Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Intensive Spanish Language & Culture

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Information for term Intensive Spanish Language & Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 11, 2020 (4 weeks)
$6,200

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 8, 2020 (4 weeks)
$6,200

Overview

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RAMP UP YOUR SPANISH LANGUAGE SKILLS WHILE VISITING PALACES AND CASTLES AND KICKING BACK ON ISLAND BEACHES.

In the capital Palma de Mallorca, we offer our most motivated Spanish learners a challenging opportunity. Open only to students with two or more years of high school Spanish, this program requires students to speak Spanish at all times – so get ready for full immersion!

In Palma, you’ll live like a local, sharing authentic meals with your homestay hosts and learning first-hand about island traditions. Daily language classes at the university building downtown are complemented with intercultural activities, museum and historical visits, and outdoor exploration.

For a small island, there’s no shortage of historical, culinary and cultural attractions. Roman ruins, a Moorish palace and Gothic cathedral each highlight a distinct part of Mallorquin history. Get a taste for the local cuisine as you make traditional recipes with a chef, go out for tapas, and visit the city’s oldest chocolatería for local pastries and homemade ice cream. Learn about modern art and architecture at the Baluard Museum, and political graffiti on a street art tour around the city.

The Mediterranean plays a vital role in the local lifestyle - walking, running, kayaking, cycling, surfing, and sailing are common. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to soak up the sun with a picnic along the shore or join a spirited beach volleyball tournament.

You’ll spend three days camping with new friends at the La Victoria Campsite, nestled in the forest along the Bay of Pollença, with spectacular sea and mountain views.

Whether on land or at sea, every day you’ll be immersed in the unique Majorcan culture and put your Spanish conversational skills to the test.

Curious about the difference between intensive and regular Language & Culture programs? Click here

 

The Take-Aways

  • Language

    60 hours of instruction in Spanish by CIEE professors

  • COLLEGE CREDIT

    4 college credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college.

  • Certificate

    A certificate of language learning in Spanish, and documented language growth through pre- and post- program testing

Location & Culture

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Nurture your newfound independence in the City of Calm.   Half of the island’s population – some 400,000 people – call the oceanside city of Palma home. It bustles with tourism and commerce, from its palm-fringed marina bristling with masts, to its tapestry of Modernist, Moorish, Gothic, and Medieval architecture, tiny shops, and busy squares. The city is dominated by three magnificent structures – the impressive Gothic Cathedral, the elegant Moorish Almudaina Palace, and the round Medieval Bellver Castle.   Flat terrain makes for easy walking and biking. With these options plus easily accessed bus and metro, it takes just 5 to 20 minutes to get from your host family’s home to language classes to the CIEE Study Center located on the downtown campus of Universitat de les Illes Balears.   In contrast to busy Palma, the rest of the island features small villages and stone houses among Mallorca’s mountains, valleys, and coves. Natural treasures include the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and of course, the surrounding sapphire waters.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Carefully Screened Homestay

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Activities

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Sample Activities

  • Take a scenic daytrip through the towns nestled in the coastal Tramuntana Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Make new friends at Sports Day with local Spanish students.
  • Learn about the more than 8,000 animals and 700 different species at the Palma Aquarium.
  • Visit Palma’s oldest chocoletería for traditional pastries and homemade ice cream. Learn to cook Mallorquin dishes, all of it in Spanish!
  • Experience local art and culture firsthand at Es Baluard museum, a city graffiti tour, and a traditional ball de bot dance class.

Excursions:

  • Embark on a three-day camping trip to La Victoria in Alcudia, a seaside campground located an hour north of Palma. Spend the days swimming, snorkeling and enjoying the great outdoors before heading back to your tent underneath the Mallorcan night sky.


​​Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Eligibility

APPLICATION FEE

$25

Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Optional College Credit Fee

$150  Learn more 

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 14, 2020 Jul 11, 2020

$6,200

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 12, 2020 Aug 8, 2020

$6,200

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