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10/21/2016

Fall 2016 CIEE in Palma de Mallorca - Newsletter II

The fall semester is halfway through, so this week students are taking midterms for most of their classes. After exams, this coming weekend we are travelling to Alicante to visit its beautiful city and castle, to learn about its history, as well as to discover the surrounding villages and traditions.

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Our first October outing was a two-day Hiking adventure from Deià to Soller, spending the night at Can Boi refuge, surrounded by beautiful stone houses and mountains. We spent Saturday in Deià, a village with Moorish origins in the North Coast of the Island, named Sierra de Tramuntana, and recently declared World Heritage Site. We had time to walk down to Deià’s Cove and swim, but also to go up the hill to visit the cemetery where the poet Robert Graves is buried. On Sunday, we walked for five hours to Port de Soller. Students commented that the landscape was absolutely gorgeous, despite the extenuating walk.

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Our second excursion in October was taking a one-hour boat ride from Port de Soller (where we learned the history of this town of Modernist architecture and exclusive historical commercial relationship with France, to Sa Calobra, an impressive cove formed by the river mouth of Torrent de Pareis, with walls higher than 200 meters. It was a cold rainy day and from the boat ride we could see all the way outstanding views of Sierra de Tramuntana, the sea and the sky.

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With our Spanish classes, students have visited the Palace of Almudaina. This is a fortress built originally by the Romans (123BC), later rebuilt by the Muslims (10th century) and in the end rebuilt again by the Christian occupation, by James II, first king of Mallorca (14th century). This is probably the building in Palma which better tells the history of occupations and cultures living in Mallorca over the centuries.

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CIEE Palma students enrolled in International Tourism: Trends of the 21st century enjoyed their 2nd field visit to 3 Meliá Hotels in Magaluf: Me Mallorca, Sol Katmandu, and Sol Wave House, three very diverse styles, themes and clients of the same hotel chain, located in one touristic resort. Afterwards, students shared in class their learning intakes from this experience.

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Some university classes include as well field visits, such as the class International Marketing which visited the company Dingus with Doctor Professor Miguel Trías. Three of our students are enrolled in this class, Rui, Zijing and Matt.

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Our students continue working at their internships at Hotel Caballero, Hotel Java, Outlining Innovation, Brújula, and Mar Hotels. And the semester continues, so we will share with you in a month what will come next: Alicante trip, Valldemossa, and more.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

09/27/2016

Fall 2016 CIEE in Palma de Mallorca - Newsletter I

Fall semester is already on its third week. During the first two weeks our students live one of the most exciting moments in Palma de Mallorca, when they meet their homestays. Bellow you can see Kellie meeting her “familia española”.

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Also, during these weeks we organize many activities to put students in contact with the culture and the logistics of the city. We have walked around the streets in Palma’s historical district to shop and obtain the bus card and cellphones. We have visited the campus before classes started, so we got to know the installations and classrooms.

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Our language class organizes an outing to see an impressive fortification of the 14th century, Bellver Castle, so important for our historical memory. This Gothic Mallorcan castle is the oldest in Europe with round shape. Not only we enjoy the beautiful landscape and natural environment, but we learn about our history and lots of vocabulary, with organized activities which require speaking Spanish all the time.

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And of course, we have visited the Cathedral. Palma Cathedral is known as the Cathedral of Light because the Mediterranean light goes through its 87 stained glass windows and its 8 impressive rose windows, one of them the biggest of the Gothic world. It is also known as the Cathedral of Space, because it is said that with 43m height is the gothic cathedral which with less stone embraces more useful space.

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This year, the Night of the Art happened on the second weekend. This is already a tradition in Palma, a one night dedicated to art in which galleries and museums are all open for free to the public. Some students joined Aina, our Guardian Angel, in this colorful, busy and cultured night.

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Biking Palma Bay is one of our star excursions in which we bike along the Bay of Palma for 8 kilometers.

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International Tourism CIEE class first field visit was to the Congress Palace recently built in Palma, still under construction. Professor Montse Gatnau accompanied students in this academic guided visit.

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All our students have started their internships at this point at companies such as Hotel Caballero, Hotel Java, Outlining Innovation, Brújula, and Mar Hotels.

And the semester continues, so we will be back with more. Our next excursion is a hiking two-day trip in Tramuntana mountain range, World Heritage Site, visiting Deia and Port de Soller villages.

 

 

09/22/2016

''LAS FOTOS'' By Katrhyn Maloney : CIEE Palma de Mallorca

Entrada 11

Name : Katrhyn Maloney

University : Providence College

FOTOS ABOUT PALMA 

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SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

08/05/2016

"EXCURSION TO ES TRENC" GROUP III: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

Last weekend we took the bus to Es Trenc and spent the day in the sun. We relaxed, hung out, and a couple of the students went paddle boarding!13699958_1204083789644129_4970193040044144687_n 13775414_1204082436310931_4018961988857925516_n Courtney the pro.13731729_1204082506310924_5311423682942163189_n Courtney and Rachel testing their balance on the board.13775492_1204082659644242_4684726807140808913_nDakota's first time.
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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

07/29/2016

"MALAGA AND MOROCCO" BY EMILY WILLIAMS: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

Adventure of a Lifetime: Malaga and Morocco

Sara and I had a really good (almost) solo trip to Malaga and Morocco. We survived without data for directions and even made it all the way to Africa and back!

 

07/22/2016

"SERRA DE TRAMUNTANA": CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

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On a Saturday excursion, our students spent the afternoon hiking to Cala Deià. Soaking up some sun on the rocks, they spent an hour at the beach before heading to different panoramic lookouts around the coast. They ended the afternoon with a great view and cold “cafe con leche” after spending the day learning about the island’s Roman, Arabic, Christian origins and frequent run-ins with pirates.

