CIEE-Palma de Mallorca

Program Details

Program Location Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31030
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Summer 2024 05/12/24 to 07/08/24
Page Links
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Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


The Summer Language and Culture Program in Palma de Mallorca offers students interested in business, tourism, and Spanish culture and traditions a unique opportunity to live and learn abroad. Home to stunning scenery, unique Mediterranean cuisine, and near-constant sunshine, Palma de Mallorca is a top European tourist destination. 

Stunning scenery and sunny skies make Palma de Mallorca an idyllic location to explore the balance between tourism and sustainable development and the cuisine and wine of the Mediterranean. Outside the classroom, students will have ample opportunities to explore the city's wine industry, taste authentic Mediterranean dishes, and learn how business, hospitality, and environmental sustainability are impacted by tourism. All courses are complemented with immersive co-curricular activities, company visits, and hands-on workshops designed to enhance classroom learning and develop intercultural understanding.

All students take Mediterranean Cuisine in Spain: Cooking and Wine Tasting and Tourism & Sustainable Development in Europe.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts] [College of Health and Human Sciences]
Specifically from: HTM (HHS) and SLC, COM, POL, IDIS & HIST (CLA)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

All students take one three-credit course per session and can also enroll in an optional Communicative Spanish Language course taught in Spanish (one credit). In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

Students must participate in both sessions. 

Course information can be found HERE.


  •  Featured excursion: A visit to Sierra de Tramuntana World Heritage Site is a must; we will visit its mountains overlooking the blue Mediterranean, learn about the historic towns of Valldemossa, Deiá, and Sóller, and taste delicious cocas de patata with hot chocolate or almond ice cream 
  • Stroll the stunning white sand beaches of Es Trenc with views of Cabrera Island’s national park, or wander around the natural park of Mondragó  
  • Take in breathtaking views at Cape Formentor, the northernmost point of the island  
  • Explore the multi-layered city of Palma and its architectural treasures, such as the impressive Gothic Cathedral and the only round medieval castle in Spain overseeing the bay of Palma  
  • Visit Can Joan de S’Aigo, a creamery from the 1700s, to try traditional Mallorcan handmade almond ice cream, ensaïmada, empanada, or cocarrois  
  • Learn to appreciate the savor and vintage of wine while expanding your tasting repertoire during a visit to Macià Batle’s traditional winery in Mallorca


Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the local language and culture. Each student has an individual room. Breakfast and dinner, laundry, and internet access are provided. Homes are in the center of Palma, within walking distance of public transportation and no more than a 30-minute commute to the main square or the UIB downtown building where classes and CIEE offices are located.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.
Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.
The Program fee includes: tuition, on-site orientation, airport pickup, cultural activities and study tours. Students staying in a host family will receive two meals per day.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2024

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $4,973.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.40
Housing $3,200.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,000.00
Local Transportation $244.00
Meals $560.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $280.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

CIEE has scholarships available, more information can be found HERE.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email