Seville, Spain Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Spain Travel Adventure

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Program Overview
Discover Spain's wonders, from Andalucia to Mallorca. 

From Seville’s charming squares to Palma de Mallorca’s stunning Balearic sea views, embark on a 7-week journey to discover the best of what Spain has to offer!  

Start your adventure on a 4-week Spanish Language & Culture program in Seville, where you’ll enjoy daily Spanish lessons and excursions. Visit the Jewish Quarter’s centuries-old buildings, grab tapas with your friends, and dance flamenco.

Continue on a 3-week Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems & Sustainability program in Palma de Mallorca, a gorgeous Spanish island, complete with palm trees and crystal-clear waters. Engage with expert ecologists and biologists as you survey the coastline and learn about key species under threat and how to make a difference.

Living with host families in both places, let your new Spanish skills surprise you! Navigate the streets or strike a conversation with a shopkeeper. This extended immersion will boost your confidence and credentials in a way only study abroad experiences can: come home more independent, more proficient in Spanish, and more importantly, with friends and memories to last a lifetime. 

Academic Merit Only Scholarship

Only the Global Navigator Academic Merit Only scholarship is available for this program bundle (limit of 1 award per bundle). The Academic Merit + Need scholarship is NOT available. If you want to apply for an Academic Merit + Need scholarship, check out the Spanish Language & Culture program and Mediterranean Marine Ecosystems & Sustainability program separately.

The Take-Aways

Real-world Experience

Travel to Spain to immerse yourself in the language in Seville and apply that knowledge in Palma de Mallorca, connecting with expert ecologists and biologists. Come home with a higher proficiency in Spanish and ready to make a difference in the sustainability of local ecosystems.

Credentials For Your Future

Topics for your college essays, experience to inform your future career, a portfolio showcasing your project on marine biodiversity and sustainability, and service-learning hours. Choose to earn 4 college language credits toward your future college degree.

Life Skills And New Friendships

Return with greater self-confidence, independence, and improved communication skills. Enjoy a broader worldview and diverse friendships from across the U.S. 


Hours of expert instruction


Weeks Pursuing Your Passion


Life-changing Experience

The Destination
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  • Plaza de España_seville
  • Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca_palma

The Destination

Welcome to Seville and Palma de Mallorca, two Spanish tourism hot spots.

Once the capital of Muslim Spain and a gateway for ships headed to the Americas, Seville is immersed in historical allure. At the mouth of the Guadalquivir River, the country’s only navigable river, it has stood as the economic heart of southern Spain for centuries. Celebrated for its hospitality, Seville epitomizes the very essence of Andalusia. Prepare to be mesmerized by flamenco rhythms, exquisite mosaics, and the echoes of Moorish splendor that grace the city. 

It’s easy to fall in love with Palma de Mallorca, the stunning Balearic Island off the east coast of Spain. You can wander in any direction and be mesmerized by scenic coves, exquisite limestone mountains, luscious greenery, and a sea so clear that you can see the grains of sand at the bottom of the sea. You’ll experience the spirited vibe and Mediterranean flair of streets filled with stylish boutiques, quirky shops, art galleries, and artisanal bakeries. Be sure to take a picture there of the tallest Gothic structure in Europe—La Seu cathedral.

Daily Life

Daily Life


Each day offers a balance between interactive instruction and cultural activities with time on your own, too. Morning classes and afternoon activities may swap places. 

  • Breakfast at your homestay 
  • Engaging Spanish classes or hands-on classes with local experts (all classes in Palma are delivered in English) 
  • Lunch at your homestay, the CIEE center, or out in the field 
  • Out and about for authentic conversations in the community, community service, or cultural/outdoor activities
  • Dinner and evening discussions at your homestay  


  • Overnight or day excursions to top sites   
  • Quality time with friends and your host family 


Carefully-screened homestay

24/7 Support

1 Program Leader for every 12 students and support from local staff

Program Blogs


Storming the Castle! (and visiting the Palma History Museum)

By Alexander Mazuzan at CIEE

On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, we wrapped up the last of our program's cultural activities with a visit to Castillo Bellever and a walking tour of some graffiti... keep reading


Terra i Mar Aventura! Camping, Hiking, Watersports, and Otherwise in Alcúdia

By Alexander Mazuzan at CIEE

Over this past weekend, July 29 and 30, the whole group traveled to the north of the island for a weekend full of adventure and fun. We met early in... keep reading


Local Pastries and Homemade Ice Cream at Can Joan de S'Aigo

By Alexander Mazuzan at CIEE

I´ll be back with a camping trip post tomorrow! For now, enjoy the words of my esteemed colleague, Rachel John, describing the students' experience sampling some traditional Mallorcan delicacies: Monday... keep reading


Sample Activities

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Just imagine all the fun you’ll have!

  • Cool off and paddle on a kayak along the Guadalquivir River. Admire Seville’s riverside sites, like the Triana district. 
  • Visit the breathtaking beauty of the Alhambra palace, the most visited monument of Spain and a true masterpiece of Muslim art in Europe, on an overnight trip to Granada. 
  • In Cadiz, the oldest continuously inhabited city in Spain, taste some of the best candy of Andalusia. Climb the Tavira tower for the best views of the sea. 
  • Take a boat ride to the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera, swarming with Lilford’s wall lizards. These reptiles look like miniature dragons and cannot be found anywhere else in the world. 
  • Dive into the blue water of Cabrera National Park and watch the colorful fish dance with you in the waves. Who knows? You might also encounter an inquisitive octopus. 
  • Overnight at La Victoria natural area in Alcudia between the mountains and sea. Maneuver down a rocky path to the beach of Coll Baix. Snorkel, swim, kayak, and paddleboard. Sail back in a private boat. 

Please note activities are based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when arranging activities is always to enhance your experience.   



  • Participants must be 14 years old and above.  
  • Program open to all current high school students—Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors—who have completed at least one year of high school Spanish.  
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our scholarship page

For more information, refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria

Dates & Fees

Dates & Fees

Application Fee 


Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. Find additional details about what’s included with your tuition. 

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Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Program Summer Session I and II 2024 7 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Costs $12,100

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 protection with benefits.

Program Balance = $12,100

Total Fees = $12,100

Estimated Costs

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

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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What's Included

Interactive Classes


3 Meals/Day

(Dietary Needs Accommodated)

All Ground Transportation

(Once In-country)

Optional Flight Chaperone

(Flight Cost Not Included)

Pre-departure Advice and Orientation

Access to Local Phone and WIFI

All Cultural Activities and Excursions

Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection

24/7 Emergency On-site Support

Our Staff

Our Staff

Salvador Parra

Center Director

Salvador has been working at CIEE since 2000 and is passionate about international exchange. He holds a degree in History and Geography from the University of Seville, and a Master of Business Administration.

Antonia Ferriol, PhD


Antonia brings a great passion for teaching and a wealth of educational experience, having taught Spanish language, linguistics, literature, and culture at Pennsylvania State University, Middlebury College, Denison University, and...

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