 

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Andrew, munching on an apple and excited that he found a hiking stick.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

07/15/2016

"NIGHT OF SAN JUAN": CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

 

 

 

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Our second group of summer students arrived just in time for one of Mallorca’s most famous and lively parties, the Night of San Juan. With sparks, drinks, and candles, the Night of San Juan brings all different people and cultures together to celebrate on the beach. Our students watched the sunset over the ocean then made their way over to the Cathedral and watched as the demons paraded their way through the crowd with fireworks and music.13516720_10154226795688632_3889917219897577432_n Parade of demons.13524491_10154226795693632_8671752367607736333_n 13566940_10154226795828632_880045024964801676_n Before the parade - everybody enjoying the sunset with drinks and candles.13566983_10154226795698632_7908280561160068126_nFireworks and sparks.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe




07/12/2016

"Tuesday Strolls" by Emily Williams: CIEE PALMA DE MALLORCA, SUMMER 2016

 

 

 

Cafes con leche and Good Views

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There are so many small hidden streets in the city that you will never get bored exploring.

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Tangopan- It was definitely the Spanish version of an American breakfast but it still hit the spot and I got to enjoy the sun and people watching while sitting outside.

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Bertoldo - I stopped at this cute little cafe on the corner on the way to cooking class one day. I enjoyed a cafe con leche while people  watching. I could spend hours in Spanish cafes relaxing with a cafe con leche and a snack.

With no possible way go see everything/eat/drink everywhere I have learned to make the most of my time and know that I can’t possibly do everything that I want to here.

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

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http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

 

 

06/23/2016

''Formentor'' By Sara Prust: Ciee Palma de Mallorca, Spring 2016

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Name: Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

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I am so in love with this beautiful island!!! You never run out of places to explore. We visited Formentor, the northern most part of the island, and it was incredible!

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Cap de Formentor

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The day we visited, it was very cloudy and rainy but as we say here in Spain ‘Hay que aprovechar!’, it essentially means to seize the day. We climbed the stairs built along the cap de Formentor to get the best views. It wasn’t really raining at this point but very foggy. We were literally in a cloud!

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Fun fact: That “little rock” at the end of the peninsula used to be on top of the tip but has since fallen off to create a tiny island.

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My friends and I had been taking in the view and snapping some pics when I asked someone to take a picture of me. I turned around to get ready and the cloud had completely encompassed us. What should be behind me is the picture above this one of the large peninsula and cove but in seconds the fog covered it all.

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Because of the rain, we also got to see some slugs!!! They are cute little creatures.

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After climbing to the cap we ventured down to Playa de Formentor. This is a long, thin beach that stretches more or less the entire length of the coves interior. Gorgeous even in the clouds and rain. Formentor is very preserved and protected. There is only one hotel and it is very concealed, purposefully placed as to not disrupt the beauty.

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The cove

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The beautiful Med

We were the only ones on the beach which was really cool!

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Can’t wait to come back in the sunshine!!!

Besos, Señorita Sara

Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science

06/19/2016

''Hike to la Ermita'' By Sara Prust: Ciee Palma de Mallorca Spring 2016

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Name : Sara Prust

University: University of Purdue

 

 

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Sunday FUNday Hike to La Ermita!!!

A group of us took a bus to the gorgeous and incredibly quaint, Valldemossa. This is the cutest town ever! Every street is so photogenic, covered in stone, layered with plants. So much fun to stroll through.

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Mujeres Fuertes

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Before the hike we stopped to “merendar”, or to eat breakfast or a morning snack, before heading to La Ermita. There is a famous type of bread called Coca de Patata that Valldemossa is known for. Of course we had to get one with coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice, which is totally a common thing in Spain. The Coca de Patata was light and sweet and just delicious!

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El Laberinto/ The Maze

After our “merienda”, we headed off to La Ermita. The route was along the road, so not too challenging. The best part was definitely the incredible views as we walked and talked. The Sierra Tramuntana mountains have my heart… there are honestly one of my favorite things in the world. And on this particular day, there were some clouds (called nubles in spanish) that hovered over the peak. I was taken aback and reminded how great our God is and how breathtaking his creation is.

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This is how I picture heaven

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Oh you know, just taking a stroll through olive trees with the Mediterranean on one side and the Sierra Tramuntana mountains on the other… Is this real life?

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Olive Trees

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My hiking buddies for the day, minus Helena. These ladies are great and really make me laugh. Between Erinn’s snorting, Emily’s constant hilarity, and Kate D’s sarcasm… there was never a dull moment.

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El Campo/The Countryside

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La Ermita

La Ermita translates roughly to hermitage. A hermitage is a secluded place of refuge. It also serves as a sanctuary, a place of God. It was very serene, overlooking the water, being surrounded by mountains, and it was actually nice that it was a bit overcast. I really enjoyed the day. It was great to get out and stretch my legs, have good conversation with even better people, and see the gorgeous island I am so blessed to live on.

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La Ermita/ A Secluded Retreat

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We had some deep life talks while eating bocadillos at an old church on top of a mountain overlooking the Mediterranean Sea… My life is really cool!

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AAaaaaaaannnd they had some cool plants so I was happy! 

Besos y cactus, Señorita Sara

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Visit CIEE Palma de Mallorca:

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SEMESTER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/liberal-arts

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/business-tourism

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-language-culture

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/summer-internship-program

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/ireland/dublin/dublin-to-palma-summer-tourism-in-europe

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/netherlands/groningen/groningen-to-palma-summer-environmental-issues

http://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/spain/palma-de-mallorca/palma-to-kralendijk-summer-marine-science