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** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language of Instruction:||English, Spanish||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Internships Available:||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. Then the students enroll in hospitality and tourism courses at the University of Balearic Islands 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.
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 humanities and business courses are offered in English. To view course offerings click here.
Students are housed in a dormitory on campus for the first month of language study providing time to locate an apartment in the city for the year. Generally students live with other international students and do their own meal preparation in their apartments. UIB does not offer a dining service plan. Students preferring to live in the residence halls may apply.
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.