Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Spanish Language Intensive

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Information for term Spanish Language Intensive

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 10 – Jul 7, 2018 (4 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 8 – Aug 4, 2018 (4 weeks)


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Ramp up your Spanish language skills while visiting palaces and castles and kicking back on island beaches.

Discover Roman ruins, a Moorish casbah and underwater caves. Go on a scavenger hunt in a 14th-century Medieval castle. Kayak, snorkel and sail in the clean blue waters of Mallorca. 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. While mornings are spent in language classes at a local university, afternoons are for museum trips, intercultural activities and outdoor exploration.

In the capital of Palma you’ll live like a local, sharing authentic meals with your host family and learning first-hand about island traditions. You’ll live in a homestay and take language and culture classes at a university building downtown. You’ll spend three days in a youth camp with friends at the Albergue La Victoria summer camp located on the natural area of Alcudia, in a privileged environment surrounded by impressive mountains and transparent sea waters.

From day one you’ll dive right into the culture, through group activities with peers:  Cook and eat traditional Majorcan recipes with a Spanish chef, while learning about the Mediterranean diet. Try a range of tapas, from traditional pan-fried calamari to fresh sushi, at the Central Market. Tour a local cookie factory and sample the goods. Go out for amazing handmade ice cream (try the traditional almond flavor!) or an ensaïmada, Majorca’s most popular pastry, in the city’s oldest chocolatería. Visit a Spanish school to see how students of your same age live and study in Palma.  Help clean up a natural beach as part of the “Keep this island a paradise” campaign.  Meander through the farmer’s market where merchants sell fruits and vegetables alongside livestock animals, clothes and shoes, and buckets of snails!

For a small island, there’s no shortage of cultural attractions. Learn about modern art at Joan Miró’s Cultural Foundation and Museum, Modernista and contemporary architecture at the Baluard Museum, and political graffiti on a street art tour around the city.


The Take-Aways

  • Language

    60 hours of instruction in Spanish by CIEE professors


    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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From Medieval buildings to modern art, this Spanish island is known for its rich cultural heritage.

The biggest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, Majorca is a major tourist destination known for its dramatic coastal landscapes and well preserved architectural treasures. It’s a perfect place to practice the Spanish language while noting the nuances of cultural differences in different regions in Spain.

You’ll be based in the city of Palma, the island’s cosmopolitan hot spot, where there’s lots to explore.  A crossroads of cultures over the centuries, Palma has a fascinating multicultural flavor. Magnificent sites include a Gothic cathedral, a Moorish palace, and a Medieval castle among Modernist buildings. Founded by Romans in year 123 BC, the city’s rich Islamic past is still evident within its Old City district. The Arab quarter contains many hidden treasures, including the 10th century Arab Baths and an 800-year-old olive tree.

Visitors flock to Palma’s marina, palm-lined promenade (hence its name) and urban beaches.

On the rest of the island, you’ll discover small romantic villages and stone houses among mountains, valleys and coves as you head off on excursions with your peers. 

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 Host Family

  • Local Support

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


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Sample Activities

  • Trek along the unspoiled trails of the coastal Tramuntana Mountain Range, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.
  • Climb high and go and zip-lining — if you dare!
  • Snorkel in “Sa Cova Blava,” a sub-aquatic cave.
  • Kayak and paddle surf at S’Illot Beach in Alcudia.
  • Hike to Coll Baix to see flora, fauna and gorgeous views.
  • Bike along Palma Bay, from end to end.
  • Sail in a Catamaran, stopping at Portals Vells cove to swim in its clean, blue waters.


  • Embark on a three-day excursion to La Victoria in Alcudia, a wonderful summer camp located an hour north of Palma. Take classes and participate in a range of fun, intercultural activities in the great outdoors.

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees





Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2018 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 10, 2018 Jul 7, 2018


Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 8, 2018 Aug 4, 2018


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