This sunny Mediterranean island is a mecca for tourists. Add Spain’s number one tourism degree program, and you’ve got the perfect location to explore hospitality, recreation management, and business. Join Spanish students in specially designed Spanish or English-taught classes, and visit Palma hospitality and tourism businesses to develop critical management skills, industry vocabulary, and a global business perspective. Experience a professional work atmosphere while pursuing a for-credit internship in a company or hotel in Palma.
In addition to Spanish, you can also study Spanish literature, education, psychology, and international law. Or intern at a Palma school teaching English as a Second Language.
GAIN RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
and credit with an internship at a Palma enterprise or hotel.
EXPLORE NATURAL AND CULTURAL SITES,
international and new-tech companies, areas of mass tourism and over-development, rural eco-tourist sites, and hotels.
TAKE YOUR BEGINNING OR ADVANCED SPANISH SKILLS
to new heights in a stunning Mediterranean setting.
Take a three-day trip to the capital of Spain, Madrid, and visit Prado and Reina Sofía Museums, the Congress, and the historical Retiro Park. Enjoy delicious churros with chocolate and fried calamari sandwiches.
Hike impressive Tramuntana Mountain, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit Palma highlights like the Gothic Cathedral, the Medieval Bellver Castle, the Royal Palace Almudaina, the Arab Baths, the City Hall, and the historic district.
Explore the historical villages of Valldemossa, and Deia, the walled city of Alcudia and its Roman ruins, the natural beaches of Es Trenc, Cabrera National Maritime Park, or the breathtaking views of Cape Formentor.
Take a bike tour along the coast of Palma to Arenal beaches.
Get to know new Spanish friends with cooking classes, salsa dancing, movies, beach picnics, flea market visits, and more.
Complement your studies with field visits to hotels, tourist sites, schools, and more.
Teaching English Internships. Join a school in Palma to assist English language classes or content classes (science, art, history) taught in English, while becoming part of the school community. You will take a seminar on TESL and receive 3 credits.
Internships. Build you resume and earn up to 6 credits working at a local business. You might do marketing analysis and research at The Hotel Factory; learn to cook at the kitchen of the five star restaurant at Hotel Can Alomar; support the finance controller with sales and contracts at the offices of BG Hotels; or help organize events such as the SuperYatch or UIB academic congresses.
Volunteering. Through Red Cross Youth, find a cause that spurs you to action, from the environment to AIDs to children in need.
Language and peer support. Join a conversation exchange program with native Spanish students and accelerate your progress with Spanish while you meet new friends.
Housing (if living with a homestay, three meals per day are included)
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Five-day orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Field trips and cultural activities
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
AVAILABLE DATES *Specific dates within host web site Fall Semester Spring Semester
JWU students may have a Winter Term Away when participating in semester programs. A winter term away means that you will not be registered at JWU during the winter term but that you have a plan to register for the following term.
If the dates of your exchange program or affiliate partner program use the semester calendar, this means that it includes more than one regular JWU academic term (Fall, Winter, Spring). You will need to discuss this term away with your Academic Counselor and Financial Planner in SAFS. This will ensure that JWU understands your academic plans, maintains your student status, and protects your student loans from going into deferment. When participating in a semester study abroad, you only register for and are billed for one JWU term (Fall or Spring) and do not register for classes for Winter Term. All students should be aware of their study abroad program’s dates and how they relate to JWU's academic calendar.
THE PROGRAM PARTNER - CIEE
Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) is an educational organization dedicated to providing challenging and enriching study abroad programs. Learn more about CIEE from their web site. On these affiliate programs, CIEE staff members provide program-specific advising and guidance and answer students' and families' questions about the program details.
ACADEMICS The specific course descriptions and options are described on the host website. It is important to plan how the courses abroad will be applied towards your JWU degree.
Total Credit Hours Earned Abroad On This Program:
14-18 semester credits (21-27 quarter credits): JWU students can satisfy 18 or 22.5 quarter credits.
A list of known credit/course equivalencies is available at the "Courses Offered" link in the fact sheet at the top of this page. If you would like to take courses abroad that do not appear on the list of known credit/course equivalencies, we will help you request a new course equivalency. You are required to complete a Study Abroad Exchange and Foreign Course Equivalency Form for your academic plan abroad in order to coordinate your plan with Study Abroad and SAS. Contact your Study Abroad Advisor for assistance in completing and submitting the course equivalency form.
Since host courses are not from the JWU catalog, you will schedule at JWU for a generic "ABRD4180" placeholder course that is holding the space for the host courses completed abroad. You will only be able to schedule for the placeholder course if you shared your final academic plan with SAS and official summary notes have been written in your JWU degree audit.
Upon completion of the program, the host will send an official transcript to JWU Study Abroad. Previously approved courses which are successfully passed will be applied to the JWU transcript as transfer credit. The typical timeline for your JWU transcript to be updated is 3-5 months.
THE PROCESS To participate in this program and receive credit toward your JWU degree, you must complete the following steps:
Submit a JWU Study Abroad application by clicking "apply now" at the top or bottom of this page. Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is submitted.
Study Abroad reviews your JWU application and will "Accept" your application if all minimum eligibility requirements have been met*. (*Final acceptance into the program only comes from the program affiliate partner directly.)
Complete the affiliate partner's application, available on its web site. JWU and the program host have separate application systems. Please be advised that there may be duplicate information requested.
Make all program payments, such as tuition, directly to JWU.
Follow the instructions of both JWU and the affiliate partner for participation in this program.
Request your official study abroad program transcript be sent to JWU Study Abroad.
ORIENTATION Each program has a mandatory orientation process which starts the term before your program starts. Failure to participate in the various meetings listed below may jeopardize your ability to participate in the program.
Pre-departure meetings vary according to the program model and typically include discussions, on-line resources, and assignments to ensure you understand your specific program, the courses, housing, costs and other related details. These meetings may be a combination of in-person and web-based meeting formats.