CIEE Palma de Mallorca Liberal Arts
Palma de Mallorca, the capital of the Balearic Islands, has inspired musicians, artists, and writers for centuries. Mallorca is an island marked with contrasts, from tiny traditional shops with Modernist facades to small villages with stone houses in the middle of the mountains, from long sandy beaches and dramatic coves, to the urban and multicultural city of Palma. Mallorca enjoys a mild climate, beautiful landscape, urban life, and traditional culture. No wonder Palma has become an international melting pot, with 18 percent of its inhabitants coming from other countries.
Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB), a public institution with 15,000 students, was founded in 1978 and is the descendant of Mallorcan universities dating back to the 15th century. UIB is rooted in the culture of the Balearic Islands, with a strong commitment to serving society and respecting the environment. Its modern campus has libraries, a bookstore, computer labs, sports facilities, medical services, restaurants, and cafeterias. The Serra de Tramuntana mountains form the backdrop of the campus, which is about a 12-minute metro ride from the city center.
If you are interested in business, tourism studies, humanities, and social sciences, and want to further develop your written and spoken Spanish skills, this program is for you. You’ll matriculate in university courses with Spanish students, live with a Spanish-speaking family, explore the region on class-related excursions, participate in a conversational exchange program with Spanish students, and volunteer through the University volunteer program. And, you’‘ll have the opportunity to gain practical work experience through an internship in the tourism industry.
Relevant Academic Disciplines
Anthropology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Culture, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Foreign Languages, History, Humanities, Liberal Arts, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Tourism
Overall GPA 2.75
Language Skill: 2.5 years college level