Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Summer Language + Culture

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Information for term Summer Language + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jun 12, 2023 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: Jun 12 – Jul 10, 2023 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2023
  • Dates: May 15 – Jul 10, 2023 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

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Unique Experiences

  • 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

  • TOURISTS VISITING THE ISLANDS ANNUALLY

    12 M
  • YEAR CITY OF PALMA WAS FOUNDED BY THE ROMANS

    123
  • BEACHES

    300+

Location & Culture

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Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, Palma de Mallorca is a bustling capital city with a laid-back island atmosphere. Its pristine beaches, rich history, fantastic nightlife, and one-of-a-kind gastronomy make it easy to see why Mallorca is a favorite among European tourists.  

The port city of Palma is dominated by an impressive Gothic Cathedral, the elegant Moorish Almudaina Palace, and the round Medieval Bellver Castle. Mediterranean in essence, the palm-fringed marina bristles with masts, and beyond lies a tapestry of Gothic, Medieval, Modernist, and Moorish architecture, tiny shops, and busy squares. The flat terrain makes for easy walking and biking. On the rest of the island, you'll see small villages, stone houses, and the impressive Tramuntana Mountains. In and out of the city, you'll be tempted to adopt the local active way of life and make the most of the beautiful landscapes and azure waters around you. 

CIEE Palma is conveniently located inside the UIB Sa Riera host university building in downtown Palma, making it convenient for students to reach out to CIEE staff between classes. The building is a 10-minute walk to Palma's waterfront, near the main square and shopping district, and surrounded by cafeterias, restaurants, and shops.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Palma. 

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  •  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 

LOCAL ENGAGMENT

  • 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 

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Each student has an individual room. Breakfast and dinner, laundry, and internet access are provided. Homes are in the center of Palma, within walking distance of public transportation and no more than a 30-minute commute to the main square or the UIB downtown building where classes and CIEE offices are located. 

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Students have breakfast and dinner with their host families. They are responsible for lunch. There is a wide range of restaurants and cafes located around the city and the university building where classes are offered. 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    UNIVERSITAT DE LES ILLES BALEARS at SA RIERA

    Our summer location in the city center is a 10-minute walk from the waterfront.

Academics

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Academics

All students take one three-credit course per session and can also enroll in an optional Communicative Spanish Language course taught in Spanish (one credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering. Courses are taught by CIEE instructors. 

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

  • Students choose one content course in English per session
  • Optional: Communicative Spanish course

Program Credit

Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 1-3 U.S. semester/1.5-4.5 quarter credits; 15-45 contact hours

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Academic Culture

Attendance is mandatory and absences affect final grades. CIEE classes provide a detailed syllabus, and students are expected to be prepared for class.

Class Format

Classes are open only to CIEE students and meet Monday through Friday. CIEE courses combine lectures, readings, films, active participation and group discussion, class-related visits and study trips. 

Grading

Students are evaluated based on class participation, class activities, homework, exams, papers, and in some cases oral presentations.  

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Courses

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Course Information

Course Notes
Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take Communicative Spanish once.  

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global 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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session I 2023 4 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jun 12, 2023
$4,450
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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 = $2,353 **

Housing = $1,600 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,450

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 = $300

International Airfare = $1,000 ††

Local Transportation = $100 †††

Personal expenses = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $1,550

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 two meals daily

Homestay includes breakfast and dinner

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

††† 15€ / 10 trips bus pass (to go to the beach) or move around Palma

Summer Session I and II 2023 8 weeks Apr 1, 2023 May 15, 2023 Jul 10, 2023
$8,010
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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 = $4,313 **

Housing = $3,200 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,010

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 = $1,200

International Airfare = $1,000 ††

Local Transportation = $300 †††

Personal expenses = $550

Total Estimated Costs = $3,050

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.

See Scholarships

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 two meals daily

Only for students who live in the residencia as homestays include 3 meals a day

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

††† 15€ / 10 trips bus pass (to go to the beach) or move around Palma

Summer Session II 2023 4 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Jun 12, 2023 Jul 10, 2023
$4,450
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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 = $2,353 **

Housing = $1,600 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,450

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 = $300

International Airfare = $1,000 ††

Local Transportation = $100 †††

Personal expenses = $150

Total Estimated Costs = $1,550

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.

See Scholarships

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 two meals daily

Homestay includes breakfast and dinner

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

††† 15€ / 10 trips bus pass (to go to the beach) or move around Palma

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. In addition, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Tuition
Housing
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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