|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||UW-Stout applicants only|
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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior||Housing Options:||Apartments|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||Yes|
Students majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management have an opportunity to gain international experience studying in Spain. Student can choose to begin the program studying intensive Spanish language for the month of September. After, students enroll in hospitality and tourism courses at the University for fall and spring semesters. The fall semester runs from October to February and the spring semester runs from mid February to June. Students who successfully complete the courses receive transfer credit from UW-Stout which can be used to meet degree requirements for the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism degree.
Location: The University of Balearic Islands is located on the island of Mallorca in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain. Mallorca is a popular tourist destination in Europe with over 300 miles of coastline, beaches and mountain scenery. It has a mild climate with temperatures ranging from 40-60 degrees in the winter and 70-85 in the summer. It has a diverse culture and many historical sites from the pre-Roman, Roman, Arab and Spanish eras of settlement.
Palma de Mallorca, the capital city, has about 300,000 inhabitants. Its attractive harbor, historic sites and nightlife make it a popular location for study. The University of Balearic Islands is located in the city of Palma. Nearly 13,000 students enroll in a variety of degree programs such as science, business, social sciences and education as well as hospitality and tourism. The School of Tourism was founded in 1987 and currently enrolls about 1,500 students. It is housed in a new building with modern laboratories, classrooms and computer facilities.
Students are advised to meet with their Program Director to select courses that will meet degree requirements at UW-Stout. Students enroll in at least four courses each semester and receive three transfer credits for each course successfully completed. Several tourism and business courses are offered in English. To view course offerings click here.
Junior or Senior status at time of participation
Minimum 3.0 GPA requirement
Preferred for Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management students
Minimum of basic to intermediate level of Spanish language required. Students must provide proof of language ability through ONE of the following options:
1. Transcript showing successful completion of SPAN 121 or 122 or both. Must also submit copy of high school transcript showing 4 years of high school Spanish with passing grade of C or better.
2. Transcript showing successful completion of SPAN 104.
3. Complete Placement Test at the Counseling Center. Student will be considered to have sufficient level of Spanish if placed in a 200 level course.
4. Test out of SPAN 104. Student will need to make own arrangements with the Spanish department to test out of SPAN 104. Inquire with OIE for more details.
Accomodation: Students will be expected to find their own accommodations which can take a few weeks to over a month. Students may request to stay in the campus residence hall for 1-2 weeks, providing there is availability, in order to provide time to locate an apartment in the city. Generally students live with other international students and do their own meal preparation in their apartments. UIB does not offer a dining service plan.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Spain. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will need to have a visa to study in Spain. The current visa fee is $140. The Office of International Education can assist you with this process. The visa application process will require two trips to the Chicago Consulate by the visa applicant.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Spain. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Spain before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.