Summer Study Abroad in Mallorca, Spain
- Study Spanish literature, culture, and business on the beautiful island of Mallorca!
- 4-week program is offered in cooperation with the Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB).
- Summer program courses are taught in Spanish and English.
Located in Palma de Mallorca, the capital city of Mallorca, one of the most beautiful islands of the Mediterranean, the University facilities are conveniently situated in the downtown area. Students attending this exciting program stay with local families with wide experience hosting American students.
Students at the Arcadia University Mallorca program are required to take 6 credits: three in Spanish language and three in an elective course of their choice. Students take a placement exam during orientation in Mallorca in order to determine their level of Spanish, and Spanish language is available at three levels from beginner to advanced. The four available elective courses are:
MALL SPAN 390S Current Topics in Spanish Society (taught in English): The course centers on the role of Spain in the European Union and current topics with regard to Spanish institutions, economy, and culture. (view complete syllabus)
MALL SPAN 393S Spanish Cultural Encounters from Prehistory to the Present Day (taught in Spanish): includes a survey of modern Spain's most relevant cultural and societal aspects, such as cinema, theater, and music. (view complete syllabus)
MALL SPAN 302S Advanced Spanish Business Writing (taught in Spanish): This course focuses on developing reading and writing ability for professional/ business documents. (view complete syllabus)
MALL SPAN 397S Survey of Spanish Literature (taught in Spanish): focuses on recent and current literature trends in Spain. (view complete syllabus)
The three available Spanish courses are:
MALL SPAN 105S Spanish Beginner (view complete syllabus)
MALL SPAN 205S Spanish Intermediate (view complete syllabus)
MALL SPAN 305S Spanish Advanced (view complete syllabus)
The program also includes a guided tour of the historic center and Cathedral of Palma de Mallorca, and a visit to the Cabrera Archipelago, a National natural park/biosphere located 12 miles south of Mallorca.
Summer program: 6 credits.
GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.
You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.