Ramp up your Spanish language skills while visiting palaces and castles and kicking back on island beaches! Students attending this 4-week CIEE Global Navigator program will receive 60 hours of Spanish language instruction (4 college credits) and live like locals on this Spanish island.
Discover Roman ruins, a Moorish casbah and underwater caves. Go on a scavenger hunt in a 14th-century Medieval castle. Kayak and snorkel 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. 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.