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, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jun 15, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 semester hours / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: May 20 – Jul 15, 2019 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 semester hours / 4.5 - 6 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2020 (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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Stunning scenery and sunny skies make Palma de Mallorca an idyllic location to earn credits and practice your Spanish language skills. Explore the balance between tourism and sustainable development or the wine industry in Spain with courses in English at CIEE’s partner school, Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB). Courses are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding.

Unique Experiences

  • Improve your Spanish

    skills by communicating with your host family, Spanish peers, and language exchange partners.

  • Discover the traditions,

    tastes, sights, and sounds that make this distinctly Spanish island a favorite destination.

  • Learn by doing,

    with engaging fieldwork and site visits all over the island.

  • residents

    860K
  • year City of Palma was founded by the Romans

    123
  • stained glass windows in the Gothic Cathedral of Palma

    87

Location & Culture

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The port city of Palma is dominated by an impressive Gothic Cathedral, the elegant Moorish Almudaina Palace, and the round Medieval Bellver Castle. The palm-fringed marina bristles with masts, and beyond lies a tapestry of Gothic, Medieval, Modernist, and Moorish architecture, tiny shops, and busy squares. Flat terrain makes for easy walking and biking. On the rest of the island, you’ll see small villages and stones 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.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Journey by boat from Sóller to Torrent de Pareïs, or to the natural park of Cabrera.
  • Visit historic towns Valldemossa, Deiá, and Pollensa
  • Stroll the white sands at Es Trenc or Cala Mondragó
  • Take in breathtaking views at stunning Cape Formentor at the island’s north point.
  • Explore the multi-layered city of Palma and its architectural treasures.

LANGUAGE IMMERSION

  • Get your bearings with Guardian Angels, Spanish university students who will introduce you to the city.
  • Get to know Spanish students with cooking classes, salsa dancing, games, movies, tapas nights, beach picnics, and more.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Students are placed individually or can request to live in pairs, each with their own bedroom. Homestays are within a 5- to 20-minute walk to the UIB downtown building where classes and CIEE offices are located.

    Hostel: Share a room with one or three CIEE students in a hostel unaffiliated with the university, in central Palma. Each floor has a shared bathroom. The hostel has common living spaces, a kitchen, and laundry area. WiFi,  bi-weekly cleaning, and linen service included.  The hostel is a 10-minute walk from the city’s main square and a 15-minute walk from UIB downtown building where classes and CIEE offices are located.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: students have three daily meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) provided by the host family.

    Hostel: no meals are included in this housing option.

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 and a 15- to 20-minute walk from lodgings.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

All students take the required course: Mediterranean Cuisine in Spain: Cooking and Wine Tasting in Session I and Tourism and Sustainable Development in Europe in Session II. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Spanish Language course taught in Spanish (1 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 UIB faculty.

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.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Courses meet for three hours every morning or afternoon, Monday through Friday, with occasional outings. There are two Fridays off. CIEE courses combine lectures, readings, films, active participation and group discussion, class-related visits and study trips. Students take classes only with other CIEE students.

  • GRADING

    Students are evaluated based on class participation, class activities, homework, exams, papers, and in some cases oral presentations. Grades are given on a 10-point scale.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Students choose one content course in English per session for 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours.

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.

Summer 2020 Courses

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Summer 2020 syllabi will be available by early September.

Session I

  • SPAN 0001 PALU: Communicative Spanish
  • HISP 3006 PALU / CULA 3001 PALU (ENG): Mediterranean Cuisine in Spain: Cooking and Wine Tasting (in English)

Session II

  • SPAN 0001 PALU: Communicative Spanish
  • ECON 3001 PALU: Tourism and Sustainable Development in Europe

Scholarships

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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
  • 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.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • 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

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Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session I and II 2019 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 20, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$7,470
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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 = $5,423 **

Housing = $1,580 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $7,470

Estimated Costs

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

International Airfare = $1,400

Local Transportation = $240

Books & Supplies = $150

Personal expenses = $1,050

Total Estimated Costs = $2,840

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

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

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Deadline Passed Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
$4,150
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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 = $2,893 **

Housing = $790 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

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

International Airfare = $1,400

Local Transportation = $120

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $525

Total Estimated Costs = $2,120

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 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

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

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jun 15, 2020
Summer Session I and II 2020 8 weeks Apr 1, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020

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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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