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  • Locations: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Calendar Year, Fall, Spring, Year (SH)
  • Host University Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UW-Stout applicants only
  • Cost Estimate: Fall, Spring, Year (SH)
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
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
Program Description:


Balearic Islands


Balearic Islands
Students majoring in Business Administration and 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.

Location: Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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.



Balearic Islands
Courses offered in English may be found at the following links:
Business Administration

Junior or Senior status at time of participation
Minimum 3.0 GPA requirement
Preferred for Business Administration and Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management students
Minimum of 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 AND submit a 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.  



Balearic Islands
Accommodation: You may find accommodation information at UIB on their website. However, there is very limited space in their student residence and students should expect to search for their own private accommodation. Their website provides some resources on searching for a shared flat. Students searching for their own accommodation should expect that it can take a few weeks to over a month. Typically students live with other international students and do their own meal preparation in their apartments. UIB does not offer a dining service plan. 

Passport and Visa: Please visit the Education Abroad website for information on passports and visas.  


Balearic Islands
The Cost Estimates at the top of this program website are used to determine the costs for the term you would like to go abroad. For information on financing your education abroad program visit the Financial Aid, Grants and Scholarships link on our website.