-technologic, Separation Processes in Chemical Engineering, General Laboratory of Biochemistry, Laboratory of Biochemistry Implementation, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Development, Methods and Techniques in Molecular Biology, Molecular Pathology, Bioethics and Quality in Biosciences Laboratories, Industrial Bio-chemistry, Projects in Biochemistry and Molecular, Anatomy by Touching and Diagnosis by Image, General Procedures in Physiotherapy II, Physiotherapy in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Rheumatology I, Physiotherapy in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Rheumatology II, Physiotherapy in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Rheumatology IV, Neurological Physiotherapy III, Comprehensive Attention to Disability and Chronicity, Advanced Techniques of Hydrotherapy, Psychomotricity, Methodologies of Nursing Treatments, Community Physiotherapy

IN SPANISH – Spring (Requires five semesters of Spanish) 

Business, Tourism, Economics, Hospitality
Introduction to Economics, Mathematics, Introduction to Markets and Financial Operations, History of Economy, Welfare Economics, Economics Structure and Opportunities, Introduction to Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Macro-econometrics, Finance Economics, Production and Operation Management, Econometrics, Costs Accounting, Business Risks Management, Business Strategy, Finance Accounting, International Economics, European Economics, Innovation Management, Business Negotiation Strategies, Information Economics, Analysis of Surveys and Multi-variant Techniques, Economic Growth, Finance Accounting I, Progress of Spain in the International Order, European Union Law, International Private Law, Introduction to Tourism, Geography of Tourism, Organizational Design and Human Resources, Tourism, Marketing I, Operations and Processes in Tourism Enterprises, Tourism Brokerage, Tourism Marketing II, Sustainable Tourism, Economic Context and International Conditioning (Tourism), Psychology of Work, Business Sociology, Psychology of Human Resources: Planning and Management, Introduction to Business Social Psychology, Anthropology of Tourism, Tourism Resources, Hygiene and Nutrition, Information Technology and Computing, Management of Hospitality Companies I, Economics, Labor Relations in the Tourism Sector, International Tourism, International Hotel Management, Information Technology in the Hotel Sector, The Ownership and Running of Hotels

Spanish Literature and Linguistics
Spanish Oral and Written Expression Techniques, Description and Analysis of Spanish Language: Lexic, Description and Analysis of Spanish Language: Sintaxis I, Spanish Literature of the 18th Century, Social Variation of Spanish Language, Spanish Theatre of the Golden Age: Theatre, Medieval Spanish Literature I, Spanish Lexicography, Stage Theories in the History of Spanish Theatre, Geographic Variation of Spanish Language, Contemporary Spanish Literature: Modernism and Avant-garde, Philological Analysis of Spanish Texts, Aesthetic Trends in Latin American Poetry of the 20th Century, Textual Strategies in Avant-garde Spanish Poetry, Medieval Spanish Literature II, French Literature of the 20th Century, Portuguese Language and Literature II, French Language and Literature II, Portuguese Culture and Society of the 20th Century

Pedagogy and Education
Theory of Education, Psycho-pedagogical Evaluation and Assessment, Learning Disabilities, Technology II: Educational Material, Contemporary Educational Thoughts and Contexts, Resources and Methodologies in the Teaching-Learning Process in Elementary Education, Spanish Language: Strategies for Communication Applied to Elementary Education, Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia in Elementary Education, Spanish Language: Strategies for Communication Applied to Primary Education, ICT Applied to Primary Education, Psychology of Education and Advising, Teaching Reading and Writing in Primary Education, Teaching Mathematics I in Primary Education

Social Education, Social Work, Philosophy, Anthropology
Social Law, Development and Welfare, Techniques of Group Dynamics in Social Education, Gender Violence and Socio-education Intervention, Pedagogy of Juvenile Crime and Penitentiary, Fundamentals of Contemporary Society (Social Work), Social Intervention in Family Abuse (Social Work), Dependence and Vulnerability (Social Work), Business Sociology, Theory of Knowledge II, Philosophy of Politics, Metaphysics I, Metaphysics II, Philosophy of Science I, Philosophy of Biology

Psychology of Work, Psychology of Human Resources: Planning and Management, Introduction to Business Social Psychology, History of Psychology, Psychology of Development I, Biological Psychology, Memory and Cognition, Psychological Evaluation and Diagnosis II, Personality and Adaptation, Psychoeducation and Psychosocial Intervention, Gender Violence, Psychology of Disability and Dependence, Clinical Neuropsychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Development Disorders

Law and International Law
Introduction to Law, General Theory of Law, History of Law, Zone and Society, Introduction to Business Law, Person and Family Law, Constitutional Law: Rights and Freedoms, Progress of Spain in the International Order, European Union Law, International Private Law

History, Culture, Art
Introduction to Prehistorical Communities, Prehistory I, History of Spanish Medieval Age, Epigraphy and Numismatics in Ancient World, Paleography and Diplomatic, Ancient History of the Balearic Islands, Ethno-archaeology, Critical, Theoretical and Methodological Knowledge of Art History, History of Photography, Art in Europe and US since 1960, Urban Geography

Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics
Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology and Metabolic Control, Zoology II, Animal Physiology, History of Earth and Life, Physics, Biology, Immunology, Biosynthesis of Macromolecules and Their Regulation, Biochemistry of Membranes and Bioenergy, Microbiological Analysis, Analytical and Chemical Biochemistry, Toxicology, Chemistry I, Computer Assisted Physics, Complex Variable, Physics of Continuous Environments, Quantic Physics, Environments of Functions, Weather Physics, Medical Physics, General Laboratory of Chemistry I, Physics I, Organic Chemistry I, Engineering Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry Experimentation, Organic Chemistry Experimentation, Instrumental Analysis, Industrial Chemistry, Science of Materials, Writing and Execution of Chemistry Research Projects

Health, Physiotherapy
Introduction to Statistics Applied to Health Sciences, General Health Care Procedures, Assessment in Physiotherapy, Kinesiotherapy, Introduction to Physiotherapy and Community Physiotherapy, Health Care Ethics and Legislation, Physiotherapy in Traumatology, Orthopedics and Rheumatology III, Nursery of the Elderly

Computer Science
Programming I, Evaluation of Computer Systems Behaviors, Concurrent Programming, Applications Distributed in Internet, Design of Computer Solutions for the Tourism Sector, Laboratory of Systems based in Microcomputers, Administration of Computer Systems, Advanced Computer Architectures, Laboratory of Project Programming, Intelligent Systems, Data Mining, Management of Technological Innovation, Algorithm Control in Computing

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


  • Tuition
  • 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

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. If you select to live in an apartment, you need to budget as well for your meals. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.


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Fees & Housing

Fall 2020 16 weeks Apr 15, 2020 Sep 1, 2020* Dec 19, 2020*
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,833 **

Housing = $3,650 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,000

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $250

Books & Supplies = $100

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $5,310

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Students in an apartment should estimate an average of $2000 for food. Note that three meals a day are included in the program for students who choose a homestay.

†† round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

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