- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.50 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
This program is designed for students with an interest in tourism studies, environmental studies, Spanish gastronomy, and/or Spanish Mediterranean culture. CIEE courses include substantial interactive and practical components and promote learning by doing with field study activities. Classes are held at Sa Riera, a Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB) building in the center of Palma. Class sizes are small, and all professors in the CIEE Language and Culture summer program are accustomed to teaching U.S. students. CIEE courses are taught by UIB faculty.
Students can choose from one or two 4-week sessions on this program. One 3-credit content course will be taught per session, plus an optional 1-credit communicative Spanish course that students can choose to take during either session.
Summer: sessions range from mid May through mid July
Refer to CIEE's website for the specific dates, if available.
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.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.